Ashok Acharya is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and a Fellow and Joint Director of the Developing Countries Research Centre, University of Delhi. He received his Ph. D. from the University of Toronto. His areas of interest lie in contemporary political theory, including issues of social justice, rights and diversity, comparative inquiries in political philosophy, and cosmopolitan ethics and politics. He is the co-editor ofPolitical Theory: An Introduction (Pearson, 2008) and editor of Citizenship in a Globalizing World (Pearson, 2012).
Richard Beardsworth is a Professor of Political Philosophy and International Relations at the American University of Paris. He works, in an interdisciplinary manner, between the domains of political theory and international relations and focuses on relations between value, law and power in world politics. He advances the project of a minimal cosmopolitan vision at the global level and has written at length on the importance, and difficulty of relating ethical responsibility to power politics in a world dogged by global collective action problems. Present research work considers state responsibility to minimal cosmopolitan commitments and republican example within an uncertain world of plural sites of power.
Luis Cabrera is Reader in Political Theory at the University of Birmingham (UK). His research focuses on ways to promote human rights protections through institutional transformations above the state. His most recent book, The Practice of Global Citizenship (Cambridge University Press 2010), seeks to identify the universal human duties that correspond to individual economic and political rights, including possible duties to promote forms of regional integration. His theoretical claims were informed by extensive field work at sites of intense unauthorized immigration in the United States, Mexico, and Western Europe.
Varun Gauri is a Senior Economist in the Development Research Group of the World Bank. His research focuses on politics and governance in the social sectors, and aims to combine quantitative and qualitative methods in economics and social science research. He is currently leading research projects on the role of judiciaries and legal institutions in promoting state accountability, and on the impact of legal strategies to claim economic and social rights. He has published papers on a wide variety of topics, including customary law systems, public interest litigation in India, the judicial enforcement of social and economic rights, the political economy of government responses to HIV/AIDS, the strategic choices of development NGOs, the use of vouchers for basic education, and immunization in developing countries. He has held positions as Visiting Lecturer in Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and as Visiting Professor in the Department of Economics at ILADES in Santiago, Chile. Since joining the World Bank in 1996, he has worked on and led a variety of operational tasks in the World Bank, including operational evaluations, investments in privately owned hospitals in Latin America, a social sector adjustment loan to Brazil, several health care projects in Brazil, a study of the decentralization of health care in Nigeria, and was a core team member of the 2007 World Development Report. He received his Ph.D. in Public Policy from Princeton University.
Keith Horton is a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Wollongong, Australia. Originally from the UK, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Reading in 2002. He has written numerous articles on the moral implications of world poverty, and co-edited three books: Ethical Questions and International NGOs (with Chris Roche, Springer 2010),Global Ethics: Seminal Essays (with Thomas Pogge, Paragon 2008), and Globalisation and Equality (with Haig Patapan, Routledge, 2004). He is a member of the board of directors of ASAP.
Avia Pasternak is a Lecturer in Political Theory at the Department of Government at the University of Essex. She is working in the field of analytical political theory, and her research interests include collective responsibility, distribution of responsibility in democracies, and the relation between theories of global justice and democratic theory.
Thomas Pogge is the Director of the Global Justice Program and Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs at Yale University. Having received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard, he has published widely on Kant and in moral and political philosophy, most recently, Politics as Usual. His current work is focused on a team effort toward developing a complement to the pharmaceutical patent regime that would improve access to advanced medicines for the poor worldwide (www.healthimpactfund.org)
Gilad Tanay is a Ph.D. student in the Philosophy Department at Yale University. He is writing his dissertation under Stephen Darwall on the the ethical significance of moral disagreement. He received his B.A. degree in Philosophy and Psychology from the program for outstanding students at Tel-Aviv University. He is the co-founder and was the first chairman of the Israeli Student Coalition for Peace. He is the co-founder of Climate Voices, an NGO focusing on the justice and human-rights dimensions of global climate-change.
rior to setting up her own consultancy business, Cat was Strategy Project Director at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK. She led strategy projects examining cross-cutting, priority and upstream foreign policy issues, and building strategic capability in the Department working directly with the Foreign Secretary David Miliband, other members of the UK government, European and US leaders, and a broad network of international policy thinkers. Before that, she worked in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, developing domestic policy and strategic capability, including a strategic audit of the UK. Cat has also worked for the UN Deputy Secretary General’s office on the UN reform process, Global Compact, UN Development Programme, and with the World Bank in Geneva.
She has a business and finance strategy qualification (CIMA) and spent six years lending her expertise to improving processes and advising leadership teams in charities including Christian Aid and private sector businesses, particularly Procter and Gamble. She advises the UK and US governments and is a Visiting Speaker for the UK’s National School of Government. She is an active contributor to debates on strategy and global issues.