We were deeply saddened by the untimely passing of Professor Nicholas Rengger of the School of International Relations. Nick was a long-time member of the former Centre for Global Constitutionalism and contributed greatly to its work from its founding in 2007.
Nick was an extraordinary scholar who possessed wide-ranging interests that spanned international political theory, philosophy, history, theology, and much else besides. His scholarship is therefore not easily categorised; what stands out is both the diversity of thought and the integrity with which he brought these various strands together in an impressive and influential body of work.
In addition to his prodigious intellect Nick was also a dedicated and supportive colleague. He was a loyal attendee at CGC events and an invariably sharp—but always courteous—questioner of our invited guests. In his role as Head of School (2013-2016) he encouraged the Centre’s work, just as he did with so many other academic initiatives within the School and wider University community.
We will miss his warmth and intelligence tremendously.
Adam Bower and Mateja Peter