Visting Fellows 2016

In June 2016 SCEWP will be hosting seven visiting fellows for a month of research, discussion and collaboration. There will also be workshops and a visiting speaker series scheduled to coincide with the Fellows’ residence (more information will be posted on the SCEWP website as it becomes available.)

The 2016 Fellows are:

TomDr. Tom Dougherty is a University Lecturer in the Philosophy Faculty at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Trinity Hall. He primarily researches ethics, with a particular interest in consent. His recent publications include “Yes Means Yes: Consent as Communication,” “Sex, Lies and Consent” and “Vague Value.” As a Visiting Fellow, he will be researching whether any rights depend on people’s evidence.

GL%202014Dr. Gerald Lang received his early philosophical training in Bristol and Oxford, and is now a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Leeds, where he has been based since 2005. He is the co-editor (with Ulrike Heuer) of Luck, Value, and Commitment: Themes from the Ethics of Bernard Williams (OUP, 2012), and the co-editor (with Helen Frowe) of How We Fight: Ethics in War (OUP, 2014). He has published on a wide variety of topics in moral and political philosophy in journals such as Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, The Philosophical Quarterly, and Analysis. During his time at SCEWP, he will working on foundational questions to do with innocence, liability, and self-defence, as well as completing work which defends a collectivist, conventionalist account of the morality of war. He will also be trying to come to some conclusions about how we should allocate remedial duties in situations of partial compliance.

Rory%2520CoxDr. Rory Cox is a medieval historian whose research focuses on the historical development of the ethics of war and peace. Dr Cox has been a Lecturer in Late Medieval History at the University of St Andrews since 2011. Prior to this he held a lectureship in Medieval History at Aberystwyth University (2010-11) and a Scouloudi Junior Research Fellowship at the Institute of Historical Research, London (2009-10). He obtained a D.Phil. in History at the University of Oxford (2010) and holds Bachelor and Masters degrees from University College London. Dr Cox has been the recipient of several academic scholarships and awards, and was recently elected as a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. As a Visiting Fellow at SCEWP, Dr Cox will be working on a forthcoming book, War and Justice: From Antiquity to the End of the Middle Ages (Princeton University Press). This project will provide a comparative analysis of the historical development of the relationship between war and justice across multiple cultures in the Eastern Mediterranean and Europe over several millennia (c. 3000 BC – 1600 AD).

Catala.PictureDr. Amandine Catala is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM). Prior to joining UQAM, she was a postdoctoral and visiting fellow at the London School of Economics, the Australian National University, and the University of Louvain. Her research focuses on secession and territorial rights, as well as on democratic theory and just deliberation. Her work on those topics has appeared in the Journal of Social Philosophy and The Monist. As a visiting fellow at SCEWP, she will work on a project that develops a new normative approach to secession, based on the concept of non-domination, which explores the democratic, deliberative, constitutional, and international aspects of secession.

Peterson%20PhotoDr. Jonathan Peterson is assistant professor of philosophy at Loyola University New Orleans. He holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Toronto, where he completed a dissertation defending a liberal account of the public interest in art. His current research focuses on political authority, conceptions of social justice, criminal law, and punishment. At SCEWP, Peterson will be working on a project on the moral permissibility of using force to protect cultural objects during war or armed conflict.

2015-11-08%2015.24.17Lars Christie is a Ph.D. fellow in the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas University of Oslo. His recently submitted dissertation is on the relevance of causation to liability to preventive harm. During his stay at Stockholm, he will explore how debates on causation and liability in criminal law (especially accomplice liability) can inform debates about the relevance of causation to liability to preventive harm.  In particular, he will explore the notion that agents can be responsible for events they are not causally connected to.  He also focus on the relevance of consent and objective risk to permissible harm imposition and how we should individuate acts for the purposes of determining liability. Lars received his Master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University in 2005.  Between 2006 and 2012 he worked in the Norwegian Foreign Ministry, serving as a diplomat both in Islamabad and Jerusalem

Honorary Visiting Fellows:


Dr. Susanne Burri is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Logic, and Scientific Method at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her main research interests include the ethics of war, normative ethics more generally, decision theory, and philosophy of economics.

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