Thierry Ngosso

Thierry Ngosso

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Thierry Ngosso is a political philosopher interested in global 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 a strong focus on business corporations and on comparative philosophy. Ngosso earned a PhD in Philosophy from the Catholic University of Louvain (2015). He is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the University of St.Gallen, a Swiss National Foundation Ambizione Fellowship awardee (2019-2023) focusing on the ‘Human Right to Health in Africa and the obligations of African societies themselves,’ and a Lecturer both at the department of philosophy of the Catholic University of Central Africa and the Department of philosophy of the University of Maroua. Thierry is Director of the Ethics and Public Policy Laboratory (EthicsLab) that he officially launched in 2019 at the Catholic University of Central Africa and the Managing Director of the Competence Center for African Research at the University of St.Gallen launched in January 2020. For the 2021-2022 academic year, Thierry will be Visiting Research at both the EJSafra Center for Ethics of Harvard University and at the Center for Population-Level Bioethics at Rutgers University. During his stay, his research will focus on ‘The Political Agency of African Societies.'


Current Role

Berggruen Fellows


Visiting Fellows