Joshua Cohen is a professor of law, political science, and philosophy, program leader for the Program on Global Justice at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, where he is also a principal investigator in the programs on Human Rights and Liberation Technology. A political theorist, trained in philosophy, Cohen has written on issues of democratic theory, particularly deliberative democracy and the implications for personal liberty, freedom of expression, and campaign finance. Currently, Professor Cohen is concentrating his scholarship on issues of global justice, including the foundations of human rights, distributive fairness, and supranational democratic governance. A first volume of his selected papers, Philosophy, Politics, Democracy is being published by Harvard University Press (fall 2009), and Rousseau: A Free Community of Equals is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. He is also editor of Boston Review, a bi-monthly magazine of political, cultural, and literary ideas.