Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science
Lea is Professor in Political Theory at the London School of Economics and Adjunct Associate Professor in Philosophy at the Australian National University. Her research centres on issues of global justice, normative political theory as well as the philosophy of the Enlightenment. She is the author of "The Meaning of Partisanship" (2016) and "Global Justice and Avant-Garde Political Agency" (2011). Her latest book "Free", a philosophical memoir about growing up in communist Albania and the transition to liberalism, will be published in October 2021. More recently, she has been working on a new project "What is political progress?" funded through a Philip Leverhulme Prize.
At THE NEW INSTITUTE Lea was involved in the program The Future of Democracy.
PAPER EDITIONOn Hope
Hope is a promise, a contradiction, a quiet revolution.
Ece Temelkuran | Markus Gabriel | Lea Ypi | Jonathan White | Georg Diez | The Future of Democracy | The Human Condition in the 21st Century | Paper Edition vol.2 | Art |
interviewHope and Agency
Lea Ypi is a political philosopher whose research centres on issues of global justice, normative political theory...
specialThe German Election Special
Germany has voted. Yet fundamental questions remain open.
Philip Manow | Jan-Werner Müller | Jonathan White | Lea Ypi | Christoph Möllers | The Future of Democracy |
interviewFreedom and Betrayal
Lea Ypi has an academic mind and an activist heart. She aims for an “activist political theory”, as she states in her book on global justice.