Endre Begby was an External Associate at PRIO until 2020.

Research Interests

  • ​Ethics of war
  • Decmocratization and intervention
  • Foundations of state sovereignty
  • Global justice


Saturday, 1 Mar 2014

PRIO Global Fellows are academics with strong scholarly records and a commitment to the research agenda on peace and conflict. They all have their main positions elsewhere but work closely with PRIO researchers and regularly spend time in Oslo.

Following nomination by PRIO staff, fellowships are awarded to scholars from all parts of the world, of different levels of seniority and with diverse methodological and analytical perspectives.​

​Endre Begby is currently an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Simon Fraser University. He was appointed a PRIO Global Fellow in 2014, but has a long standing history with the institute, having worked full time at PRIO from 2000 to 2002 and with several stays as Visiting Researcher since. From 2005 to 2007, he taught at the International Summer School.

Among his publications in political philosophy are “Liberty, Statehood, and Sovereignty: Walzer on Mill on Non-Intervention” (Journal of Military Ethics 2(1), 46-62) and The Ethics of War: Classic and Contemporary Readings (co-edited with Henrik Syse and Greg Reichberg, Blackwell, 2006).

While much of Begby's work remains rooted in normative theory, he tries to use philosophical insights to explore questions that intersect with fields such as developmental economy, governance, and law. His academic background is in philosophy, and he also works on issues in philosophy of mind and language. You can learn more about his work in these areas, and also download drafts of his papers, from his homepage ​endrebegby.synthasite.com

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