Dr Seth Lazar has been awarded a Panel Commendation for Early Career Research by the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.
The Academy honours Australians in the early part of their career who have achieved excellence in scholarship in one or more fields of the social sciences. From a shortlist of four outstanding early career researchers selected by each Panel of the Academy, one exceptional researcher is selected to be the recipient of the Paul Bourke Award for Early Career Research. Panel Commendations for Early Career Research are presented to the remaining shortlisted Panel nominees.
Dr Seth Lazar works across a wide range of topics in political philosophy, applied ethics, and normative ethics. He has written on corrective justice, the nature of rights, associative duties, the ethics of war and self-defence, the ethics of risk, and moral decision-making under uncertainty. Most of his work has been on the ethics of war, self-defence, and risk, but he has also written on corrective justice, the nature of rights, and associative duties. He has published papers in the very most distinguished journals in the field including for example Ethics (2009, 2015, forthcoming), and Philosophy & Public Affairs (2010, 2012). He has produced one authored book, three edited volumes, fifteen papers in refereed journals and ten book chapters in the last eight years. In 2015, Seth received the Frank Chapman Sharp Prize by the American Philosophical Association. Dr Lazar received his D Phil from Oxford in 2009.