Director and Professor, Practical Philosophy
I am the Director of the Institute for Future Studies. I am also Professor of Practical Philosophy. I received my Ph.D. in philosophy from University of Toronto and my FD in practical philosophy from Uppsala University.
My research interests are primarily in moral and political philosophy, and I am especially interested in issues in the intersection between moral and political philosophy and the medical and social sciences (e.g., economics, law, and political science).
I am best known for my research on our moral and political obligations to future generations and on issues in democratic theory.
At the Institute I head the research program “Which future? Challenges and choices for the 21st century”. I recently directed the Franco-Swedish Program in Philosophy and Economics at Collège d’études mondiales in Paris and Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS) in Uppsala.
I have been visiting researcher at several universities and institutes, for instance University of Oxford, CNRS, l’Institut d’études avancées-Paris and Collège d’études mondiales. I am honorary professor at Aarhus University and I am a member of Academia Europaea, Tampere Club and the Young Academy of Sweden.