Professor Christian Barry



Christian Barry was educated at Columbia University in New York, receiving his PhD in philosophy in 2005. Prior to joining the ANU, he was a program officer at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs (Justice & the World Economy),  a consultant to the Human Development Report Office at the United Nations Development Program, and a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at University College Dublin.  His work has been supported by grants from the Ford Foundation, the Research Council of Norway, and the Australian Research Council.


Research interests

Christian Barry is Professor of Philosophy in the School of Philosophy in the RSSS and Co-Editor of the Journal of Political Philosophy. His research focuses on ethical theory, philosophy of action, and international justice. His recent work includes  a book with Sanjay Reddy, International Trade and Labour Standards: A Proposal for Linkage (Columbia University Press), and articles in Philosophy & Public Affairs, Journal of Political Philosophy, Journal of Moral Philosophy, Politics, Philosophy and Economics, Review of International Studies, International Affairs, and Ethics & International Affairs. His new book Responding to Global Poverty: Harm, Responsibility and Agency, (co-authored with Gerhard Øverland) has recently been published by Cambridge University Press. He currently holds an Australian Reasearch Council Discovery Grant for the project The Ethical Responsiblities of Consumers.

Areas of expertise

  • Political Theory And Political Philosophy
  • Applied Ethics
  • Philosophy


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