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The Australian National University

Robert Kirby

School or Centre: Centre for Moral, Social and Political Theory

Phone: 6125 8455, x 58455
Location: HC Coombs Building, Room 3213


I am a PhD candidate at the School of Philosophy and the Centre for Moral, Social, and Political Theory at the Australian National University. I am also an Ethics Fellow for the Future at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.

My interests are broadly in moral and political philosophy, with particular attention to global justice. My Ph.D. research is on the normative significance of innocently benefiting from injustice, focusing on whether beneficiaries have moral reason to take on cost to address harm suffered by victims of injustice, how to conceptualize, identify, and measure benefiting, and the practical application of beneficiary-based grounds of responsibility to international affairs.

My supervisors are: Dr. Christian Barry (primary supervisor), Dr. Seth Lazar, Prof. Geoff Brennan, and Prof. Garrett Cullity.

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