John Tasioulas

John Tasioulas

Visiting Professor and Distinguished Fellow
Notre Dame London Law Program

John Tasioulas is Professor of Ethics and Legal Philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford, and Director of the Institute for Ethics in AI. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at Balliol College, Oxford.

He was born in Australia, his parents having emigrated from Greece in the early 1960s. He received degrees in philosophy and law from the University of Melbourne and studied as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford where he completed a D.Phil on moral relativism under the supervision of Joseph Raz.

He was a Reader in Moral and Legal Philosophy at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford (1998-2010), Quain Professor of Jurisprudence in the Faculty of Laws, University College London (2011-14), and Yeoh Professor of Politics, Philosophy and Law and Director of the Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy, and Law at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London (2014-2020). He has held visiting positions at the Australian National University, the University of Chicago, Harvard University, and the University of Melbourne.

His recent writings focus on philosophical issues regarding punishment, human rights, and international law. He is the co-editor of The Philosophy of International Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010) and the editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Philosophy of Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020).

Global Spotlight Lecture Series

Professor Tasioulas presented "Just Global Health: Integrating Human Rights and Common Goods" in November 2020.

In the News

Inaugural director and academic team appointed to new Institute for Ethics in AI, Oxford News, 11 September 2020