Doris Schroeder, whose background is in philosophy, politics, and economics, is professor of moral philosophy and director of the Centre for Professional Ethics at the University of Central Lancashire. She is also professorial fellow at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne.

Her main research interests include international justice, human rights, benefit-sharing, and the rights of indigenous peoples. She has led research projects for the Wellcome Trust and the European Commission on benefit-sharing with developing countries, and has been invited to all continents to share her knowledge on the topic.


Thomas Pogge is professor of philosophy and international affairs at Yale University, research director in the Center for the Study of Mind in Nature at the University of Oslo, and adjunct professor in the Centre for Professional Ethics at the University of Central Lancashire. His books include Realizing Rawls (1989), John Rawls: His Life and Theory of Justice (2007), and World Poverty and Human Rights: Cosmopolitan Responsibilities and Reforms (second edition, 2008). He recently edited Freedom from Poverty as a Human Right: Who Owes What to the Very Poor? (2007).

Previously, Pogge taught moral and political philosophy at Columbia University, after having received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard University. Pogge is editor for social and political philosophy for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science. His work was supported, most recently, by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study, All Souls College, Oxford, and the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. He is currently Professorial Research Fellow at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Australian National University (an Australian Research Council-funded Special Research Centre).

Thomas Pogge formerly served on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Council journal, Ethics & International Affairs, and was an Ethics and Debt Project participant.