People

Director

Thomas Pogge
Leitner Professor of Philosophy & International Affairs and Political Science

Thomas Pogge is the Director of the Global Justice Program and the Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs at Yale University. Having received his Ph.D. in philosophy from...

Current Fellows

Ashok Acharya 2012-2013

Ashok Acharya is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Joint Director of the Developing Countries Research Centre at the University of Delhi. He was Henry Hart Rice...

Tendayi Bloom
Postdoctoral Associate in the MacMillan Center

Tendayi Bloom is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Global Justice Program at Yale. Her research explores the relationship of individual noncitizens with States. She also looks at the implications of...

Daniele Botti

Daniele Botti graduated from the University of Milan (Italy) with a thesis on “John Rawls and International Justice: The Law of Peoples and its Philosophical Premises.” He earned a PhD in History...

Sachin Chaturvedi 2009-2010

Sachin Chaturvedi is Director General at the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), a New Delhi-based autonomous Think-Tank. He was also a Global Justice Fellow at the...

Lisa Fuller 2015-2016

Lisa Fuller is an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at the State University of New York at Albany. She received her PhD in Philosophy from the University of Toronto, and completed a...

David Gelvez Alvarez 2008-2010

David Alvarez Garcia received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) with a dissertation on cosmopolitan and international justice. Before coming to Yale he...

Farsan Ghassim 2013-2015

Farsan Ghassim received a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). During his undergraduate studies, he interned with a Latin...

Vafa Ghazavi

With a background in diplomacy and public policy, Vafa provides strategic policy advice on the scaling up of the HIF.  Vafa previously worked as an Australian negotiator...

Joy Gordon 2010-2011

Joy Gordon is Professor of Political Philosophy at Fairfield University. She holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Yale University and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law. Her areas of research...

James S. Henry

James S. Henry is a leading economist, attorney, consultant, and investigative journalist, who has written and spoken widely on the problems of tax justice and development finance. He can be...

Dev Kar

Dr. Dev Kar is the Chief Economist at Global Financial Integrity (GFI), a think tank and advocacy group in Washington DC. Dev has...

Dave Levin
Dave Levin is the Founder and Executive Director of Refugee Open Ware (ROW). He is a social entrepreneur and impact investor specializing in the use of advanced technology to help those...
Yao Lin

Yao Lin (B.A., biology, Peking University; M.A., philosophy, Peking University) is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at Columbia University. Currently working on the...

Tienmu Ma 2011-2013

Tienmu is a JD/PhD candidate at Yale Law School and the New York University Department of Philosophy. He has broad interests in legal and political philosophy, ranging from global justice to...

Krishen Mehta

Krishen Mehta is a writer, teacher, and speaker on issues of global tax justice. Prior to making tax justice his main focus, he was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and served in their...

Zorka Milin

Zorka Milin is a senior legal advisor with Global Witness, working to improve transparency and accountability in the extraction of natural resources. She is also a visiting fellow at Yale...

Vanessa Neumann

President & CEO of the consultancy Asymmetrica, Dr. Neumann is currently group leader at the High Level Risk Forum Task Force on Charting Illicit Trafficking at the Organization for Economic...

Shmuel Nili 2012-2016

Shmuel (Shmulik) Nili is a Ph.D. student in political theory at Yale. His core research revolves around questions of global justice, mainly the democratic treatment of severely oppressive regimes...

Gorik Ooms 2009-2010

Gorik Ooms is a human rights lawyer, graduated from the Catholic University of Leuven in 1989. He is a Global Justice Fellow for the 2009–2010 academic year. During most of his professional career...

Esther Shubert

Esther is a Ph.D student in the philosophy department at Yale University. Her research interests are in the area of global justice, with a primary focus on issues of financial integrity including...

Jaap Spier
Sr. Global Justice Fellow

Jaap Spier (1950) graduated from Erasmus University (Rotterdam) 1973, has been attorney at the Bar of Rotterdam until 1977, lecturer of private law at Leyden University (1977 – 1981) and company...

Kate Wharton
Kate Wharton is the Chief Operating Officer at Refugee Open Ware (ROW). She is an international development consultant and social intrapreneur. With four years in Deloitte...
Matti Ylönen
Matti Ylönen is on Fulbright-Schuman exchange at Yale. Having followed tax justice and global economic governance issues for more than 10 years, he is currently writing his PhD in World Politics...

Past Fellows

Andrei Poama
Astrid Paulson
David Ewert
Diana Velica
Gilad Tanay
Henning Hahn
Jiewuh Song
Julia Haenni
Manouchehr Shamsrizi
Marcus Labude
Mariana Ramírez-Herrera
Mario Ascolese
Mariva Ginevra Cattaneo
Richard Adams
Robert Lepenies
Tom Andreasen
Xiu Zhang
Xuemei Liu