Mathias Risse

Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard University


Mathias Risse is Lucius N. Littauer Professor of Philosophy and Public Administration and director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. His work primarily addresses questions of global justice ranging from human rights, inequality, taxation, trade, and immigration to climate change, obligations to future generations, and the future of technology.

Featured Work

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AUG 7, 2019 Podcast

AI & Human Rights: The Practical & Philosophical Dimensions, with Mathias Risse

Mathias Risse, director of Harvard Kennedy School's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, discusses the many connections between artificial intelligence and human rights. From practical ...

OCT 4, 2010 Podcast

EIA Interview: Mathias Risse on Justice and Common Ownership of the Earth

Philosopher Mathias Risse discusses his concept of common ownership of the earth--the equal claim of each person to the planet and its resources--and what this ...

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JAN 22, 2010 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Briefings: The Right to Move

A collection of essays from our joint Sophia University-Carnegie Council conference exploring the ethics of an international right to migration.

JAN 21, 2010 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Commentary: The Capabilities Approach and Collective Ownership of the Earth

If people of a particular country are using more than their proportionate share of the collectively owned planet, they should allow for immigration.

DEC 7, 2006 Podcast

Fairness and Export Subsidies in Global Trade

Mathias Risse talks about how fairness issues arise around export subsidies and concludes that, from a domestic policy point of view, subsidies are similar to ...