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Marc Fleurbaey

Carol Graham

Dan Russell

Information about our Speakers

Carol Graham is the Leo Pasvolsky Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and College Park Professor at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. Her research has received support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the World Bank, and the Tinker, Hewlett, and Templeton Foundations among others. She held a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship in 1997-98, during which time she served as Special Adviser to the Executive Vice President of the Inter-American Development Bank. Graham, born in Lima, Peru, has an A.B. from Princeton University, an M.A. from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a Ph.D. from Oxford University. She is the mother of three children.

Marc Fleurbaey is a Robert E. Kuenne Professor of Economics and Humanistic Studies, Professor of Public Affairs and the University Center for Human Values. He has been an economist at INSEE (Paris), a professor of economics at the Universities of Cergy-Pontoise and Pau (France), and a research director at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris. He has also been a Lachmann Fellow and a visiting professor at the London School of Economics, a research associate at the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE, Louvain-la-Neuve) and the Institute for Public Economics (IDEP, Marseilles), and a visiting researcher at Oxford. He is a former editor of the journal Economics and Philosophy and is the coordinating editor of Social Choice and Welfare. He is the author of Fairness, Responsibility, and Welfare (2008), a co-author of A Theory of Fairness and Social Welfare (with François Maniquet, 2011), and the coeditor of several books, including Justice, Political Liberalism, and Utilitarianism: Themes from Harsanyi and Rawls (with Maurice Salles and John Weymark, 2008). His research on normative and public economics and theories of distributive justice has focused in particular on the analysis of equality of opportunity and responsibility-sensitive egalitarianism, on seeking solutions to impossibilities of social choice theory, on measuring well-being and social welfare, as well as exploring the notion of equity in health and health care, and in climate policies.

Dan Russell is a Professor of Philosophy at the Center for the Philosophy of Freedom, University of Arizona. He specializes in ancient philosophy and ethics, and his work focuses on ancient philosophy mainly as a source for expanding contemporary options for thinking about how to improve our lives. He has written on Plato’s ethics and psychology (Plato on Pleasure and the Good Life, Oxford University Press, 2005) as well as contemporary virtue ethics (Practical Intelligence and the Virtues, Oxford University Press, 2009). Happiness for Humans (Oxford University Press, 2012), a book on happiness and well-being, was followed by the Cambridge Companion to Virtue Ethics (Cambridge University Press, 2013).

More Works by our Speakers

Happiness And Health: Lessons—And Questions—For Public Policy 

Is the Pursuit of Happiness Self-Defeating? 

That “Ought” Does Not Imply “Right”: Why It Matters for Virtue Ethics