Deen K. Chatterjee is Senior Advisor and Professorial Fellow in the S.J.Quinney College of Law, a Global Ethics Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in New York City, and a Faculty Director and Mentor at the Oxford Human Rights Consortium. Earlier he was a member of the philosophy faculty at the University of Utah. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Washington. His areas of specialization are justice and global initiative, human security, ethics of war and peace, religion, and human rights.
He is the editor-in-chief of the two-volume Encyclopedia of Global Justice (2011) and the series editor of Studies in Global Justice. His publications include The Ethics of Preventive War (2013); Democracy in a Global World: Human Rights and Political Participation in the 21st Century (2007); Ethics of Assistance: Morality and the Distant Needy (2004); and with Don E. Scheid, Ethics and Foreign Intervention (2003).
Professor Chatterjee has held visiting faculty appointments at the University of Washington, The New School University, and the University of Pittsburgh's Institute for Shipboard Education, where he sailed around the world for a semester on the Institute's "floating campus." He has also been a Faculty Fellow at the University of Utah and Eccles Faculty Fellow at the Tanner Humanities Center, a Visiting Faculty Fellow at the University of Colorado at Boulder and at the University of Oregon, an NEH Faculty Fellow at the Summer Institute of The United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University on a David P. Gardner Faculty Fellowship.
Professor Chatterjee has been twice awarded the Thomas D. Dee II Endowment Grant for Teaching Enhancement at the University of Utah, most recently in 2006-07. In addition, he is a recipient of the ASUU Student Choice Teaching Award in 2010-2011 and, also in the same year, the Annual Faculty Award from the Center for Disability Services in recognition of his support of students with disabilities on campus. In 2007, he was awarded the Pax Natura Peace Prize and in 2000, he was awarded the Barbara and Norman Tanner Faculty Mentor Grant for the Prevention of Violence.
Professor Chatterjee was the Faculty Advisor of SHIFT (Secular Humanism, Inquiry and Freethought)--a campus student organization. Earlier, he was the Faculty Advisor of the campus chapters of Freethought Society and Amnesty International.
Professor Chatterjee is on the Editorial Advisory Board of several leading journals, including Ethics & International Affairs, Journal of Social Philosophy, and Journal of Global Ethics. He has also been a member of the American Philosophical Association's Advisory Committee on Applied Ethics, a two-term member of the Association's Committee on International Cooperation, and a member of the Search Committee for the Association's executive director.