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Professor Terry Nardin is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Common Curriculum at Yale-NUS, and Professor in the NUS Department of Political Science, where he retains an appointment. Before moving to Singapore, he was University Distinguished Professor at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and Professor at the State University of New York in Buffalo. He has a BA in Philosophy from New York University and a PhD in Political Science from Northwestern University.
Professor Nardin has been a Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellow and a Visiting Canterbury Fellow at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, and has held visiting appointments in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and the Center for European Studies at Harvard.
His faculty leadership positions at NUS have included service as head of the Political Science Department, chair of the University Mid-Term Academic Review Committee for Humanities and Social Sciences, and member of the University Promotion and Tenure Committee, the Humanities and Social Sciences Research Benchmarking Consultative Committee, and the University Teaching Excellence Committee.
He has served on the editorial boards of many journals including International Studies Quarterly, European Journal of International Relations, Ethics and International Affairs, and American Political Science Review. His collaborative projects include research on comparative and international political thought supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts, Ethikon Institute, Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, Shibusawa Ei’iichi Memorial Foundation, and Humanities and Social Sciences Research Foundation of Canada.
Professor Nardin specialises in political theory and international relations, with emphases in international political theory, the history of political thought, and contemporary political philosophy. His current research is focused on political realism, republicanism, Kant’s philosophy of law and politics, and the philosophy of Michael Oakeshott.
He is the author of Law, Morality, and the Relations of States (1983) and The Philosophy of Michael Oakeshott (2001), as well as editor or co-editor of Traditions of International Ethics (1992), The Ethics of War and Peace (1996), International Relations in Political Thought (2002), Humanitarian Intervention (2006), Michael Oakeshott’s Cold War Liberalism (2015), Rationality in Politics and Its Limits (2015), and other works. His most recent articles have appeared in European Journal of International Law, Ethics & International Affairs, Review of International Studies, Critical Review of International Social & Political Philosophy, Global Discourse, and History of European Ideas.
Philosophy and Political Thought
Contemporary Political Theory
International Political Theory