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Omar Dahbour
Campus Affiliation: Hunter College
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. (Philosophy) City University of New York; Ph.D. (History) University of Chicago

Research Interests

  • The Theory of Political Sovereignty
  • Nationalism and its Alternatives (patriotism, internationalism, cosmopolitanism)
  • The Ethics of Political Violence (war, revolution, terrorism)
  • Critical Theory and its History (Hegel, Marx, Luk√°cs, Marcuse, Habermas)

Courses Recently Taught

  • Political Sovereignty (Fall 2009)
  • Hegel (Fall 2007)
  • Social and Political Philosophy (Core) (Spring 2007, 2006)

Representative Publications

"Hegemony and Rights: On the Liberal Justification for Empire," in Dawson/Schueller (eds.), Exceptional State: Contemporary U.S. Culture and the New Imperialism (Duke, 2007)

"Advocating Sovereignty in an Age of Globalization," Journal of Social Philosophy (2006)

"Three Models of Global Community," Journal of Ethics (2005)

"The Response to Terrorism: Moral Condemnation or Ethical Judgment?" Philosophical Forum (2005)

Illusion of the Peoples: A Critique of National Self-Determination (Rowman & Littlefield, 2003)