at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale

Global Justice Program


ocaseyElizabeth O’Casey,Junior Global Justice Fellow

Elizabeth O’Casey is a Visiting Assistant in Research for Thomas Pogge at the MacMillan Center. She is a Michael Leifer Scholar in the Department of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and currently in the third year of her Ph.D. Her thesis promotes a theory of individual autonomy, universal basic needs and obligation within the realm of global justice. She earned her B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science at Trinity College Dublin and an M.S. with distinction in International Relations from the LSE.

Elizabeth taught the undergraduate course “Sovereignty, Rights and Justice” at the LSE, and helped edit Kimberly Hutching’s and Tuija Pulkkinen’s book Hegel’s Philosophy and Feminist Thought. She has also worked at the European Parliament, International Crisis Group and OpenDemocracy. Elizabeth has been a Council Member of the National Secular Society (UK) for the past three years, where she concentrates her work on issues relating to Human Rights, Freedom of Speech and the United Nations.