Catherine Lu

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Professor Catherine Lu "teaches in the areas of political theory and international relations, and has taught courses on contemporary liberalism and theories of justice; the history of international relations thought; international ethics; and problems of post-conflict justice and reconciliation. She is the author of Just and Unjust Interventions in World Politics: Public and Private (UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), and has published articles in The Journal of Political Philosophy, International Studies Review, Ethics and International Affairs, International Relations, and Review of International Studies, on themes such as justice, cosmopolitanism, moral regeneration after war, and the role of human rights in contexts of transitional justice. Currently she is Reviews Editor for Ethics and International Affairs (Blackwell), the journal of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs (New York). In 2004-5, she was a faculty fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard University. She was also the guest editor of the December 2004 special issue of International Relations on ‘Evil and International Affairs.’ Currently, she is completing a book project on the problem of moral regeneration following war, atrocity and oppression. Her next research project will be on cosmopolitanism, humanitarianism and the use of force in world politics." [1]

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  1. Catherine Lu, The Global Conference on the Prevention of Genocide, accessed December 17, 2007.
  2. Members, McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, accessed March 11, 2009.