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Jay Drydyk

Professor, Department of Philosophy

Degrees:B.A. (Chicago), M.A. (Notre Dame), Ph.D. (Toronto)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 3824
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Jay Drydyk is interested in how human rights, justice, and democracy can be understood from global and cross-cultural perspectives. With Peter Penz, he co-edited Global Justice, Global Democracy, which explores the meanings of ‘justice’ and ‘democracy’ in the face of globalization. Working with colleagues in India, he has studied ethical risks that arise when development displaces people and their communities. His current project, Global Ethics, Capabilities, and Human Rights, examines the capacity of diverse moral outlooks to reach agreement on practical conclusions, including the right to development. He won a Carleton University Teaching Achievement Award in 2002. He is currently President of the International Development Ethics Association. In 2007 he was elected a Fellow of the Human Development and Capability Association.