We are very pleased to announce the newest class of Global Ethics Fellows (bios below). We will be considering one more class of fellows before the end of the summer—again focusing on geographical and topical diversity—so please send us any other nominees.

Hakan Altinay is Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, at the Brookings Institution, chairman of the Open Society Foundation-Turkey, and Lecturer at Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey. He specializes in questions of constituency building and normative frameworks for enhanced global cooperation and governance. In 2009, he was a World Fellow at Yale University. From 2001 to 2009, Altinay was Executive Director of the Open Society Institute/Foundation in Istanbul. He has also served as Caspian and Black Sea Coordinator at International Research and Exchanges Board in Istanbul, Regional Director for Asia and the Near East at Pathfinder International in Istanbul, and as Programme Officer at Spunk Fund in New York. He has published in numerous publications, including the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, and Financial Times.

Emiliano Buis is a lawyer and Associate Professor of Public International Law, International Humanitarian Law and The Origins of International Law in Antiquity, and teaches at the graduate and postgraduate levels at the University of Buenos Aires Law School, the Central University (UNICEN) and the School of National Defense in Argentina. He is Lecturer in Ancient Greek Language and Literature at the Faculty of Philosophy and Literature (University of Buenos Aires), where he is also in charge of a Seminar on “Political Conceptions of Greek Texts” at the Master’s Degree in Classical Studies. Buis has been a Postdoctoral Short-Term Fellow of the Argentine Government in the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and Université de Paris IV Sorbonne (January-February 2010) and a Postdoctoral Gastforscher-Stipendiat at the Max-Planck-Institut für europaïsche Rechstgeschichte in Frankfurt-am-Main (January 2011). He was elected Fellow of the Center for Hellenic Studies at Harvard University in 2012-2013. He has been an invited lecturer on issues related to Athenian Law, Greek Comedy, the Law of Armed Conflicts and the History of International Law in Antiquity at the University of Buenos Aires, the School of National Defense (Buenos Aires, Rosario and Córdoba), the University of Liverpool, the Autonomous University of Barcelona, the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and Paris IV and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, among others. He has edited two books and has widely published in several national and foreign journals and has conducted research at various universities for the past 11 years.

Fernanda Duarte is a Federal Judge in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and a Full Professor of Law at the Fluminense Federal University (UFF). She is also a member of the faculty at the Catholic University of Petrópolis, where she teaches in the master’s program. She teaches civil procedure, constitutional jurisdiction, and constitutional theory both at the graduate and postgraduate levels. Her research focuses on: the relationship between courts and society; constitutional jurisdiction and democracy; judicial reasoning and decision-making; legal discourse analysis; human rights; conflicts of law; and the role of the courts in democratic societies. Duarte is the Director of the Fluminense Laboratory of Procedural Law/LAFEP, and she is a primary researcher at the National Institute of Science and Technology - Institute of Comparative Studies in Conflict Management, which is associated with UFF. She was chosen to participate in the very competitive International Visitor Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State in 2008. Duarte has been an invited lecturer on issues related to Brazilian constitutional law, and human rights at many several judges’ schools in Brazil, as well as universities and law schools outside Brazil, including Mercer University (U.S.), Agostinho Neto University (Angola), and Ottawa University (Canada). Duarte has published many academic papers and has written a book on equal protection law. She has also contributed to the International ALR series (Thomson Reuters).

Seth Lazar is a philosopher, trained in analytical political and moral philosophy, with a special interest in the ethics of killing, and issues in global ethics. Sections of his thesis received the APA’s 2010-2011 Frank Chapman Sharp prize for the best unpublished monograph on the philosophy of war and peace. Much of it has been published in EthicsPhilosophy and Public AffairsJournal of Political Philosophy, and Journal of Applied Philosophy. He has a contract with OUP (Philosophy) to write a book on the ethics of war, provisionally titled Justifying War. At present he is working on a side project on noncombatant immunity and the principle of necessity, which will lead to several articles (one forthcoming in Philosophy & Public Affairs). He conducted postdoctoral research at Oxford’s Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, until September 2011, when he joined the School of Philosophy at the Australian National University’s Research School of Social Sciences, where he is now a continuing research fellow in the Centre for Moral, Social and Political Theory.


Roland Paris is University Research Chair in International Security and Governance at the University of Ottawa, founding Director of the Centre for International Policy Studies, and Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. His research interests are in the fields of international security, international governance and foreign policy. Before joining the University of Ottawa in 2006, he was Director of Research at the Conference Board of Canada, the country's largest think tank; foreign policy advisor in the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Privy Council Office of the Canadian government; Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Colorado-Boulder; and Visiting Researcher at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. He has won two awards for public service and four awards for teaching. His writings have appeared in leading academic journals including International Security and International Studies Quarterly. His book At War's End: Building Peace After Civil Conflict (Cambridge Univ. Press 2004) won the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving Global Order and the International Studies Association's prize for best book on multilateralism. He has co-edited two other volumes on peace-building and is co-editor of the Security & Governance book series at Routledge. From 2006 to 2010 he co-directed the Sustainable Peacebuilding Network, a collaborative research project involving more than two dozen scholars around the world, funded in part by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Paris is a fellow of the Canadian Defence and Foreign Affairs Institute, and a member of the board of directors of the World University Service of Canada.  

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