Dan C. Shahar


Danny Shahar is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of New Orleans with a joint appointment as a researcher in the Urban Entrepreneurship and Policy Institute. Before arriving at UNO, Shahar was a Research Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before that, he completed his Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Arizona, where he was also a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy and a Fellow at the UA Center for the Philosophy of Freedom. Shahar’s research focuses on the implications of environmental challenges for liberal societies and their members. His papers have been published in journals such as Environmental Politics, Environmental Values, and Ethics, Policy & Environment as well as a variety of handbooks, textbooks, and anthologies. With David Schmidtz, he is co-editor of the latest edition of the popular textbook, Environmental Ethics: What Really Matters, What Really Works. Shahar teaches courses in ethics, political philosophy, and political economy. For Fall 2019, he is teaching a course on environmental justice in American cities, and in Spring 2020 he will teach UNO's introduction to ethics.