Thierry Ngosso

Thierry Ngosso

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Thierry Ngosso is a political philosopher interested in global justice justice and more precisely in three important and interconnected contemporary issues in this field: climate change, human rights and migration. He addresses global justice from both the State/Firm division of labor and the Western/non-Western perspectives. His research has therefore a strong focus on business corporations and on comparative philosophy. Ngosso earned a PhD in Philosophy from the Catholic University of Louvain (2015) and is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Business Ethics at the University of St. Gallen where he is writing a book on Climate Responsibility of Firms as Primary Agents of Justice. As a Berggruen Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, his research will focus on global justice and health inequalities, especially on the critique of contemporary global justice theories from the underexamined perspective of what Sub-Saharan African burdened societies and their business corporations owe to their own citizens in terms of equal access to health(care).

Thierry is in the process of founding the Ethics and Public Policy Laboratory -- EthicsLab for short -- at the Université Catholique d'Afrique Centrale (UCAC) in Yaoundé, Cameroon. We are thrilled to support him in this endeavor, and to co-sponsor a week-long event in Yaoundé to mark the institutional launch of this new institution in March, 2019. You can read more about the launch week event here

Thierry Ngosso is a Berggruen Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics.

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