Shmulik Nili's current work focuses on three related themes. First, he is interested in how we should think about the collective agency of "the sovereign people," both as a matter of abstract philosophy and as a matter of concrete public policy (see The people's duty, forthcoming with Cambridge University Press).
Yuhua Wang is an assistant professor in the Department of Government at Harvard University. He received his B.A. from Peking University and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. His research has focused on the emergence of state institutions, with a regional focus on China.
Veronique Munoz-Darde's main interests lie in moral and political philosophy. In recent years she has written articles on the importance of numbers in practical reasoning, on the political ideal of equality, on responsibility, and on distributive justice. During this period she has taught seminars on contractualism, equality, Hume’s Treatise, and values and practical reasoning.
Nandita Balakrishnan is a Ph.D. Candidate with a focus on international relations and comparative politics. Her research agenda in security studies includes particular interests in civil-military relations, political violence, and human rights.
Vijayendra Rao is a Lead Economist in the Development Research Group of the World Bank. He integrates his training in economics with theories and methods from anthropology, sociology and political science to study the social, cultural, and political context of extreme poverty in developing countries. Dr.