Mathias Risse

Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy
Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
Office Address
Rubenstein-225
Mailing Address
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Mailbox 14
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact
Phone: 617-495-9811
Email: mathias_risse@harvard.edu
Assistant
Derya Honca (617-495-1923)
Mathias Risse

Profile

Mathias Risse is Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy. He works mostly in social and political philosophy and in ethics. His primary research areas are contemporary political philosophy (in particular questions of international justice, distributive justice, and property) and decision theory (in particular, rationality and fairness in group decision making, an area sometimes called analytical social philosophy.) His articles have appeared in journals such as Ethics; Philosophy and Public Affairs; Nous; the Journal of Political Philosophy; and Social Choice and Welfare. Risse studied philosophy, mathematics, and mathematical economics at the University of Bielefeld, the University of Pittsburgh, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Princeton University. He received his BA, BS and MS in mathematics from Bielefeld, and his MA and PhD in philosophy from Princeton. Before coming to Harvard he taught in the Department of Philosophy and the Program in Ethics, Politics and Economics at Yale. His books On Global Justice and Global Political Philosophy were both published in 2012.

Courses

Fall

  • DPI-201-A The Responsibilities of Public Action
  • DPI-201-D The Responsibilities of Public Action

Research

For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the HKS Faculty Research Connection.

Selected Publication Citations:

  • Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
    • Risse, Mathias. "Responsibility and Global Justice." Ratio Juris 30.1 (March 2017): 41-58.
    • Risse, Mathias. "Humanity's Collective Ownership of the Earth and Immigration." Journal of Practical Ethics 4.2 (December 2016).
    • Risse, Mathias. "On the Significance of Membership in Approaches to Global Justice: Putting Carens in Context." Journal of Applied Philosophy 33.4 (November 2016): 443-449.
    • Risse, Mathias. "On Where We Differ: Sites vs. Grounds of Justice, and Some Other Reflections on Michael Blake's Justice and Foreign Policy." Law and Philosophy 35.3 (June 2016): 251-270.
    • Risse, Mathias. "What Difference Can It Make: Why Write Books on Global Justice in the First Place?" Journal of International Political Theory 12.2 (June 2016): 96-117.
  • Reviews
    • Risse, Mathias, and Marco Meyer. "Review of Peter Dietsch, Chasing Capital: The Ethics of Tax Competition." Review of Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, March 19, 2016.
    • Risse, Mathias. "Review of Andrew Fiala (ed.), Bloomsbury Companion to Political Philosophy." Review of Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, January 23, 2016.

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