lisa.hecht@philosophy.su.se

I have been a PhD student in Practical Philosophy since 2014. Before coming to Stockholm, I studied  at the University of Oxford and at the University of Essex where I obtained an MPhil in Political Theory and a BA in Politics, respectively. In 2016 I spent three months as a visiting student at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. In 2018 I will spend the spring semester at Princeton University.

My thesis is on Victims of War. The thesis explores who counts as a victim, who can claim compensation and how compensation claims should be prioritized. I start from the assumption that a victim is someone who had a right not to suffer harm and examine which further factors in addition to the severity of harm affect one's claim to compensation. For example, I investigate whether wrongdoing and the assumption of risk invalidate someone's compensation claim and whether victims of rights violations should be given priority over victims of rights infringements.

Beyond my own research topic I am interested in the ethics of war more generally and in a wide range of topics in political philosophy, ethics and some issues in legal philosophy.

 

Teaching

Medical Ethics (spring 2017)

Human Rights (autumn 2016)

Political Philosophy (autumn 2016 and spring 2017)

Normative Ethics (teachig assistant, autumn 2016 and spring 2017)

Global Ethics (teaching assistant, summer 2016 and summer 2017)