LEV SZENTKIRÁLYI, PH.D.
Program for Writing and Rhetoric (PWR)
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0317
Ph.D. Political Science • University of Colorado at Boulder • 2017
Fields: Normative Political Theory, International Relations, and Environmental Policy
Dissertation: The Ethics of Precaution: Taking Responsibility for Uncertain Threats of Environmental Harm
Committee: Benjamin Hale (chair), David Mapel, J. Samuel Fitch, Krister Andersson, William Boyd
M.A. Political Science • University of Colorado at Boulder • 2012
M.A. Philosophy • University of Connecticut • 2009
B.A. Political Science and Philosophy (dual major) • Bowling Green State University • 2006
B.S. Environmental Science • Bowling Green State University • 2006
Non-degree-seeking graduate studies in Political Science • Central European University • Budapest, Hungary • 2005
Instructor • Program for Writing and Rhetoric • University of Colorado at Boulder • Fall 2017-Present
Ethics of risk, moral responsibility, environmental justice, food justice, climate ethics, human rights, just war theory • peace and war, intrastate conflict and civil war • precautionary principle, environmental risk management
Szentkirályi, Levente, and Michael Burch. “An Umbrella of Legitimacy: Rebel Faction Size and External Military Intervention.” International Political Science Review (March 2017).
Miller, Caleb, Colin Brown, Levente Szentkirályi, Joshua Dean, and Jake Eschenburg. “2016 APSA Teaching and Learning Conference and Track Summaries: Teaching How to Teach.” PS: Political Science and Politics 49.3 (2016): 583-4.
Szentkirályi, Levente. Review of Politics of Precaution: Regulating Health, Safety, and Environmental Risks in Europe and the United States by David Vogel. Global Environmental Politics 14.1 (2014): 140-2.
Works in Progress
Precautionary Risk Regulation as a Matter of Right (invited book chapter in Handbook of Philosophy and Public Policy, under contract with Palgrave Macmillan).
Ethics of Precaution: Taking Responsibility for Uncertain Threats of Environmental Harm (book manuscript).
Rights Against Environmental Harms: The Enduring Appeal of Natural Rights Theory.
Lockean Property Rights and Eminent Domain: An Allowance For Takings?
How Critically-Reflective Formative Writing Assignments Can Enhance the Service-Learning Experience.
Community Engagement and Academic Success: An Empirical Test of the Benefits of Service-Learning.
Left to Stand and Die Alone: Collective Self-Determination and Prejudice Against Small Rebel Groups.
Instructor of Record
Political Theory Courses
Global Justice (hybrid) • summer 2017 • CU-Boulder, PWR
Global Justice • spring 2017, summer 2016 • CU-Boulder, PWR
Global Justice (service-learning) • fall 2016 • CU-Boulder, PWR
Global Justice (online) • summer 2016 • CU-Boulder, Continuing Education
Government and Capitalism in the U.S. • spring 2015 • CU-Boulder, Political Science
Environmental Political Theory • summer 2014 • CU-Boulder Political Science
Public Health Science, Policy, and Ethics (WID) • fall 2017, summer 2017 • CU-Boulder PWR
Writing in Political Science (WID) • spring 2017 • CU-Boulder PWR
First-Year Writing and Rhetoric (WAC) • fall 2017, spring 2016, fall 2015 • CU-Boulder, PWR
International Relations Courses
Global Issues (online) • summers 2014 and 2013 • University of Northern Colorado, Political Science
Introduction to International Relations • fall 2014, fall 2013, spring 2011 • CU-Boulder, Political Science
History of Western Political Thought • spring 2014, fall 2011, fall 2010 • CU-Boulder, Political Science
Quantitative Research Methods • spring 2013 • CU-Boulder, Political Science
American Political Thought • fall 2012 • CU-Boulder, Political Science
Environmental Political Theory • spring 2012 • CU-Boulder Political Science
Introduction to Environmental Public Policy Analysis • fall 2011 • CU-Boulder, Political Science
Problems of Philosophy • 2009 spring, 2008 fall, fall 2007 • University of Connecticut, Philosophy
Philosophy and Social Ethics • spring 2008 • University of Connecticut, Philosophy
Other Teaching Interests
Environmental Justice, Global Justice, Food Justice, Climate Ethics, Global Environmental Politics, Ethics of Environmental Risk, Environmental Risk Management, Liberalism and Its Critics, Capitalism and Its Critics, and Just War Theory
International Security, Revolution and Political Violence, International Organizations, Global Environmental Politics, and International Affairs
Advanced Writing in Political Science, The Rhetoric of Environmental Movements: Writing for Social Reform, and Peace and War: The Rhetoric of Armed Conflict
Graduate Part-Time Instructor Teaching Excellence Award (university-wide competition following nomination by home department) • United Government of Graduate Students • University of Colorado • April 2016
Faculty Fellows in Community-Based Learning Grant • CU Engage: Center for Community Based Learning and Research • University of Colorado • March 2016 • $4,000
Faculty Research Grant • International Mobility Program on Atlantic Citizenship Trends (IMPACT) Program • University of Colorado, sponsored by European Commission and the U.S. Department of Education • May 2012 • $2,500
Field Research Grant • Department of Political Science, University of Colorado • April 2012 • $1,800
Conference Travel Grant • Program for Writing and Rhetoric • University of Colorado • spring and fall 2016 • $1,300
Conference Travel Grant • Graduate School, University of Colorado • spring 2011, spring 2012, fall 2012, spring 2013, fall 2013, spring 2014, spring 2016 • $2,100 total
Conference Travel Grant • Department of Political Science, University of Colorado • spring 2011, spring 2012, fall 2012, fall 2014, spring 2016 • $1,500 total
Frazier Reams Public Affairs Fellowship • Bowling Green State University, University Advancement • April 2005 • $10,000
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship • U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and Institute of International Education • November 2004 • $5,000
Environmental Science and Environmental Engineering Scholarship • Office of Environmental Education • Ohio Environmental Protection Agency • August 2004 • $2,500
“Integrating Community Service with Community-Based Writing: How Multifaceted Service-Learning Enhances Academic Success,” Conference on Community Writing (Boulder, CO): October 2017
“Food Insecurity and Precaution: Protecting a Right to Food That Is Safe to Eat,” American Political Science Association Annual Meeting: San Francisco, CA (September 2017)
“Improving the Service-Learning Experience: An Empirical Test,” American Political Science Association Annual Meeting: San Francisco, CA (September 2017)
“Mistaken About Our Students’ Critical Thinking and Writing Skills: A Proposal for a Keystone Writing in Political Science Course,” American Political Science Association Annual Meeting: Philadelphia, PA (September 2016)
“Uncertain Threats of Environmental Harm and Obligations of Due Care” (poster session), American Political Science Association Annual Meeting: Philadelphia, PA (September 2016).
“How Formal Writing Instruction Can Improve Critical Thinking Skills and the Service-Learning Experience,” American Political Science Association Teaching and Learning Conference: Portland, OR (February 2016).
“Safeguarding Against Uncertain Threats of Environmental Harm” (poster session), American Political Science Association Annual Meeting: Washington, DC (August 2014).
“The Precautionary Principle—As a Matter of Right,” Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting: Seattle, WA (April 2014).
“Environmental Harms and the Enduring Appeal and Merit of Natural Rights,” Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting: Los Angeles, CA (March 2013).
“An Umbrella of Legitimacy: Rebel Faction Size and External Military Intervention” (poster session), co-authored with Michael C. Burch, Peace Science Society Annual Conference: Savannah, GA (October, 2012).
“Lowering the Bar for Justified Military Intervention in Intrastate Conflicts? A Reply to Walzer,” Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting: Portland, OR (March, 2012).
“Bottom-up Governance of the Environment and the Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme,” co-authored with María Fernanda Enríquez, International Studies Association Annual Convention: Montreal, Quebec, Canada (March, 2011).
University of Colorado • Program for Writing and Rhetoric • 2015-present
Faculty Advisory Committee Member
• Work collaboratively with PWR faculty and staff to resolve diverse administrative and policy matters.
• Liaise between PWR faculty and administration, and graduate student instructor pool.
University of Colorado • Department of Political Science/Graduate Teacher Program • 2012-2014
Lead Graduate Teacher
• Mentor graduate student instructors in their efforts to improve their pedagogical skills.
• Observe graduate students’ classes and conduct in-depth consultations to resolve problem-areas.
Teacher Training and Pedagogical Development
Received Certificate in College Teaching, Graduate Teacher Program, University of Colorado (December 2016)
Designed WRTG 3020: Environmental Justice, new interdisciplinary writing-intensive course (November 2016): currently under reviewed by the PWR Upper-Division Curriculum Committee
Designed new service-learning/community-based writing curriculum for Fall 2016 WRTG 3020: Global Justice course, in association with Intercambio de Comunidades, Boulder, CO (Summer 2016)
Completed Service-Learning Curriculum Development Workshop, Center for Community-Based Learning and Research, University of Colorado (May 2016): prerequisite of $4,000 course development grant
Designed WRTG 3020: Writing in Political Science, new WAC/WID course (approved by the PWR May 2016)
Designed WRTG 3020: Global Justice, new interdisciplinary writing-intensive course (approved by the PWR November 2015)