Martin Luteran, M.Jur., M.Phil., D.Phil


Affiliated Scholar
Bratislava, Slovakia

Dr. Martin Luteran’s scholarly interests and expertise are in moral and legal philosophy and particularly the idea of proportionality in international law and human rights. A citizen of the Slovak Republic, Dr. Luteran is an educational entrepreneur in Slovakia and is the founding rector of the Collegium Anton Neuwirth, a residential study center for university students in the capital city of Bratislava. The Collegium is dedicated to interdisciplinary Christian cultural and western civilization studies. Of his vision for this work, Dr. Luteran says, “I have dreamed for a long time that education in the humanities and social sciences would be taken seriously in Slovakia.” He also founded and directs the Ladislav Hanus Fellowship, an academic fraternity of university students and young professionals in Bratislava. Dr. Luteran previously studied in the United States as a Witherspoon Fellow in Washington, D.C. After receiving his master’s degree in law at Comenius University in Bratislava, Dr. Luteran studied human rights, ethics, and jurisprudence with Professor John Finnis at Oxford University, where he earned a second master’s and doctor’s degree in law at Lady Margaret Hall. Dr. Luteran has taught seminars on natural law and moral philosophy to high school and university students and worked as legal counsel to the Office of the National Council of the Slovak Republic. He is a contributor to the forthcoming book, Law and Outsiders: Norms, Processes and “Othering” in the 21st Century (Hart Publishing, 2011).