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Dr. Lea Ypi

Born Tirana, Albania, 08 September 1979.

Department of Government

London School of Economics and Political Science

Houghton Street

London WC2A 2AE

Tel: + 44 (0) 20 79 55 7066

Email address: l.l.ypi@lse.ac.uk


Current Positions
London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Government.

Associate Professor in Political Theory, since 2011, with tenure since 2013.

Australian National University, Research School of Social Sciences.

Adjunct Associate Professor in Philosophy, 2011 - ongoing.

Co-editor, The Journal of Political Philosophy

Past Positions
Nuffield College, Oxford University.

Post-Doctoral Prize Research Fellow, 2008-2011.

Worcester College, Oxford University.

Tutor in Politics, Michaelmas Term, 2009 and Hilary Term 2010.

University of New of York in Tirana, affiliated to State University of New York.

Lecturer, Department of Political Science, 2005-2006 (summer position)

European University Institute, Florence

Research-assistant, Department of Social and Political Sciences, 2005.

Italian Institute of Historical Studies, Naples

Researcher, Project: ‘Ideas and reflective judgment in Kant’s third Critique ‘, 2003-04.

Visiting Positions
Institute for Advanced Study Berlin (Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin).

Fellow (September 2014- July 2015).

Sciences Po, Paris, Centre d'études européennes

Visiting Researcher, (June-Sept. 2011)

University of Frankfurt, Centre of Excellence on “The Formation of Normative Orders”.

Visiting Fellow, 2010.

Stanford University and Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (WIKO).

Fellow of the Summer Institutes for Advanced Study on ‘Citizenship and Migration’, 2007, 2008

Social Science Research Centre (WZB), Berlin, Germany

Visiting Researcher, 2007.

Australian National University, Research School of Social Sciences.

Program Visitor in Political Theory, 2006, 2007.


PhD in Political Theory, European University Institute, Florence, Italy, 2004-2008.

Thesis: Statist Cosmopolitanism.

Master of Research, Department of Political Science, European University Institute, Florence, Italy, 2005.
Laurea (MA level) in Literature/Journalism (110/110 cum laude), University of Rome La Sapienza, 2004.

Thesis: The Constitutional Debate of the European Union in the Radical Left Press.

Laurea (MPhil level) in Philosophy (110/110 cum laude), University of Rome La Sapienza, 2002.

Thesis: Teleology and Physical-theology in Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason.

General Certificate of Education, Gjergj Kastrioti Secondary School, Durrës, Albania, 1997.

Average: 10 /10. A levels in Mathematics, Physics, Literature.


The Meaning of Partisanship (with Jonathan White), (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming, 2016).
Global Justice and Avant-Garde Political Agency (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012).
(Italian translation: Giustizia Globale e Avanguardia , transl. Elisa Piras (Rome: Giusepppe Laterza, forthcoming 2016).
(Spanish translation: Justicia Global y Política de Vanguardia, transl. Martin Vivanco Lira (Mexico City: Biblioteca de Ética, Filosofía del Derecho y Política, Editorial Fontamar, 2015).

  • Symposium in Ethics and Global Politics (vol. 6, issue 2, 2013)

“Introduction” by Catherine Lu (University of McGill)

“How should we think about the relation between principles and agency?” by Pablo Gilabert (University of Concordia)

“Lea Ypi on Global Justice and Avant-Garde Political Agency: some reflections” by David Miller (Nuffield College, Oxford)

“Global justice, positional goods and international equality” by Chris Armstrong (University of Southampton)

“Activist political theory and the question of power” by David Owen (University of Southampton)

“Listening to the avant-garde” by Rahul Rao (SOAS)

  • Political Theory, vol. 43, issue 5 (2015), pp. 699-703 (by Daniel Butt, Balliol College, Oxford)

  • The Review of Politics, vol. 75, issue 2 (2013), pp. 301-303 (by Shmuel Nili, Yale University)

  • Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (by Mathias Risse, Harvard University)


  • The Journal of Moral Philosophy, vol. 11, issue 2, pp. 249-52 (by Candice Delmas, Clemson University)

  • Political Studies Review, vol. 11, issue 2 (2013), p. 405 (by Anthony J. Langlois, Flinders University

  • Ethics and International Affairs, vol. 28, issue 2, pp. 266-7 (by Tom Bailey, John Cabot University, Rome)

  • Filosofia Politica, vol. 1 (2013), pp. 168-171 (by Elisa Piras, Sant’Anna Pisa)

  • European Political Science Review, vol. 13, issue 1 (2014), pp. 117-120 (by Laura Valentini, UCL, with a reply)

  • St Antony’s International Review vol. 9, issue 3, (2014), pp. 139-141 (by Ardevan Yaghoubi, New College, Oxford).

  • Philosophy in Review, vol. 34 (2014), no. 1-2, pp. 24-6 (by Kostas Koukouzelis, University of Crete)

Edited Collections
Kant and Colonialism: Historical and Critical Perspectives (with Katrin Flikschuh) (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014).

Contributors: Martin Ajei, Katrin Flikschuh, Pauline Kleingeld, Sankar Muthu, Peter Niesen, Anthony Pagden, Arthur Ripstein, Anna Stilz.

Migration in Legal and Political Theory: The Ethics of Movement and Membership (with Sarah Fine) (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

Contributors: Arash Abizadeh, Joseph Carens, Sarah Fine, Christopher Heath Wellman, David Miller, Chandran Kukathas, Ayelet Shachar, Kieran Oberman, David Owen, Sarah Song, Anna Stilz.

Kant and Hegel (co-edited with Katerina Deligiorgi), special double issue of The Bulletin of the Hegel Society of Great Britain, vol. 63/64 (2011).
Global Solidarity (co-edited with Patti Lenard and Christine Straehle), special feature in Contemporary Political Theory, vol. 9, issue 1 (2010).

Articles (all peer-reviewed)

  • Political Commitment and the Value of Partisanship, The American Political Science Review (forthcoming).

  • The Politics of Peoplehood (with J. White), Political Theory, forthcoming.

  • Mandatory Citizenship for Immigrants (with H. De Schutter), The British Journal of Political Science , vol. 45, issue 2, pp. 235-251 (2015).

  • On Revolution in Kant and Marx, Political Theory, vol. 42, issue 3, pp. 262-287 (2014).

  • A Permissive Theory of Territorial Rights, The European Journal of Philosophy, vol. 22, issue 2, pp. 288-312 (2014).

  • The Owl of Minerva only flies at dusk, but to where? Ethics and Global Politics, vol. 6, issue 2, pp. 117-134 (2013).

  • What’s Wrong with Colonialism, Philosophy and Public Affairs, vol. 41, issue 2, pp. 158-191 (2013).

  • Territorial rights and exclusion, Philosophy Compass, vol. 8, issue 3, pp. 241-253 (2013).

  • Language and Luck (with H. De Schutter) Politics, Philosophy and Economics, vol. 11, issue 4, pp. 357-381 (2012).

  • Public Spaces and the End of Art, Philosophy and Social Criticism, vol. 38, issue 8, pp. 843-860 (2012).

  • “Brought to life by the idealists, preserved by blind circumstance, killed by politicians”: Dilemmas of nation-building in Interwar Albanian Political Thought (1920-1928)”, East Central Europe, vol. 39, issue 2-3, pp. 304-330 (2012).

  • Facts, Principles and the Third Man, Socialist Studies/Etudes Socialistes, vol. 8, issue 1, pp. 196-215 (2012).

(reprinted in Distributive Justice and Access to Advantage, ed. by A. Kaufmann, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2015).

  • On Partisan Political Justification (with J. White), American Political Science Review, vol. 105, issue 2, pp. 381-396 (2011).

  • Self-ownership and the State: A Democratic Critique, Ratio, vol. 24, issue 1, pp. 91-106 (2011).

  • Finding its Way Between Realism and Utopia: Global Justice in Theory and Practice (review essay), Res Publica, vol. 17, issue 2, pp. 193-202 (2011).

  • Rethinking the Modern Prince (with J. White), Political Studies, vol. 58, issue 4, pp. 809-828 (2010).

  • Justice and Morality beyond Naive Cosmopolitanism, Ethics and Global Politics , vol. 3, issue 3, pp. 171-192 (2010).

  • Human Rights and Cosmopolitan Justice in an Enlightened Localist Perspective, Comparative Sociology, vol. 9, issue 5, pp. 594-610 (2010).

  • On the Confusion between Ideal and Non-ideal in Recent Debates on Global Justice, Political Studies, vol. 58, issue 3, pp. 536-555 (2010).

  • Natura Daedala Rerum? On the Justification of Historical Progress in Kant’s ‘Guarantee of Perpetual Peace’, Kantian Review, vol. 14, issue 2, pp. 118-148 (2010).

  • Politically Constructing Solidarity: the Idea of a Cosmopolitan Avant-garde, Contemporary Political Theory, vol. 9, issue 1, pp. 120-130 (2010).

  • Associative Duties, Global Justice and the Colonies (with R. E. Goodin and C. Barry), Philosophy & Public Affairs, vol. 37, issue 2, pp. 103-135 (2009).

  • Justice in Migration: a Closed Borders Utopia?’, The Journal of Political Philosophy, vol. 16, issue 4, pp. 391-418 (2008).

(reprinted in Population and Political Theory, Philosophy, Politics and Society Series, ed. by J. S. Fishkin and R. E. Goodin, Oxford: Wiley Blackwell 2010).

  • Political Membership in the Contractarian Defence of Cosmopolitanism ‘, The Review of Politics, vol. 70, issue 3, pp. 442–472 (2008).

  • Sovereignty, Cosmopolitanism and the Ethics of European Foreign Policy’, European Journal of Political Theory, vol. 7, 349-364 (2008).

  • Statist Cosmopolitanism, The Journal of Political Philosophy, vol. 16, issue 1, pp. 48–71 (2008).

  • The Albanian Renaissance between the Enlightenment and Romanticism’, East European Politics and Society, vol. 21, issue 4, pp. 661-680 (2007).

(Albanian translation: ‘Midis Romantizmit dhe Iluminizmit: Mendimi Politik i Rilindjes Shqiptare’ in Polis, vol. 5, vol. 3, 2008, pp. 89-100).

Book chapters

  • “Who is Exploited? The Moral Dilemmas of Guestwork Programmes” in Migration in Political Theory: The Ethics of Movement and Membership, edited by Sarah Fine and Lea Ypi, Oxford: Oxford University Press (forthcoming).

  • “On the miscarriage of all philosophical trials in (rogue) theodicy” in Rogue Theodicy. In Dialogue with Glen Newey, London: Bloomsbury Publishing (forthcoming).

  • "From realism to activism: a critique of resignation in political theory” in The Trouble with Democracy: Political Modernity in the 21st Century, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, (forthcoming).

  • "Kant on Colonialism: Apologist or critic" (with Katrin Flikschuh) in Kant and Colonialism: Historical and Critical Perspectives, edited by Katrin Flikschuh and Lea Ypi, Oxford: Oxford University Press (2014), pp. 1-18.

  • “Commerce and Colonialism in Kant’s Philosophy of History” in Kant and Colonialism: Historical and Critical Perspectives, edited by Katrin Flikschuh and Lea Ypi, Oxford: Oxford University Press (2014), pp. 99-126.

  • "The Problem of Systematic Unity in Kant's Two Definitions of Philosophy." In Kant und die Philosophie in weltbürgerlicher Absicht. Akten des XI. Kant-Kongresses 2010, ed. Stefano Bacin, et al. (Berlin: De Gryter, 2013), vol. 1, pp. 773-786.

  • “Cosmopolitanism without IF and without BUT” in Cosmopolitanism. For and Against, edited by Gillian Brock, Oxford: Oxford University Press (2013), pp. 75-91.

  • ‘Teleology and System in Kant’s Architectonic of Pure Reason’ in Politics and Metaphysics in Kant, ed. by H. Williams, S. Baiasu, S. Philstrom, Cardiff: University of Wales Press (2011), pp. 134-151.

  • ‘Il problema dell’allargamento dell’Unione Europea’ [The question of enlargement in the EU] in XXI Secolo: Il mondo e la storia (Rome: Istituto dell’Enciclopedia Italiana), pp. 199-211 (2009) (in Italian).

  • ‘Costituzione Europea’ [European Constitution], XXI Secolo – VII Appendice (Rome: Istituto dell’Enciclopedia Italiana), pp. 409-412 (2008) (in Italian).

Discussion pieces / Book reviews

  • “Two pictures of nowhere” (on R. Forst's Justification and Critique), Philosophy and Social Criticism, vol. 41, issue 3, pp. 219-23 (2015).

  • “Pettit's Republic” (on P. Pettit's On the people’s Terms), Renewal: A Journal of Social Democracy , vol. 22, issue 3/4 (2014), pp. 149-154.

  • "Liberalism and Empire in the Foundations of Modern International Thought" (on D. Armitage's Foundations of Modern International Thought), Contemporary Political Theory, vol. 13, issue 4 (2014), pp. 387-418.

  • Justice in a Globalized World: A Normative Framework (by L. Valentini) European Political Science, vol. 13, issue 1 (2014), pp. 120-122.

  • Freedom, Loyalty and the State (by A. Stilz) Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews http://ndpr.nd.edu/review.cfm?id=18908.

  • Global democracy: for and against (by R. Marchetti) Political Studies Review, 8 (1), 80 (2010).

  • Der Tragiker beim frühen Hegel. Christliche Tragödie und Schicksal der Moderne (by R. Caputo), Hegel-Studien, 42, (2007).

  • Die Aktualität Hegels (by F. Li Vigni), Hegel-Studien, 37, 282-288 (2003) (in German).


  • Vetëm për vete, Cabej, Tirana 1997 (in Albanian, short stories).

  • Gjumë i plagosur, Union of Writers and Artists of Albania, Tirana 1995 (in Albanian, poetry).

Newspaper Articles / Media appearances / Blog posts

  • Jeremy Corbyn’s rise shows the true value of political parties, British Politics and Policy Blog, 02.10.2015

  • L’ascesa di Jeremy Corbyn e il risveglio della sinistra in Gran Bretagna, La Città Futura, 19.09.2015.

  • It is true that some divisions are harmful to republics and some are helpful”: On Parties, Factions and the History of a Controversial Distinction, lawlog.blog.wzb.edu, 09.09.2015

  • LSE Guerrilla Lecture (with Lord Anthony Giddens and Conor Gearty), report on Times Higher Education, June 2014

  • Debate on “Borders and Walls”, BBC Radio 3, Free Thinking, January 2014

  • The philosophy of Europe, panelist on BBC Radio 3, Nightwaves, June 2013.

  • Shqiptarët, liria për të lëvizur dhe liria për të qëndruar, Panorama, 10 11. 2010.

  • Non siamo criminali, riforma ora, Il Manifesto, 23.03.2010.

  • Çështja K., Panorama, 19.03.2010.

  • Il fragile cosmopolitismo del vecchio continente, Il Manifesto, 12.03. 2008 (Interview, Claus Offe)

  • La giustizia globale corre sull’innovazione, Il Manifesto, 10. 01. 2008 (Interview, Thomas Pogge).

  • Australia, il governo laburista rivede la ‘soluzione del Pacifico’, Il Manifesto, 11.12.2007.

  • Il Bush-tour arriva in Albania, Il Manifesto, 10. 06. 2007.

  • Si al mercato e botte in piazza, Il Manifesto, 21. 11. 06.

  • Grosse koalition in Ucraina, Il Manifesto, 03.08. 06.

  • Londra, 100 mila in piazza contro la guerra, Il Manifesto, 06.08.06.

  • Le Nazioni unite: ormai è dramma umanitario, Il Manifesto, 11. 08.06.

  • No alla tregua umanitaria: razzi sui convogli, Il Manifesto, 12. 08. 06.

  • Siria e Iran ringraziano, Il Manifesto, 17. 08. 06.

  • Anche l’Onu gira a vuoto, Il Manifesto, 18. 08. 06.

  • Le Nazioni disunite, l’Onu chiede aiuto, Il Manifesto, 19. 08. 06.

  • Tregua, strappo d’Israele, Il Manifesto, 20. 08. 06.

  • Scontri e vittime, se questa è una tregua, Il Manifesto, 22. 08. 06.

  • Le regole: ‘forza proporzionata’, Il Manifesto, 23. 08. 06.

  • Cannonate sulla tregua, Il Manifesto, 24. 08. 06.

  • Khartoum dice no alla risoluzione Onu, Il Manifesto, 25.08.06.

  • Vertice Ue: Siria e Hezbollah, se ne occupi il Libano, Il Manifesto, 26.08.06.

  • Hezbollah avverte: non ce ne andiamo, Il Manifesto, 27. 08. 06.

  • Annan in Israele, i due soldati e il blocco, Il Manifesto, 30.08.06.

  • Nuova legge anti-mercenari, Il Manifesto, 31. 08. 06.

  • Damasco: niente armi a Nasrallah, Il Manifesto, 01. 09. 06.

  • Il mezzo sì dell’Iran ad Annan, Il Manifesto, 02. 09. 06.

  • La missione umanitaria italiana in Albania, Il Sole d’Italia, 15.05.93.

  • Dietro le quinte, Il Sole d’Italia, 15.11.92.

Manuscripts under review or in preparation
(1) Teleology and System in Kant’s Moral and Political Philosophy (book manuscript in preparation, under contract with Oxford University Press)
(2) Structural injustice and the irrelevance of attachment (under review).
(3) Progress and the function of justice
(4) Structural injustice, epistemic opacity and the duties of the oppressed (with Tamara Jugov, under review)

Winner of Brian Barry Prize for Excellence in Political Science awared by the British Academy for the article “Mandatory Citizenship for Immigrants” co-authored with H. De Schutter, 2014.
Annual Montreal Political Theory Manuscript Workshop Award for “The Meaning of Partisanship” in 2014.
Philosophers’ Annual, selection of “What’s wrong with colonialism” as one of the ten best articles published in philosophy for 2013.
Outstanding Teaching Performance Prize, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2013. (Nominated again by the LSE Student Union for excellence in teaching in 2014)
Runner-up for the “Gregory Kavka Prize” for the best article published in political philosophy in 2008-2009, American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, 2011.
Winner of the essay competition ‘Reframing Human Rights’, Coninx Foundation, Humboldt University & Social Science Reseach Centre (WZB) Berlin, selected out of 153 contributions from 62 countries, 2005.
Quarter-finalist team member at the Karl Popper International Debate ‘Open societies require open borders’ organized by the Open Societies Institute in Riga, Latvia, 1997.
First prize (national best speaker) at the Open Societies Institute national debate ‘Censorship of individual expression for the good of society is justified’, 1996.
First prize (national best team) at the debate ‘Majorities have the duty to protect the minorities’, 1996.

First prize, international literary competition, International Centre of Culture, Music & Arts, Italy, 1996.
Honourable mention, international literary competition, Sole d’Italia, Italian daily, Belgium, 1993.
Honourable mention at the Olympiad of Mathematics, Durres, Albania, 1990.

Australian Research Council, Discovery Grant (with Robert E. Goodin, Christian H. Barry, Gerhard E. Overland), project on "Benefitting from Injustice" (A$ 309,000 over 3 years, 2011-4).
Fellowship from Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin for the Summer Institute for Advanced Studies, 2007, 2008.
Fellowship from Irmgard Coninx Stiftung at the Wissenschaftzentrum Berlin, 2007.
Fellowship from Council of Europe at Europa Kolleg (German Language Institute) Kassel, 2006.
Fellowship from the Italian Foreign Ministry at the Philosophy Department, Rome ‘La Sapienza’, 2003.
Fellowship from the Italian Institute for Philosophical Studies for workshop on European contractarianism’2003.
Scholarship from the University of Rome ‘La Sapienza’, 1998-2003.
Scholarship from Open Society Institute at the University of Rome, ‘La Sapienza’, 1998.


University of Utrecht, Conference on Ethics of Economic Institutions Keynote Lecture

Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Conference on Structural Injustice

Free University of Berlin, Research Colloquium in Practical Philosophy

University of Frankfurt, Colloquium at the Cluster of Excellence for Normative Orders

Humboldt University, Berlin Colloquium on Rethinking Law in a Global Context

University College London, Conference on "Global Justice and Political Obligations"

Queen Mary University, London, Workshop on Exploitation

Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Beiratsvorabend Keynote Lecture

University of Copenhagen, Conference on "Compromise and Disagreement", Keynote

Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Research Colloquium

Liberty Fund Conference on “Freedom and toleration in the writings of Pierre Bayle”

University of Hamburg, Department of Politics, Symposium on The Meaning of Partisanship

Humboldt University Berlin, Workshop on Territorial Rights

Universite' Libre de Bruxelles, Research Seminar in Political Theory

University of Linkoping, Societas Ethica Keynote

University of Barcelona, Conference on Political Action and Economic Justice, Keynote


Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Normative Theory Research Seminar

Nuffield College, Oxford, Political Theory Research Workshop.

University of Oxford, Department of Philosophy, Post-Kantian Research Seminar

University of Amsterdam, Department of Politics Research Seminar

University of Leiden, Department of Philosophy Research Seminar

University of St Andrews, Department of Philosophy Research Workshop

University College London, Department of History Conference on Cosmopolitanism

University of Montreal, Workshop on Global Justice and Colonialism

University of Newcastle, Department of Politics Research Seminar

Czech Academy of Social Sciences, Critical Theory Conference Keynote Talk

Goethe University, Frankfurt, Political Theory Colloquium

Institute for Advanced Studies Bad Homburg, Ethics and Economics Conference

University of Amsterdam, Summer School on “Dirty Hands” Keynote Talk

Université Libre de Bruxelles, Department of Political Science Workshop on Theodicy

University of Munster, German Philosophical Association Colloquium

Humboldt University of Berlin, Constitutional Law Colloquium

Free University of Berlin, Political Theory Research Seminar

Harvard University, Edmund Safra Centre for Ethics Public Lecture

New York University, Legal and Political Philosophy Colloquium

University of Leuven ,Conference on The Idea of Purposiveness Keynote Lecture

University of Chicago, Political Theory Research Workshop

Northwestern University, Department of Philosophy Public Lecture

Yale University, Global Justice Research Seminar

2013 King’s College London, Workshop on “China and the Enlightenment”

University of Ottawa, Department of Political Studies Research Seminar

University of Toronto, Public Lecture, Centre for Ethics

University of McGill, Political Theory Research Seminar

Queen’s University at Kingston, Department of Politics Public Lecture

Queen’s University at Kingston, Department of Philosophy Reading Group

University of Paris XVIII, Economics and Philosophy Research Seminar

University of Beijing, Conference on “China in the World”

University of Edinburgh, Seminar in Legal Theory

University of Oxford, Political Thought Conference

Forum for European Philosophy, Philosophy Stand-Up, No Joke!

University of Uppsala, Department of Politics Research Seminar

ANU School of Philosophy, Centre for Moral, Social and Political Theory, Research Seminar

University of Melbourne, Department of Politics, Guest Lecture

University of Ghana, Legon, Conference on “Global Justice: African Perspectives”

Carnegie Council Ethics & International Affairs, Conference on “Benefitting from Injustice”

University of Newport, Department of Politics Research Seminar

University of Sussex, Department of Philosophy Research Seminar.

Author meets critics for “Global Justice and Avant-Garde Political Agency”
University of Southampton, March 2012

ISA conference, San Diego, April 2012

London School of Economics and Political Science, Forum for Legal and Political Theory, December 2012
Heythrop College, Politics Department Research Seminar

University of Sheffield, Political Theory Research Seminar

University of Copenhagen, Politics Department Research Seminar

University of Bristol, Philosophy Department Research Seminar

University of Princeton, Institute of Human Values, Program for Ethics and Public Affairs

University of Melbourne, Philosophy Department Research Seminar

University of Tilburg, Law Faculty Research Seminar

University of Darmstadt, Conference on “Kant on Race and Barbarism”, Keynote

Australian National University, Moral, Social and Political Theory Research Seminar

University of Cambridge, History of Political Thought Research Seminar

London School of Economics, Forum for European Philosophy

University of Frankfurt, Colloquium in Political Theory

Queen Mary University, Institute for Historical Research

University College Dublin, Conference on Domination and Migration

University of Uppsala, Workshop on “Benefitting from Injustice”

University of Barcelona, Workshop on “Political Modernity in the 21st Century”

Hertie School of Governance, Conference in honor of Claus Offe

University of Nijmegen, Workshop on “Global Justice and Democracy”

2011 University of Essex, Department of Government Seminar Series

Open University, Open Day Keynote Lecture

University of Warwick, Political Theory Seminar

Nuffield College, Oxford, Political Theory Workshop

London School of Economics, Conference on Global Democracy

University of Dresden, Conference on Kant’s “Republicanism and Liberalism”

University of Oxford, Conference on “The State of the State”

University of Edinburgh, Seminar on “Dialectic in Political Theory”

University of York, Conference on “Motivation and Global Justice”
2010 University College London, Political Theory Seminar.

University of Frankfurt, Cluster of Excellence for “The Formation of Normative Orders”

University Pompeu Fabra, “The Ethics of Migration”
2009 University of Oxford, History of Political Thought Seminar Series

University of Oxford, Centre for Political Ideologies

University of Oxford, Centre for the Study of Social Justice

University of Oxford, Nuffield College, Political Theory Workshop

London School of Economics, Philosophy Department “Karl Popper” Research Seminar

London School of Economics, Forum for European Philosophy

University of York, Political Theory Workshop

Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, ‘The Territorial Dimension of Citizenship’

University of Amsterdam, ‘Liberalism, Romanticism, Nationalism in the 19th Century’

Luiss University Rome, Conference on ‘Human Rights in Conflict’

Czech Academy of Sciences, Conference on ‘Philosophy and the Social Sciences’

Universty of Oxford, Nuffield College, Workshop on ‘Language Rights’
2008 University of Oxford, Centre for the Study of Social Justice

Hertie School of Governance, Conference on ‘The Decline of Public Spaces’

University of Oxford, Nuffield Political Theory Workshop

Stanford University, Summer Institute on “Citizenship and Migration”

LUISS University, Garnet Workshop ‘European and Global Citizenship at a Cross-Road’,

2007 Australian National University, Political Theory Seminar.

Freie Universität Berlin, Philosophy Research Seminar.

Hertie School of Governance, guest lecture on the “Future of Kosovo

Social Science Research Centre (WZB), Berlin, Comparative Politics Research Seminar

Australian National University, Graduate Philosophy Conference

WZB – Social Science Research Centre, Berlin

Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Summer Institute on ‘Citizenship and Migration’

Australian National University
2006 Australian National University, RSSS, Political Theory Seminar

Australian National University, Graduate Philosophy Conference

Princeton University, Graduate Student Conference, 2006 – refereed.

European University Institute, Conference on ‘The social and the political’.

Essex University, Conference on ‘The social and the political’

Max Weber Centre for Advanced Social and Cultural Studies, Erfurt
2004-5 WZB - Social Science Research Centre Berlin, 3d Roundtable on Transnationality.

London School of Economics and King’s College Dept. of War Studies

Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government

Italian Institute for Historical Studies, Naples

American Political Science Association

2010, 2013, 2014

European Consortium for Political Research Joint Sessions

2007, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015

European Consortium for Political Research General Conference

2007, 2009, 2011

International Studies Association Conference

2012, 2014

UK Kant Society / International Kant Congress

2007, 2010, 2014, 2015

Prague Annual Conference on "Philosophy and the Social Sciences"

2009, 2014, 2015

Association for Legal and Political Theory Annual Conference

German Philosophy Association Conference


Symposium on Gillian Brock and Michael Blake's book "Debating the Brain Drain", University of Frankfurt, Cluster of Excellence for the Formation of Normative Orders (2015)
Symposium on Seyla Benhabib's book "Dignity in Adversity", Queen Mary University London (2015)
Symposium on Adrian Brisku’s book “Bittersweet Europe: Nation-building discourses in Albania and Georgia”, Central European University, Department of History (2014)
Comments on Seyla Benhabib’s paper “Democratic Sovereignty and Transnational Law”, New York University, Law Department (2013).
Symposium on David Armitage’s book Foundations of Modern International Thought, Queen Mary University, Department of History (2013)
Debate on “Crowdsourcing a new constitution” LSE Institute for Public Policy Administration.
Debate on “What are the core social democratic values and how important are they?” with Monika Sie, Head of the Dutch Social Democratic Foundation, Wiardi Beckman Stichting (2013)
Presentation on “Power and agency in today's politics: How should reformers best understand the processes and mechanisms of progressive change in contemporary Britain”, London, Institute for Public Policy Research (2013)
Comments on Ban Van der Vossen’s paper “Imposing Duties and Original Appropriation”, Institute for Human Studies, George Mason University (2012)
Symposium on John Tomasi’s book Free Market Fairness, Forum for Legal and Political Theory, London School of Economics and Political Science (2011).
Oxford-Princeton Research Network meeting. Comments on Alan Patten’s paper “Rethinking Culture: The Social Legacy Account”, Princeton University, Politics Department (2010).
Roundtable with Amartya Sen on his book ‘The Idea of Justice’. Comments and discussion, Examinations School and Department of Philosophy, University of Oxford (2009).
Workshop on “Killing in War”, Comments on C. A. J. Coady’s paper “Collective Responsibility and War”, Department of International Relations, University of Oxford (2009).
Conference on ‘Democratic Self-Determination and Freedom of Movement’. Comments on Claus Offe’s paper “Migration and the Acquisition of Citizenship”, Hertie School of Governannance (2009).
International Relations Seminar Series, St Anthony’s College, Oxford University. Comments on Chris Bickerton’s paper ‘Europe’s Neo-Madisonians’ (2009).


  • Theory of Politics

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  • Introduction to Philosophy

  • Introduction to International Relations

  • Key themes in the history of political thought: Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli and Hobbes.

  • LSE100

  • LSE Guerrilla Lectures


  • Foundations in Political Theory

  • Contemporary Disputes about Justice

  • Marx and Marxism


  • Doctoral Students’ Research Seminar (co-convener)


  • Global Justice (European Forum Alpbach – co-taught with Prof. Thomas Pogge (Yale)

  • Cosmopolitanism in the French and German Enlightenment (United Nations, Centre for Administrative Innovation in the Euro-Mediterranean Region)

Editorial roles and board membership
- The Journal of Political Philosophy (co-editor)

- Center for Advanced Studies, Sofia (member of the academic advisory council)

- Irmgard Coninx Stiftung, Berlin (member of the advisory board).

- Moral Philosophy and Politics (member of the editorial board).

- Democratic Theory (member of the editorial board)

- Polis, An Albanian Journal of Political Science (member of the editorial board).


  • Acta Politica

  • American Political Science Review

  • Canadian Journal of Philosophy

  • Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosoph

  • Eighteenth-Century Studies

  • Ethics and International Affairs

  • Ethnicities

  • European Journal of Philosophy

  • European Journal of Political Theory

  • European Political Science Review

  • Global Policy

  • Global Constitutionalism

  • History of Political Thought

  • Ithaca: An Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy

  • International Studies Quarterly

  • Journal of Applied Philosophy

  • Journal of Contemporary European Studies

  • Journal of Moral Philosophy

  • Journal of Politics

  • Journal of Political Philosophy

  • Journal of Social Philosophy

  • Kantian Review

  • Kant Studies Online

  • Millenium: Journal of International Studies

  • Perspectives on Politics

  • Politics, Philosophy and Economics

  • Political Studies

  • Politics

  • Polity

  • Prolegomena: An International Journal of Philosophy

  • Review of International Studies

  • Review of Politics

  • Social Theory and Practice

  • Southern Journal of Philosophy


  • Cambridge University Press

  • Oxford University Press

  • Harvard University Press

  • Palgrave Macmillan

  • Routledge


  • Dutch National Science Foundation

  • Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)

  • Danish Research Council

  • Estonian Research Council

  • German-Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development

Research Networks
Leverhulme Research Network on “Global Justice and African Philosophy“, London School of Economics, University of Ghana.
Richard Holbrooke Forum on “Statecraft and Responsibility in the 21st Century”, American Academy Berlin
Ethics and Economics Research Network, 2013-ongoing, based at the University of Rotterdam
Research Network on ‘Negotiating Modernity: History of Modern Political Thought in East-Central Europe’, Funded by the European Research Council, Centre for Advanced Studies, Sofia (2008-2013).
AHRC Research Network on ‘Foundations of Egalitarian Justice’, 2009-2011, University of Exeter.
AHRC Research Network on “Territory and Justice”, 2009-2011, Universities of Bristol and Cork.
AHRC Research Network on ‘The Right to Microfinance’, 2009-2011, University of Birmingham.
Member of the UK Kant Society.
Member of the ECPR Standing Group on ‘Kantian Political Thought’.

Conference Organization
Conference on "Historical Injustice" (with Tamara Jugov), Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, July 2015
Ethics and Economics Research Network, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, July 2015
LSE-Princeton Political Theory Research Workshop, May 2015
Conference on "Structural Injustice" (with Tamara Jugov), Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, February 2015
Conference on “Does the world need more than one state?” (with Mathias Koenig Archibugi), LSE Government Department, June 2014.
Conference on “Marxism and Global Justice” (with Gabriel Wollner), LSE Government and Philosophy Departments, May 2014.
Conference on “Global Justice after Colonialism” (with Catherine Lu), McGill University, May 2014.
Conference on “Crisis Politics: Democracy and Representation in Hard Times” (with Jonathan Hopkin), LSE, Government Department, June 2013.
Workshop on “The Relation between Political Theory and Political Science” (with David Soskice), LSE, Government Department, June 2013.
Workshop on “Albanian Political Thought”, European University of Tirana, June 2012.
Conference on “Migration in Legal and Political Theory” (with Sarah Fine), University of Cambridge and London School of Economics and Political Science, October 2011.
Panel on “Kant and International Trade”, ECPR General Conference, Reykjavik, 2011.
Annual Oxford Political Thought Conference (with Jules Townshend), St Catherine’s College, Oxford, January 2011.
Conference on “Kant and Colonialism: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives” (with Katrin Flikschuh), Center for the Study of Social Justice, October 2010.
UK Kant Society and Hegel Society of Great Britain Annual Conference (with Thom Brooks), St. Edmund’s Hall, Oxford, September 2010.
Panel on ‘Theorizing Partisanship’ (with J. White), ECPR Conference, University of Potsdam 2009.
Panel on “Kant and economic justice” at the PSA ‘Workshops in Political Theory’, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2008. Coordinator of the network on Kant and Social Justice.
Series of international seminars on ‘Marxism and Globalization’, Rome ‘La Sapienza’, 2003.

London School of Economics and Political Science, 2011 – present
- PhD committee (2014)

- Teaching committee (2014)

- Co-convenor of the Political Theory Research Seminar (2011-13)

- Co-convenor of the Doctoral Students Workshop (2011-13)

- Convenor of the Best of POTY seminar series (2011-2014)

- Convenor of the Brian Barry Annual Lecture (2011-2014)

- Convenor of the LSE-Princeton Political Theory Workshop (2015-)

- Admissions for Msc in Political Theory (2015)

Worcester College, Oxford 2009- 2010
- Arrangement of external tutorials, pastoral care for undergraduate students in PPE; History&Politics.

- Monitoring of undergraduate work through reporting, collections, liaison with College and Department.

- Organisation of admission and interviews for undergraduates applying for PPE and History and Politics.
Nuffield College, Oxford 2008 - 2009
- Member of the Equality Committee.

- PhD supervision for Michaelmas Term 2008 (replacing Prof. David Miller).

Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford 2008-2011
- Co-organisation of the political theory research seminar, Trinity Term 2010

- Member of the Political Theory Panel

- Member of the Centre for the Study of Social Justice



Intern at the foreign desk of the national daily newspaper ‘Il Manifesto’, Rome, Italy, 2006.
Correspondent for Il Sole d’Italia (Italian daily in Belgium) for interviews and reports in Albania, 1993-95.
Organizer & presenter of Albanian talk-show Young people at the mirror for Albanian national channel Shijak TV, 1996-7.
Collaborations with Rai Uno, Tele Libertà, Arena di Verona (Italy), France2 (France), Tele Luxembourg (Luxembourg) for reports from Albania. Interviews for Albanian TV (TVSH), newspapers (Rilindja demokratike, Republika) and Italian newspapers (Avvenimenti, Famiglia Cristiana, Libertà), 1991-92.

Language and intercultural trainer for European voluntary service program of the European Commission (EVS), Rome, 2004.
Intercultural mediator at the orientation course for migrants, International Organization of Migration (IOM) & Service Lazio 2000, Rome – Italy, 2003.
Interpreter (English, French, Italian, Spanish) and local assistant to International Federation of the Red Cross during NATO intervention in Serbia and to British NGO Hope and Homes for children., 1999.
Volunteer at the Albanian Red Cross and Action Plus (Albanian NGO for the prevention of HIV),1993-7.

  • Albanian (native speaker)

  • English, French, Italian (fluent)

  • Spanish (advanced)

  • German (advanced – Certificate ‘Mit sehr guten Erfolg’ , Council of Europe - Europa Kolleg).


  • Robert E. Goodin, Distinguished Professor of Political Theory, ANU (goodinb@coombs.anu.edu.au )

  • Rainer Forst, Professor of Philosophy and Political Theory, Goethe Universität Frankfurt (forst@em.uni-frankfurt.de)

  • Claus Offe, Professor of Political Sociology, Hertie School of Governance (offe@hertie-school.org)

  • Susan Mendus, Emerita Professor of Political Theory, York University (slm6@york.ac.uk)

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