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Joy Gordon is Professor of Philosophy at Fairfield University. She is currently a Senior Fellow at the Global Justice Program, in the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University. She has a Ph.D. in philosophy from Yale University, and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law.

She teaches courses in political philosophy, human rights, philosophy of law, international law, and ethics of war and peace.

She is a member of the bar of the State of Connecticut, Commonwealth of Masschusetts, Federal District Court for the districts of Connecticut and Massachusetts, and First Circuit Court of Appeals.

She has testified before the House Committee on Government Reform and the House Committee on Energy and Commerce regarding the Oil-for-Food Program.

Gordon has published articles in The Nation, Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s magazine, USA Today, Global Governance, Yale Journal of Development and Human Rights Law, Ethics and International Affairs, Arab Studies Quarterly, Middle East Report, and