Participants

Mira Bachvarova

Mira Bachvarova is an Adjunct instructor in the Department of Political Science at King’s University College at the University of Western Ontario. Her research interests include contemporary political thought, intergenerational justice, global justice, legitimacy, and non-domination.

Ryoa Chung

Ryoa Chung is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the Université de Montréal. Her work concerns the ethics of international relations, social justice issues in the field of global public health, and feminist perspectives in applied political philosophy. Her published books are Contemporary Issues and Challenges of Cosmopolitanism (edited with G. Nootens) and a forthcoming work entitled Ethics of International Relations (edited with Vilmer Jeangène JB).

Monique Deveaux

Monique Deveaux is Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Guelph, where she holds the Canada Research Chair in Ethics and Global Social Change. She is the author of Gender and Justice in Multicultural Liberal States and Cultural Pluralism in Liberal and Democratic Thought, and co-editor of Sexual Justice, Cultural Justice as well as a forthcoming volume on the work of Onora O’Neill. Her latest work is on global poverty and inequality.

Pablo Gilabert

Pablo Gilabert is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Concordia University. His areas of specialization are ethics and political philosophy. Within these areas he is currently doing research on global justice, human rights, and the role of the concept of feasibility in moral and political reasoning (including the consequences for the relation between “ideal” and “nonideal theory”). His publications include a recent monograph, From Global Poverty to Global Equality: A Philosophical Exploration, as well as articles in The Journal of Political Philosophy, Political Theory, Social Theory and Practice, and Ethical Theory and Moral Practice.

Joseph Heath

Joseph Heath is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy and the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto. Additionally, he serves as the director of the Centre for Ethics at the University of Toronto. His research is focused on critical social theory (à la the Frankfurt School), and his published works are comprised of both academic and popular works. His academic books are Following the Rules and Communicative Action and Rational Choice, and his popular works include Filthy Lucre and The Rebel Sell.

Suzan Ilcan

Susan Ilcan is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Waterloo, and is also the co-editor of Studies in Social Justice. Her research focuses on topics ranging from social justice and citizenship, gender and culture, and humanitarian and development aid, especially from the point of view of global governance and international organizations. Her recent books include Governing the Poor: Exercises of Poverty Reduction, Practices of Global Aid (co-authored with A. Lacey) and Post-Modernism and the Ethical Subject (co-authored with B. Gabriel).

Alison Jaggar

Alison Jaggar has a dual appointment in the Women and Gender Studies Program and the Department of Philosophy at University of Colorado Boulder. She is also a College Professor of Distinction in the Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature at the University of Oslo. Working at the intersection of feminist philosophy and social and political philosophy, her recent work considers the role of gender relationships in debates concerning global justice. Her latest books include the co-authored Abortion: Three Perspectives, an edited volume entitled Pogge and his Critics, as well as a forthcoming monograph entitled Gender and Global Justice.

Margaret Kohn

Margaret Kohn is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Her work is in colonialism, democratic theory, contemporary political thought, and urban theory. Her books are Political Theories of Decolonization (co-authored with Keally Mcbride), Radical Space, and Brave New Neighborhoods.

Christine Koggel

Christine Koggel is the Harvey Wexler Professor of Philosophy and the chair of the Department of Philosophy at Bryn Mawr College. Her most recent research is in the area of development ethics. She is the editor of the 3-volume textbook, Moral Issues in Global Perspective, the author of Perspectives on Equality: Constructing a Relational Theory, and co-editor (with Joan Orme) of the forthcoming Care Ethics: New Theories and Applications.

Fuyuki Kurasawa

Fuyuki Kurasawa is an Associate Professor of Sociology at York University, and he is also the co-president of the International Sociological Association’s Research Committee on Sociological Theory. A key focus of his research is critical cosmopolitanism, a view that he applies to studies in human rights and global justice, ethnologies of western modernity, and the national political identity of Canada. Kurasawa is the author of The Ethnological Imagination: A Cross-Cultural Critique of Modernity and The Work of Global Justice: Human Rights as Practices.

Lynda Lange

Lynda Lange is Professor Emerita of Philosophy at the University of Toronto. Her
research interests include feminist philosophy, political philosophy, feminist and
postcolonial critique, and global gender justice. She is editor of Feminist Interpretations
of Jean-Jacque Rousseau, and some of her noteworthy articles are “Burnt Offerings to
Rationality: A Feminist Reading of the Construction of Indigenous Peoples in Enrique
Dussel’s Theory of Modernity,” and ‘Globalization and the Conceptual Effects of
Boundaries Between Western Political Philosophy and Economic Theory’ in Social
Philosophy Today. Forthcoming are ‘Dialogue, History, and Power: The Role of Truth’,
Philosophy and Aboriginal Rights , and ‘In the Company of Strangers: Relationality,
Care, and Women’s Migrant Carework’ in Female Migrant Workers and the Global Flow
of Labor: The Ethical and Political Dimensions.

Patti Lenard

Patti Lenard is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa. Her work is in democratic theory; global justice, solidarity, and migration; nationalism, multiculturalism, and trust; and the history of political social theory. Her books include Democracy and the Challenges of Multiculturalism, as well as four edited volumes: Health Inequalities and Global Justice (edited with C. Straehle), Legislated Inequality: Temporary Labor Migration in Canada (edited with C. Straehle), Imperfect Democracies: Comparing the Democratic Deficit in Canada and the United States (edited with R. Simeon), and Ethics of 21st Century Military Conflict (edited with E. Gaston).

Margaret Moore

Margaret Moore is the Sir Edward Peacock Professor of Political Theory at Queen’s University. She has a wide range of interests in contemporary political philosophy, which include territorial justice, global distributive justice, just war theory, historical injustice, democratic theory, rights, nationalism, multiculturalism, immigration, and selected theorists in the history of political thought. Her books include Foundations of Liberalism, Ethics of Nationalism, and two edited collections on state borders and secession: National Self-Determination and Secession and Nations, States and Borders; Diverse Ethical Theories (co-edited with Allen Buchanan).

Josh Mousie

Joshua Mousie is a PhD candidate in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Guelph. His interests include political philosophy, environmental philosophy, postcolonial theory, social justice, and science and technology studies. His current research is concerned with the intersections of political and environmental thought, especially regarding the political status of nonhuman nature. He has a forthcoming article in Environmental Philosophy called “Global Environmental Justice and Postcolonial Critique”.

Fiona Robinson

Fiona Robinson is Professor of Political Science at Carleton University. Her specialties are ethics in international relations, critical IR theory, feminist theory and gender in IR, and human rights. She is the author of The Ethics of Care: A Feminist Approach to Human Security and Globalizing Care: Ethics, Feminist Theory and International Relations, and co-editor (with Rianne Mahon) of Feminist Ethics and Social Politics: Towards a New Global Political Economy of Care.

Kathy Walker

Kathy Walker is a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow at the Université du Québec à Montréal (CRÉUM) and affiliated with the Centre for Ethics at University of Toronto. She is a political philosopher whose recent work concerns issues such as power and domination, and involves non-liberal conceptions of justice. Her recent publications include an edited volume, Rooted Cosmopolitanism: Canada and the World (co-edited with Will Kymlicka), as well as forthcoming and published articles in The Journal of Global Ethics, Contemporary Political Theory, and Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy.

Heather Widdows

Heather Widdows is Professor of Global Ethics in the department of philosophy at the University of Birmingham. Heather works on global ethics, bioethics, virtue ethics and feminist theory. She is particularly interested in the ethical issues which arise in the context of globalization, including those of technological development, war and terrorism, poverty and development as well as bioethical issues; particularly, those of reproductive, research and genetic ethics. Her published works include Global Ethics: An Introduction, Global Social Justice (edited with N. Smith), The Governance of Genetic Information: Who Decides? (edited with C.Mullen), and Women’s Reproductive Rights (edited with I. Alkorta Idiakez and A. Emaldi Cirión).

Melissa Williams

Melissa Williams is Professor of Political Science and founding director of the Centre for Ethics at the University of Toronto. Her general research focus is on contemporary democratic theory, a focus that frequently addresses core concepts in political philosophy through the lens of group-structured inequality, social and political marginalization, and cultural and religious diversity. She is the author of Voice, Trust, and Memory: Marginalized Groups and the Failings of Liberal Representation. Her current projects include a book, Equality, for the Routledge Series on Concepts in Political Philosophy.

Scott Wisor

Since 2010, Scott Wisor has been a Research Fellow in the Centre for Moral, Social, and Political Theory in the School of Philosophy (RSSS) at the Australian National University. His research is in global justice, development ethics, and feminist ethics. His new book Measuring Global Poverty: Toward a Pro-Poor Approach draws on three phases of fieldwork in eighteen sites across six countries in order to develop a new measure of deprivation that is capable of revealing gender disparity and is responsive to the stated views and preferences of deprived individuals.

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