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Monika Betzler
  • 2012-2013 CEPA Faculty Fellow


Monika Betzler is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Berne in Switzerland. Professor Betzler earned a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School and earned her doctorate from Ludwig Maximilian University in Germany. Specializing in moral philosophy and theories of reason, Professor Betzler has written a book, edited six volumes, and published forty academic articles. She has been the recipient of research grants and fellowships from the Swiss National Fund, the Leverhulme Trust, and the Humboldt Foundation. Professor Betzler will spend her fellowship year researching and writing a book on “The Normative Significance of Personal Projects.”

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.