Peter Stone

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Ussher Assistant Professor of Political Science
Trinity College Dublin
Peter Stone received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Rochester in 2000. He taught Political Science at Stanford University and held a Faculty Fellowship at Tulane University’s Center for Ethics and Public Affairs before joining the Political Science Department at Trinity College Dublin in 2011. He works in contemporary political theory, with particular interest in theories of justice, democratic theory, rational choice theory, and the philosophy of social science. He is the author of The Luck of the Draw: The Role of Lotteries in Decision Making (Oxford University Press, 2011) and the editor of Lotteries in Public Life: A Reader (Imprint Academic, 2011). His interdisciplinary approach to the study of human affairs is reflected in his publication record, which includes articles in such leading journals as Comparative Education Review, the Journal of Political Philosophy, the Journal of Theoretical Politics, Political Theory, Rationality and Society, Social Science Information, Social Theory and Practice, Social Science Information, and Theory and Decision. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI) and on the Board of Directors of the Bertrand Russell Society (BRS). He is also co-convenor of the PSAI’s Political Theory Specialist Group and Vice President of the BRS.