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legal philosopher

Leif Wenar

United States, 1950

Leif Wenar holds the Chair of Philosophy and Law at King’s College London. After earning his first degree from Stanford, he went to Harvard to study with John Rawls and wrote his doctoral thesis on property rights with Robert Nozick. He has often been a Visiting Professor at Princeton and Stanford. His new book Blood Oil (2016) uncovers a global rule as old as the slave trade that forces consumers to fund tyranny, conflict and extremism when they shop – and shows how realistic reforms in global trade can turn the world’s escalating threats and crises into greater justice and peace.

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