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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I am a lecturer at the Institute of Philosophy at Freie Universität Berlin, where I teach a wide array of topics in practical philosophy. I 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. Currently, I am a member of the editorial board of the journal. My doctoral dissertation engages with theories of global justice and develops an ecumenical account of structural responsibility to fight global poverty. I defended it in 2013, and it is about to be published with Suhrkamp as Eine Theorie der globalen Verantwortung: Was wir Menschen in extremer Armut schulden. I hope to publish an English translation in due course.

 

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, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
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Barbara Buckinx is an Associate Research Scholar 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 (forthcoming, Routledge).

 

Julian CulpDr Julian Culp
Research Associate, Leibniz Research Group Transnational Justice, University of Frankfurt
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Julian Culp is a political philosopher and theorist with research and teaching interests in issues of transnational justice, deliberative democracy, human development and moral education. He is the author of Global Justice and Development (Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) and his work has appeared in The Journal of Global Ethics, Analyse & Kritik and The European Journal of Political Theory.

 

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
Research fellow and lecturer at the Chair of International Political Theory, Normative Orders Excellence Cluster, Goethe University Frankfurt
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I am a research fellow and lecturer at the Chair of International Political Theory, Normative Orders Excellence Cluster, Goethe University Frankfurt.  My current research combines theoretical inquiry into the site, grounds and scope of justice and human rights, and applied philosophical inquiry into problems of global public health, including medical brain drain and health workforce distribution, fairness in health service trade, and the right to health. I am the reviews editor of GJ-TPR.

 

Patti LenardDr Patti Lenard
Assistant Professor of Applied Ethics at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa
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Patti Tamara Lenard is Assistant Professor of Applied Ethics at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa.  Her research focuses on the challenges posed by the demand to migrate in a global environment characterized by severe wealth inequalities, as well as on identifying the best ways to motivate individuals to carry out the duties imposed by the imperative to pursue “global justice.”  She is co-review editor of the network’s journal.

 

Miriam RonzoniDr Miriam Ronzoni
Senior Lecturer in Political Theory, University of Manchester
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Miriam Ronzoni is Senior Lecturer 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 states in a just world. She has published for journal such as Philosophy & Public Affairs, Politics, Philosophy & Economics, Political Studies, and the Review of International Studies, and has edited two collective volumes on global justice matters with Routledge.

 

Christine StraehleDr Christine Straehle
Associate Professor of Ethics and Applied Ethics, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa
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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. Her research focuses on the ethics of migration, questions of global justice and conceptions of vulnerabilty and autonomy in moral philosophy. She has been a Visiting Fellow at the Centre 'Justitia Amplificata' at Frankfurt University in 2012, at the Centre for Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs, in the Philosophy department at the University of St. Andrews in 2013, and a Research Fellow at the Brocher foundation in 2014. She has joined the Global Justice Netwok in 2014. Her work has appeared in publications such as the European Journal of Philosophy, Contemporary Political Theory and Politics, Philosophy and Economics. She is editor of a volume on "l'Éthique saisie par la mondialisation" and is co-editor of "Global Justice and Health Inequalities". Currently, she is working on a book manuscript on ‘Ethics and Public Policy - Justice in Migration’.

 

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 and Political Science
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Laura Valentini is Associate Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and co-editor of “Global Justice: Theory Practice Rhetoric”. Much of her research focuses on international normative theory, specifically on global poverty and inequality, human rights, and the legitimacy of international institutions.

 

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.