ST Lee Visiting Professorial Fellowship

Funded by a generous endowment by Dr ST Lee, of Singapore, this Fellowship is awarded to professorial (or equivalent) status, for the purpose of supporting research in London in any field relevant to the work of one or more of the School’s ten research institutes and the Human Rights Consortium. This fellowship scheme is by invitation only.

ST Lee Visiting Professorial Fellowship 2014–15

Philip Pettit

Philip Pettit is L.S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and Human Values at Princeton University, where he has taught political theory and philosophy since 2002,  and for a period that began in 2012-13 holds a joint position as Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy at the Australian National University, Canberra.

Born and raised in Ireland, he was a lecturer in University College, Dublin, a Research Fellow at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Bradford, before moving in 1983 to the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University; there he held a professorial position jointly in Social and Political Theory and Philosophy until 2002.

His recent co-authored books include The Economy of Esteem (OUP 2004), with Geoffrey Brennan; Mind, Morality and Explanation (OUP 2004), a selection of papers with Frank Jackson and Michael Smith; A Political Philosophy in Public Life: Civic Republicanism in Zapatero's Spain (PUP 2010), with Jose Marti; and Group Agency: The Possibility, Design and Status of Corporate Agents (OUP 2011), with Christian List. He gave the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at Berkeley in April 2015 under the title The Birth of Ethics, which he is currently preparing for publication as a book.

Dr Imre Demhardt

Dr Imre Demhardt, a geographer and historian with an expertise in the history of cartography, is based at the School for five months from February to July as the ST Lee Visiting Professorial Fellow. View / download events listing [PDF]

A German citizen and former lecturer at the University of Technology at Darmstadt, Dr Demhardt currently holds the Garrett Chair within the transatlantic history PhD program at the University of Texas at Arlington. While at the School he will conduct a series of free public lectures at the universities of Edinburgh, London and Oxford.

As a prominent figure in his field Dr Demhardt has helped coordinate cartographic conferences and exhibitions and has written a number of scholarly papers on post-Enlightenment exploration and cartography of Europe, Africa, and the Americas. In addition he has helped produce reports on a variety of international consultancy projects including on boundary issues, and tourism in South Africa and currently serves as co-editor of The History of Cartography Encyclopaedia, Vol. 5: Cartography in the Nineteenth Century. View / download events listing [PDF]

Past ST Lee fellows


Shakespeare Exhibition

The Metamorphosis exhibition at Senate House reveals the seven ages over which Shakespearean text and scholarship has undergone a process of evolution and change. Visit the Metamorphosis website.