Natalie Brender holds a PhD in Philosophy from Johns Hopkins University. From 1996-2002 she was an assistant professor of philosophy at Wesleyan University. She did consulting work in 2002 for the Policy Branch at the Canadian International Development Agency; from 2002-2004 was a policy advisor (human rights and humanitarian affairs) and speechwriter for the Honourable Bill Graham, Minister of Foreign Affairs; and from 2005-2008 was senior policy advisor, writer and research associate at The Conference Board of Canada. She has published articles on Kant, feminist philosophy and international ethics, and is the co-editor of New Essays on the History of Autonomy: A Collection Honoring J.B. Schneewind (Cambridge, 2004). Currently she is writing a book on Canadian citizenship in an era of globalization.
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