Ruth Abbey Appointed Interim Director of the Kroc Institute

Author: Joan Fallon

Ruth Abbey, professor of political science at Notre Dame, has been appointed Interim Director of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

“Ruth Abbey is an accomplished administrator and an esteemed political philosopher whose scholarship engages issues central to human rights, conceptions of justice, and 21st century democratic theory. Her developing research interest in animal ethics also connects her to concerns with the environment,” said Scott Appleby, outgoing director of the Kroc Institute.

“She has written on feminist liberalism, cyber-democracy, and the public philosophy of the Catholic philosopher Charles Taylor, among other topics."

Abbey is the author of numerous articles and three books: Nietzsche's Middle PeriodPhilosophy Now: Charles Taylor; and The Return of Feminist Liberalism. She also is the editor of Contemporary Philosophy in Focus: Charles Taylor; and Feminist Interpretations of Rawls.

Contact: Ruth Abbey, rabbey1@nd.edu