Seyla Benhabib

Yale University


Seyla Benhabib is the Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and director of the Program on Ethics, Politics, and Economics at Yale University. Her publications include The Claims of Culture (2002) and The Rights of Others (2004), which in 2005 won the Ralph Bunche Award of the American Political Science Association and the Best Book Award of the North American Society for Social Philosophy. She is the author, most recently, of Another Cosmopolitanism (2006), and coeditor, with Ian Shapiro and Danilo Petranovich, of Identities, Affiliations, and Allegiances (2007).

During the summer of 2000, Ms. Benhabib held the Baruch de Spinoza Distinguished Professorship at the University of Amsterdam. Her Spinoza lectures are published as Transformation of Citizenship: Dilemmas of the Nation-State in the Era of Globalization (2000).

Ms. Benhabib serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Council's journal, Ethics & International Affairs.