EELP Visiting Professorship

The EELP Visiting Professorship was set up in the context of the master programme Ethics - Economics Law and Politicis and is filled by a non-german visiting professor every semester. Besides the current visiting professor, you can also find a list of the former visiting professors on this page. The professorship is financed by the German Academic Exchange Service.

Further information about the master programme EELP you can find on the homepage of the programme.

Former Visiting Professors

Prof. Garrath Williams

Garrath Williams is a Senior Lecturer at Lancaster University with a focus on ethics, political theory, and applied ethics. Especially on the areas of responsibility, Kant, Hanna Arendt, and in the area of applied ethics research on children, health, and public policy.

He studied Philosophy and Politics, and Health Care Ethics at Manchester University, where he also took his PhD. After that he lectured on Political Theory at Manchester's Department of Government, as well as Philosophy at the Centre for Professional Ethics, University of Central Lancashire, before coming to Lancaster University in 2003. Before his term as a visiting professor in Bochum he held visiting fellowships at Copenhagen Business School's Department of Intercultural Communication and Management, the European Academy for the Study of the Consequences of Scientific and Technological Advances, and the Centre for Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs at the University of St Andrews

His most recent publications include:
"Discrimination and Obesity" in the Routledge Handbook of the Ethics of Discrimination, edited by Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen (2017).
"Verantwortung, Rationalität und Urteil" in Handbuch Verantwortung, edited by Ludger Heidbrink, Claus Langbehn, and Janina Loh (2017).
"Consent and confidentiality in the light of recent demands for data sharing" in the Biometrical Journal 59/2 (2017).

Prof. Dr. Marcelo Alegre (Winter semester 2016/17)

Marcelo Alegre holds a JD from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (1987) and an LL.M. (1999) and a JSD (2004) from NYU Law School. His doctoral dissertation "Egalitarian Rights and Constitutional Democracy" was supervised by Thomas Nagel. He is a full-time Professor of Law and Philosophy at the Universidad de Buenos Aires Law School, where he directs the research area. He was a visiting researcher at the Stanford Center for Latin American Studies and Yale Law School. Prof. Alegre was a fellow working with Carlos Nino at the Council for the Consolidation of Democracy and the Center for Institutional Studies, and was counsel for former President Raúl Alfonsín. He is a member of the Latin American Seminar on Constitutional Theory (SELA), which meets every year, an initiative of Yale Law School, UBA and other universities.

He is interested in legal theory, moral and political philosophy, human rights law, constitutional law and legal education. He has authored and co-authored several books on those subjects and on the issues of social rights, global justice, civil disobedience, conscientious objection, abortion, Latin American presidentialism, religion and the state, and transitional justice.

His recent work includes the essay “What Justice Demands Today” published in T. Pogge (Ed.) Freedom from Poverty as a Human Right, (Oxford University Press, 2007), the co-directed book (with Roberto Gargarella) El Derecho a la Igualdad (Lexis Nexis, 2007, second edition expanded 2012), the book Homenaje a Carlos Nino (UBA, 2008), and the book Igualdad, Derecho y Política, Fontamara, México, 2010. He collaborated in The Latin American Casebook, published by Routledge in 2016. He is finishing a book on autonomy.

Prof. Dr. Allessandro Pinzani (Summer semester 2016)

Alessandro Pinzani studied philosophy in his hometown Florence (M.A.) and in Tübingen (PhD). He was a lecturer at the University of Tübingen, where he got his Habilitation in 2004. Since 2004 he is Professor of Ethics and Political Philosophy at the UFSC, Florianópolis (Brazil). Since 2006 he is a fellow researcher of CNPq (Brazilian agency for scientific and technological development).

He has been a visiting scholar at Columbia University, New York (2001-2002, with a Feodor-Lynen fellowship of the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation) and at the Humboldt University in Berlin (2010-2011), as well as a visiting professor at the PUC-RS, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2000 and 2001) and at the TU Dresden (2013).

Among his publications are: Jürgen Habermas (Beck, 2007); An den Wurzeln moderner Demokratie (Akademie Verlag, 2009); Vozes do Bolsa Família (with Walquíria Leão Rego, UNESP, 2013) and many articles on political philosophy (Kant, Machiavelli, theories of democracy, social justice, republicanism).