Carmen Pavel

About Carmen Pavel

Carmen Pavel is a political philosopher who specializes in liberal theory and contemporary challenges to it, ethics and public policy, international justice, the authority of international institutions, and environmental ethics. She received her Ph.D. at Brown University and then served as a postdoctoral fellow and lecturer in the Program in Political Philosophy, Policy and Law at University of Virginia. At UVA she taught the gateway course and capstone seminar for the PPL major. She is currently the Associate Director and an Associate Professor at the Center for the Philosophy of Freedom at University of Arizona, with a courtesy appointment in the Department of Philosophy. She also serves as the associate editor of the journal Social Philosophy and Policy.

Dr. Pavel's book called Divided Sovereignty: International Institutions and the Limits of State Authority will be published by Oxford University Press in October 2014. More information can be found here:

Among her forthcoming articles are "Making a Faustian Bargain Work: What Special Interests Can Tell Us About Representation at the WTO," Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy, and “Negative Duties, The WTO and the Harm Argument,” Political Studies.

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Carmen Pavel
Associate Editor

Courses Taught

POL 203 Political Ideas

POL 428 Global Poverty and Justice

POL 425 Liberalism and its Critics