People

Chair

Christian SchemmelDr Christian Schemmel
Lecturer in Political Theory, University of Manchester
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I'm a Lecturer in Political Theory at MANCEPT, University of Manchester, and currently President of the Global Justice Network. I have been a co-editor of Global Justice: Theory Practice Rhetoric in 2009-10 and 2012-13. My research interests in international political theory include the relationship between social and global justice, transnational and global democracy, and individual responsibility for institutional action.

 

Co-chair

Ayelet BanaiDr Ayelet Banai
Lecturer in Politics, University of Haifa
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Ayelet Banai is Lecturer (assistant professor) in Politics at the School of Political Sciences and the Center for European Studies, The University of Haifa, Israel. Before joining the School she was research fellow in political theory at the University of Frankfurt. She holds a D.Phil. from the Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford University. Her research interests are in international political theory, the right of self-determination, theories of freedom, identity politics, democracy and democratization.

 

Members

Peter BalintDr Peter Balint
Senior Lecturer in International & Political Studies, UNSW Canberra
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Peter Balint is a Senior Lecturer in International & Political Studies at UNSW Canberra, where he is also a member of the International Ethics Research Group. His current research focuses on issues of diversity with a particular focus of toleration and neutrality. He is also interested in questions of national identity and in state power.

 

Valentin BeckDr Valentin Beck
Lecturer at the Institute of Philosophy, Freie Universität Berlin
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Valentin Beck is a lecturer at the Institute of Philosophy at the Freie Universität Berlin (since 2012). He joined the Global Justice Network in 2011 and was co-editor of Global Justice: Theory Practice Rhetoric in 2012 and 2013, contributing to the relaunch of the journal in these years. From 2008-2012, he was a research fellow at the University of Bremen and in the Cluster of Excellence "Formation of Normative Orders" at the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt. Valentin researches and teaches a wide variety of topics in Political and Moral Philosophy and the Philosophy of Economics. His doctoral dissertation engaged with theories of global justice and responsibility, and is published with Suhrkamp as Eine Theorie der globalen Verantwortung. His work has appeared in (among others) the Journal of Applied Philosophy, Zeitschrift für Praktische Philosophie, Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie and Zeitschrift für Menschenrechte (see also: https://fu-berlin.academia.edu/ValentinBeck).

 

Christoph BrosziesChristoph Broszies
PhD Researcher, Free University Berlin
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After working for Oxfam UK, Christoph worked at the politics department of the universities of Bremen and Frankfurt. He is currently working on a PhD-thesis on methodological issues of global justice within a broadly Kantian-Rawlsian framework.

 

Barbara BuckinxDr Barbara Buckinx
Associate Research Scholar, Princeton University
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Barbara Buckinx is an Associate Research Scholar with the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Previously, she held research and postdoctoral fellowships at the UCSD Center on Global Justice, Frankfurt’s Centre for Advanced Studies ‘Justitia Amplificata’ and Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, and the Political Theory Project at Brown University. Her research interests include global political justice, citizenship and immigration, and environmental justice. She is the co-editor of Domination and Global Political Justice.

 

Julian CulpDr Julian Culp
Research Associate, Leibniz Research Group Transnational Justice, University of Frankfurt
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Julian Culp is a philosopher and political theorist with research and teaching interests in issues of democratic education, human development and transnational justice. He is the author of Global Justice and Development (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) and his work has appeared in Analyse & Kritik, Educational Theory and PhilosophyThe European Journal of Political Theory, The Journal of Global Ethics and Third World Quarterly. He is co-editor of Global Justice: Theory, Practice, Rhetoric.

 

Tamara JugovDr Tamara Jugov
Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Permanent Member of the Board of Directors of the Centre for Advanced Studies „Justitia Amplificata“, Free University Berlin
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Tamara Jugov is Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Permanent Member of the Board of Directors of the Centre for Advanced Studies „Justitia Amplificata“ at the Free University Berlin. Prior to that she has worked as a Research Fellow for Justitia in Frankfurt and at the Chair of International Political Theory in Frankfurt as well as at the SFB 700 at the Free University of Berlin. Tamara has written her dissertation on the question of grounds of political justice. In her dissertation she develops a domination-based, Kant-inspired practice-dependent approach to Justice. Tamara is particularly interested in question of global justice, grounds of justice as well as on issues of structural injustice, domination and freedom. 

Tamara is currently Editor of the Journal „Global Justice. Theory, Practice, Rhetoric“ (together with Julian Culp, Miriam Ronzoni and Laura Valentini).

 

Eszter KollarDr Eszter Kollar
Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Economics, Center for Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy, KU Leuven
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Eszter Kollar is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Economics at the Institute of Philosophy, KU Leuven. Her research focuses on the political philosophy of social and global justice in the areas of migration, public health, and economic life. She is currently working on a book project theorizing fairness in labour migration for Europe and the World, on the idea of reconciling global equality of opportunity and collective self-determination, and developing a relational egalitarian approach to global health and disaster ethics. Her broader interest lies in theories of ownership and property, justice, equality and autonomy, and normative justification. She is a co-editor of the Review of Social Economics, and co-review editor of the network’s journal.

 

Patti LenardDr Patti Lenard
Associate Professor of Applied Ethics at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa
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Patti Tamara Lenard is Associate Professor of Applied Ethics at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa. She is the author of Trust, Democracy and Multicultural Challenges (Penn State, 2012). Her current research projects focus on the moral challenges raised by migration across borders in an era of terrorism and the admission criteria states can justly use when they select among refugees to admit for resettlement. She is co-review editor of the network’s journal.

 

Miriam RonzoniDr Miriam Ronzoni
Reader in Political Theory, University of Manchester
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Miriam Ronzoni is Reader in Political Theory at the University of Manchester. She is interested in issues of global economic justice, particularly with regard to tax and labour, and in questions of global institutional design, with special emphasis on the role of sovereignty in a just world. She also works on the methodology of constructivism. She is the editor of Global Justice: Theory Practice Rhetoric.

 

Christine StraehleDr Christine Straehle
Associate Professor of Ethics and Applied Ethics, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa; Professor of Political Philosophy and Public Affairs, University of Groningen
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Christine Straehle is Associate Professor of Ethics and Applied Ethics at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa and Professor of Political Philosophy and Public Affairs at the University of Groningen. Her research focuses on the ethics of migration, questions of global justice and conceptions of vulnerabilty and autonomy in moral philosophy. She has held several fellowships, including at the  Centre 'Justitia Amplificata' at Frankfurt University and the Centre for Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs, in the Philosophy department at the University of St. Andrews in 2013. In 2015-2016, she held the DAAD John-Stuart-MIll Chair at the University of Hamburg. She has joined the Global Justice Netwok in 2014 and has been a co-editor of TPR since 2017. Her work has appeared in publications such as the European Journal of Philosophy, Contemporary Political Theory and Politics, Philosophy and Economics. She is editor or co-editor of a number of volumes, including Vulnerability, Autonomy, and Applied Ethics and Global Justice and Health Inequalities. Currently, she is working on a book manuscript on Vulnerability, Public Policy and People on the Move.

 

Tiziana TorresiDr Tiziana Torresi
Lecturer in International Politics, University of Adelaide
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Tiziana Torresi is Lecturer in International Politics at the University of Adelaide, School of History and Politics. She received her Doctorate in Politics and International Relations from the University of Oxford, Her research interests are mainly in contemporary political theory and normative international theory. Specifically, Tiziana's research interests cover the normative theory and governance of migration, particularly temporary labour migration. She has published widely in this area, as well as having spoken on these topics on numerous international conferences.

 

Laura ValentiniDr Laura Valentini
Associate Professor of Political Science, London School of Economics
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Laura Valentini is Associate Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics. She works in contemporary moral and political theory, with particular emphasis on international ethics, the theory of democracy, methodology in normative theorizing, and the morality of socially constructed norms. She is the author of Justice in a Globalized World (Oxford University Press, 2011).

 

Tim WaligoreDr Tim Waligore
Assistant Professor of Political Science and Global Professional Studies coordinator, Pace University
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Timothy Waligore is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Global Professional Studies coordinator at Pace University in Pleasantville, New York. His research interests include climate justice, indigenous peoples, Kant’s political theory, territory, global justice, and reparations. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University. He has been a Democracy and Diversity postdoctoral fellow at Queen’s University, a Justitia Amplificata postdoctoral fellow at the University of Frankfurt, and an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Postdoctoral Fellow in the Research Group on Constitutional Studies / Groupe de Recherche Interuniversitaire en Philosophie Politique at McGill University. He has also taught at Smith College, Columbia University, and the City University of New York. He has published and forthcoming pieces in Politics, Philosophy & EconomicsPublic Reason: Journal of Moral and Political Philosophy; and Analyse & Kritik. His co-edited volume (with Barbara Buckinx and Jonathan Trejo-Mathys), Domination and Global Politics Justice: Conceptual, Historical, and Institutional Approaches, will be published by Routledge in 2015. He is currently working on a book manuscript justifying the rights of indigenous peoples from a cosmopolitan perspective, using Immanuel’s Kant’s idea of the right of the global citizen.

 

In Memoriam

Jonathan Trejo-MathysDr Jonathan Trejo-Mathys
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Boston College

Jonathan Trejo-Mathys was an assistant professor of philosophy at Boston College between 2011 and 2014. He had been a Fulbright Scholar, studying under the supervision of Axel Honneth at Goethe University in Frankfurt in 2006-7, and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Justitia Amplificata Centre for Advanced Studies in Frankfurt in 2010-11.  His work mainly concerned the issues of political authority and obligation in transnational and global politics, with additional interests in contemporary debates about global justice and human rights. He also had interests in Kant, the Kantian tradition in ethics and metaethics, and Habermas.  All of his work is informed by a commitment to the Frankfurt School tradition of critical social theory.