Jonathan Parry Awarded the APA’s 2017 Frank Chapman Sharp Prize

The American Philosophical Association is pleased to announce that Jonathan Parry (University of Birmingham) has been awarded the 2017 Frank Chapman Sharp Memorial Prize for his paper, “Consent and the Justification of Defending Others.”

The selection committee has also awarded honorable mention to Massimo Renzo (King’s College London) for his paper, “Duties of Citizenship and Just War.”

The Frank Chapman Sharp Memorial Prize, in the amount of $1,500, is awarded biennially to the best unpublished essay or monograph on the philosophy of war and peace. This prize honors Frank Chapman Sharp, who was president of the Western Division of the APA in 1907–1908.

Parry is a Birmingham Fellow in Global Ethics, specializing in moral and political philosophy. He is also the director of the Centre for the Study of Global Ethics. Parry joined the University of Birmingham in October 2015, following a post-doctoral fellowship at Stockholm University. He completed his doctoral studies at the University of Sheffield, during which he was also a visiting student at Rutgers University.

Renzo joined the Dickson Poon School of Law at King’s College London in July 2015 as a reader in politics, philosophy, and law. Previously, he was an associate professor of philosophy at the University of Warwick and, before that, a lecturer at the York Law School. He has held visiting appointments at the Australian National University, the Universities of Virginia and Arizona, the Centre for Ethics and Public Affairs at the Murphy Institute (Tulane University) and Osgoode Hall’s Nathanson Centre for Transnational Human Rights, Crime & Security. He is an affiliated researcher at the Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War & Peace and the honorary secretary of the Society for Applied Philosophy. He is also one of the editors of the journal Criminal Law and Philosophy.

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