Mathias Risse

Mathias Risse is professor of philosophy and public policy at Harvard University, working 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 (rationality and fairness in group decision-making, an area sometimes called analytical social philosophy.) His articles have appeared in many journals, including Ethics, Philosophy & Public Affairs, Nous, 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.