Allen Buchanan is the James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy, and investigator, Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy, Duke University. He is also a distinguished research associate at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford.

Buchanan's research is in political philosophy, with a focus on international issues, and bioethics, with a focus on the ethics of genetic interventions with human beings. He is the author of Marx and Justice: Radical Critique of Liberalism (1982); Ethics, Efficiency, and the Market (1985); Secession: The Morality of Political Divorce From Fort Sumter to Lithuania and Quebec (1991); Justice, Legitimacy, and Self-Determination: Moral Foundations for International Law (2003); and Human Rights, Legitimacy and the Use of Force (2010).

He is also coauthor (with Dan W. Brock) of Deciding for Others: The Ethics of Surrogate Decision Making (1989) and (with Dan W. Brock, Norman Daniels, and Daniel Wikler) of From Chance to Choice (1999).

Buchanan serves on the editorial advisory board of the Council's journal, Ethics & International Affairs.

Last Updated: June 2, 2017