Tadhg Ó Laoghaire

Tadhg Ó Laoghaire


At the intersection of ethics, political philosophy, and international relations, my research will seek to identify the ways in which pursuing global distributive justice through the multilateral trading system ought to be limited and conditioned by the need for structural legitimacy. This will lead me into areas such as how representation should be conceived of in the sphere of international governance, what constitutes coercive action in the context of trade negotiations, and how the WTO could be restructured to better reflect its stated aims.

I am grateful to the IDEA Centre for awarding me a studentship for my PhD.

Research Interests:

International Trade
Distributive Justice
Political Philosophy
Moral Responsibility


PhD University of Leeds, stared in October
MPhil (cum laude) Philosophy, Politics and
Economics, Leiden University, 2016
BA (1.1) Philosophy, University College
Cork, 2014
Undergraduate Award Winner, Philosophy and
Theological Studies, 2014

Elizabeth Ellis, Carl Fox, Rob Lawlor

External Presentations:

“Imperialism, Cosmopolitanism and the
Search for Convergence” International PPE Conference, Convergence in a Complex
World. Zeppelin University, Germany, 21 November, 2015.

“International Trade in a World of Economic Democracies” at Leiden University, at the conference Rethinking Economic Democracy, May 2017:

“Global Poverty and Just Cause for War” at University for the Third Age, Leeds, October 2017:

“Domination, Sufficiency, and a Political Approach to Trade Justice” at the University of Tennessee, at the Conference Justice Across Borders March 2018