Faculty Associate

Charles R. Beitz

Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Politics
Director, University Center for Human Values

302 Marx Hall
phone: 609-258-4853

Charles Beitz is the Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Politics. His philosophical and teaching interests focus on international political theory, democratic theory, the theory of human rights and legal theory. He recently published The Idea of Human Rights. Other books include Political Theory and International Relations and Political Equality: An Essay in Democratic Theory as well as articles on a variety of topics in political philosophy. He coedited Global Basic Rights, International Ethics and Law, Economics, and Philosophy. His current work includes projects on the philosophy of human rights and the theory of intellectual property. He was the Editor of Philosophy & Public Affairs and now directs Princeton's University Center for Human Values.

Professor Beitz came to Princeton in 2001. He taught previously at Swarthmore College and Bowdoin College, where he was also Dean for Academic Affairs. He has received fellowship awards from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller and MacArthur Foundations, the American Council of Learned Societies and the American Council on Education, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a former member of LAPA's Executive Committee.