John Hasnas is the executive director of the Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics, professor of business at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, and professor of law (by courtesy) at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches courses in ethics and law. Hasnas has held previous appointments as associate professor of law at George Mason University School of Law, visiting associate professor of law at Duke University School of Law and the Washington College of Law at American University, and Law and Humanities Fellow at Temple University School of Law. He also has been a visiting scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics in Washington, D.C. and at the Social philosophy and Policy Center in Bowling Green, Ohio. He received his B.A. in philosophy from Lafayette College, his J.D. and Ph.D. in legal philosophy from Duke University, and his LL.M. in legal education from Temple Law School. His scholarship concerns ethics, criminal law, and jurisprudence.
Jason Brennan (Ph.D., 2007, University of Arizona) is Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Chair and associate professor of strategy, economics, ethics, and public policy at the McDonough School of Business. He specializes in political philosophy and applied ethics. He is the author of Against Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2016), Markets without Limits, with Peter Jaworkski (Routledge Press, 2015), Compulsory Voting: For and Against, with Lisa Hill (Cambridge University Press, 2014), Why Not Capitalism? (Routledge Press, 2014), Libertarianism: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2012), The Ethics of Voting (Princeton University Press, 2011), and, with David Schmidtz, A Brief History of Liberty (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010). He is currently writing, with Bas Van der Vossen, Global Justice as Global Freedom: Why Global Libertarianism is the Humane Solution to World Poverty, under contract with Oxford University Press. He also is co-editor, along with David Schmidtz and Bas Van der Vossen, of the forthcoming Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism.
Peter Jaworski (Ph.D., 2012, Bowling Green University) is an assistant teaching professor teaching business ethics at the McDonough School of Business. He is a senior fellow with the Canadian Constitution Foundation, and a director of the Institute for Liberal Studies. He has also been a visiting research professor at Brown University. Jaworksi's academic work has been published or is forthcoming in several journals including Ethics, the Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, The Journal of Business Ethics, and Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. Along with Jason Brennan, Jaworski is the author of Markets without Limits: Moral Virtues and Commercial Interests published in 2015. Prior to joining the faculty at Georgetown, Peter was a visitor in the philosophy department at the College of Wooster, and was an instructor in philosophy at Bowling Green State University.
David Faraci is a junior faculty fellow at the Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics. He received his B.A. from Rutgers University in 2004, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University in 2012. Before coming to Georgetown, he taught at Virginia Tech and UNC Chapel Hill. Many of us think—or at least hope—that it matters whether we live our lives on way versus another. The central aim of Faraci's research is to understand what the world must be like for there to be truth of this kind, and for us to think and know about it. Much of this work focuses on drawing out the implications of core metaethical intuitions concerning things like supervenience, normative authority, and normative objectivity. Other projects—many collaborative—include work on moral responsibility (some experimental) and on the nature of private property. Faraci has a significant publication history with publications in Philosophical Studies, The Journal of Business Ethics, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Philosophia, Oxford Studies in Experimental Philosophy, amongst others.
Thomas Mulligan conducts research in epistemology and political philosophy. He is currently writing a book, Justice and the Meritocratic State, in which he advances a theory of distributive justice grounded in the idea that people ought to get the things that they deserve. In a meritocracy, equal opportunity is established through the redistribution of undeserved wealth and public spending on children; wealth and income reflect citizens’ productive contributions and not their family circumstances or their ability to extract economic rents; and jobs are distributed strictly on the basis of merit. Tom's work has appeared in Ethics, Political Theory, Synthese, and other journals. Before coming to academia, he served in the U.S. Navy and the Central Intelligence Agency.
Michael Douma (Ph.D., 2011, Florida State University), is the Director of the Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics. A historian by training, he is interested in topics of political economy, including the history of economic thought and the framing of constitutions. Most of his publications concern nineteenth century American history and the history of the Dutch around the world. His work has been published in the New York Times, American Studies, Civil War History, the South African Historical Journal, and the Calvin Theological Journal, among others. His next book, Creative Historical Thinking, is forthcoming with Routledge.