Michael Sandel is Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government at Harvard University, where he teaches political philosophy. His writings—on justice, ethics, democracy, and markets—have been translated into 28 languages.
An IWM Non-Resident Permanent Fellow, Sandel is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, has been a visiting professor at the Sorbonne, and delivered the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at Oxford. His global lectures have taken him across five continents and packed such venues as St. Paul’s Cathedral (London), the Sydney Opera House (Australia), and an outdoor stadium in Seoul (S. Korea), where 14,000 people came to hear him speak.
Sandel’s books, four of which are available in German, include What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets (Was man für Geld nicht kaufen kann); Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do? (Gerechtigkeit); The Case against Perfection: Ethics in the Age of Genetic Engineering (Plädoyer gegen die Perfektion); and Public Philosophy: Essays on Morality in Politics (Moral und Politik).