Postdoctoral Research Associates
Mark AlfanoValues and Public Policy Postdoctoral Research Associate
Location Robertson Hall, Room 216
Mark Alfano specializes in ethics and moral psychology. While at Princeton, he will be working on an empirically informed theory of the nature of desire, preference and value, along with the upshots of this theory for accounts of right action, practical rationality and public policy. Alfano holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY), and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Princeton. He has also written extensively on Nietzsche and experimental philosophy. He will be affiliated with the Center for Health and Wellbeing in the Wilson School.
Location Robertson Hall, Room 445A
Simon Cotton has research interests in the ethics of economic life and of the economic order, both national and global. He has a particular interest in how economic ties, such as those of trade and treaty, might ground special obligations – duties that are owed to a subset of persons only. Cotton has a Ph.D. in government from Cornell University, an M.A. in international relations from the Australian National University, and a B.A. in history and economics from the University of Oxford. He will be affiliated with the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance in the Wilson School.
Jason L. SchwartzHarold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bioethics
Phone (609) 258-0168
Fax (609) 258-1285
Location Room 105, 5 Ivy Lane
Jason L. Schwartz studies ethical, historical, and policy issues in medicine and public health. He has written widely on vaccines and vaccination programs, decision-making in public health policy, and the structure and function of scientific expert advice to government. His current research examines how policy-makers, regulators, physicians, and patients evaluate and respond to risks associated with pharmaceuticals and other medical technologies. Schwartz holds a Ph.D. in the history and sociology of science and a master’s degree in bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as an A.B. in classics from Princeton. He is a former staff member for the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues.