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Talia Shoval

Talia Shoval
Name
Talia Shoval
Title
Organisation
Politics and International Relations School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
Address
Edinburgh UK
Telephone
E-Mail
Research Interests
Just war theory, Environmental ethics, Justice and non-human animals, Non-anthropocentrism, Ecofeminism, Political Ecology, Political Theory, Moral philosophy, Applied ethics
URL
http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/gradschool/community_and_representation/research_student_profiles/politics_and_ir/talia_shoval

PhD Title

Environmental Ethics in Just War Theory

PhD Title

'The Nature of War: Incorporating Environmental Ethics in the Ethics of War'

Research

I am a PhD candidate in Politics (Political Theory) at the University of Edinburgh. My research project focuses on the interplay between environmental ethics and the ethics of war. I am interested in exploring the ethical relations between humans beings and the non-human environment in the context of war and armed conflict. More specifically, my project explores the implications of incorporating environmental ethics in the Just War framework. I aim to reassess Just War Theory by using radical, non-anthropocentric perspectives in environmental ethics. 

Supervisors

Dr Elizabeth Cripps

Dr Mathias Thaler

Memberships

Political Theory Research Group, University of Edinburgh

Graduate Fellow of CRITIQUE  - Centre for Ethics and Critical Thought

Education

  • 2019-present  - PhD, Politics (Political Theory), University of Edinburgh.
  • 2016-2018 - M.A., Political Science (Political Theory and International Relations ) (Summa Cum Laude), Tel-Aviv University.
  • 2013 - Exchange Programme, Globalization and Sustainable Development, Venice International University.
  • 2011-2014 - B.A.,  Political Science and Media Studies (Magna Cum Laude), Tel-Aviv University.

Awards and Scholarships

  • 2020 - Alice Brown PhD Scholarship (2020-2024)
  • 2018 - Excellence scholarship  (M.A. Political Science), Tel-Aviv University.
  • 2016-2018 - M.A. Full Tuition Scholarship (M.A. Political Science), Tel-Aviv University.
  • 2012 - Dean's list (B.A. Political Science & Media Studies), Tel-Aviv University. 

Conference Presentations and Invited Talks

  • 2020 - 'In Defence of Nature: Environmental Just Causes for the Use of Force', Political Theory Research Group, University of Edinburgh  (Online). 
  • 2020 - Discussant in the joint Royal Society of Edinburgh/Royal Institute of Philosophy annual lecture by Professor Dale Jamieson on 'the Misunderstood Risks of Climate Change' (Online).
  • 2020  - 'The Nature of War: Incorporating Environmental Ethics in the Ethics of War', Mancept Workshop on Just War in an Unjust World (Online).
  • 2020 - 'Moral Naturalism, Environmental Ethics and Just War: Should Natural Facts Inform out Ethical Relations with the Non-Human World in the Context of War?', European Consortium for Political Research, Summer School on Political Epistemology (Online).
  • 2019 - 'Environmental Ethics in Just War Theory', International Association of Military Ethics in Europe Conference, Vienna. 

Teaching and Work Experience

  • 2020-Present - Tutor, 'Political Thinkers' (Dr Elizabeth Cripps & Dr Mihaela Mihai).
  • 2020 - Tutor, 'Introduction to Politics and International Relations' (Dr Stephen Hill, Dr Marc Geddes), University of Edinburgh (Online)
  • 2020-present - Senior Editor of Strife , King's College London.
  • 2018-2019 - Teaching Assistant, 'Dilemmas in Modern Warefare' (Professor Tamar Meisels), Tel-Aviv University.
  • 2018-2019 - Lecturer, 'Introduction to Political Theory',  Unit for Science Oriented Youth, Tel-Aviv University.
  • 2018-2019 -  Research Assistant for Dr Julie Cooper in a project on Jewish Political Thought, Tel-Aviv Univerisity.
  • 2018-2019 - Professional Supervisor,  Unit for Science Oriented Youth, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv University.
  • 2017-2019 - Member of Editorial Board, 'The Public Sphere Journal', The School of Political Science, Government and International Relations, Tel-Aviv University.
  • 2017-2019 - Tutor, 'Contemporary Political Thought' (Professor Tamar Meisels, Dr Golan Lahat), Tel-Aviv University.
  • 2016-2019 - Tutor, 'The Israeli Political Regime' (Professor Amal Jamal, Dr Yael Shomer), Tel-Aviv University.
  • 2016-2017 - Tutor, 'Introduction to International Relations' (Dr Uriel Abulof), Tel-Aviv University.