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Carmen Pavel


Carmen Pavel is Associate Professor (Reader) in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics at Kings College, London and a 2022 – 2023 Faculty Fellow at the Center for Ethics and Public Affairs. Professor Pavel’s research primarily focuses on international justice and international law, liberal theory and contemporary changes to it, and ethics and public policy. 

Pavel’s first book Divided Sovereignty was published by Oxford University Press in 2015 and examines how to constrain states that commit severe abuses against their own citizens.  Her latest book with Oxford University Press (2021), Law Beyond the Sate: Dynamic Coordination, State Consent, and Binding International Law, examines under what conditions international law is compatible with the sovereignty claims of constitutional democracies. Professor Pavel has published her work in top-rated journals including  Law and Philosophy, Political Theory, Political Studies, Economics and Philosophy, and Ratio Juris.  

Professor Pavel is also an editor of the Oxford University Press Philosophy, Politics, and Economics book series, and is an associate editor of the journal Social Philosophy and Policy.

The Murphy Institute

Established in memory of Charles H. Murphy, Sr. (1870-1954), and inspired by the vision of Charles H. Murphy, Jr. (1920-2002), The Murphy Institute exists to help Tulane faculty and students understand economic, moral, and political problems we all face and think about. More important, it exists to help us understand how these problems have come to be so closely interconnected.