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Azizah al-Hibri is a professor emerita at the Law School of the University of Richmond, having served on the faculty from 1992 until her retirement in 2012. Her work has centered on developing an Islamic jurisprudence and body of Islamic law that are gender-equitable and promote human rights and democratic governance. Professor al-Hibri has authored numerous book chapters, essays, and law review articles on these subjects, and her work has appeared in the highly respected Journal of Law and Religion, Harvard International Review, and University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, among other venues. In 2011, Professor al-Hibri was appointed by President Obama to serve as a commissioner on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. She received the Virginia First Freedom Award from the Council for America's First Freedom in 2007, the Dr. Betty Shabazz Recognition Award from Women in Islam in 2006, and the University of Richmond's Distinguished Educator Award in 2004, and was named a Fulbright scholar in 2001. Professor al-Hibri is the founding editor of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, and founder and president of the organization KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights.

Akeel Bilgrami is the Sidney Morgenbesser Professor of philosophy and professor in the Committee of Global Thought at Columbia University. He is the author of Belief and Meaning (1992), Self-Knowledge and Resentment (2006), and Secularism, Identity, and Enchantment (2014). He is currently writing a book on agency, value, and practical reason, and their relation to politics.

Sue Donaldson is an independent researcher and author based in Kingston, Ontario. Her most recent book (with Will Kymlicka) is Zoopolis: A Political Theory of Animal Rights (2011). Forthcoming publications include “Animals and the Frontiers of Citizenship” (Oxford Journal of Legal Studies), “Unruly Beasts: Animal Citizens and the Threat of Tyranny” (Canadian Journal of Political Science), and “Stirring the Pot” (PhaenEx).

Adam Etinson was awarded a DPhil degree in Philosophy by Oxford University in the fall of 2011. His doctoral thesis analyzed and addressed concerns about the ethnocentricity of human rights. It was supervised by Professors Jeremy Waldron, John Tasioulas, and Roger Crisp. His work, which covers an array of topics in moral and political philosophy, has appeared in The Journal of Moral Philosophy, Utilitas, Human Rights Quarterly, and Res Publica.

Rainer Forst is a professor of political theory and philosophy at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. He is a co-director of the Research Cluster on the Formation of Normative Orders and of the Centre for Advanced Studies Justitia Amplificata. His major publications are Contexts of Justice (1994; English ed. 2002), Toleration in Conflict (2003; English ed. 2013), The Right to Justification (2007; English ed. 2012), and Justification and Critique (2011; English ed. 2013).

Carol Gilligan is the author of In a Different Voice (1982), The Birth of Pleasure (2002), and, most recently, Joining the Resistance (2011). She is a university professor of applied psychology and the humanities at New York University.

Virginia Held is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the City University of New York, Graduate School, and professor emerita at Hunter College. Her books include The Public Interest and Individual Interests (1970), Rights and Goods: Justifying Social Action (1984), Feminist Morality: Transforming Culture, Society, and Politics (1993), The Ethics of Care: Personal, Political, and Global (2006), and How Terrorism is Wrong: Morality and Political Violence (2008), as well as several edited collections. In 2001–2002, she was the president of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association. She has five grandchildren.

Joshua Keton received his BA in philosophy from Temple University. He is currently a doctoral student in philosophy at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and a teaching fellow at Brooklyn College. He has served as a reviewer for the Journal of Social Philosophy and assistant to the director of the Center for Global Ethics and Politics at the Ralph Bunche Institute. His current research focus is on the use of public reason to overcome under-determination of legal content by the linguistic components of legal materials and pronouncements and the implications of the same for theories of adjudication, constitutionalism, and judicial review.

Will Kymlicka holds the Canada Research Chair in political philosophy at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He is the author of seven books, including Multicultural Citizenship (1995), Multicultural Odysseys: Navigating the New International Politics of Diversity (2007), and most recently Zoopolis: A Political Theory of Animal Rights (2011, co-authored with Sue Donaldson).