Prof Christian Barry

Research School of Philosophy

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 and Head of School in 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 include books with Sanjay Reddy, International Trade and Labour Standards: A Proposal for Linkage (Columbia University Press), Gerhard Øverland, Responding to Global Poverty: Harm, Responsibility and Agency (Cambridge University Press) and articles in Philosophy & Public Affairs, Journal of Political Philosophy, Journal of Moral Philosophy, Politics, Philosophy and Economics, Political Studies, Journal of Legal Studies, Review of International Studies, International Affairs, and Ethics & International Affairs. He currently holds an Australian Reasearch Council Discovery Grant for the project The Ethical Responsiblities of Consumers and is working on a book on that topic (co-authored with Kate Macdonald and under contract with Oxford University Press).

  • C.Barry and S.Wisor “International Trade” 2014. Global Ethics Handbook. Ed. D. Mollendorf and H. Widdows. Acumen

  • C.Barry and S.Wisor 2013 “World Trade Organization” International Encyclopedia of Ethics. Ed. Hugh LaFolette. Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
  • C.Barry and S.Wisor 2013 “Global Poverty” International Encyclopedia of Ethics. Ed. Hugh LaFolette. Wiley-Blackwell