I work primarily on philosophy of law, political philosophy, and normative ethics.  In legal philosophy, much of my focus has been on the nature and grounds of authority, and the character of responsible legal reasoning in non-ideal social conditions.  I also have active interests in international criminal law and normative issues in tort theory.  My work in political philosophy concerns human rights and distributive justice.  Roughly, I am interested in what a public international morality would have to look like to be practically informative and fair.  Not unrelated to these matters, my interest in normative ethics largely centers on contractualism and the ethics of risk.  In general, I am still just trying to figure out the difference between right and wrong (it is not my parents fault, I was raised well).