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Debra Satz

Director of the Center for Ethics in Society (On leave 2014-2015)

Debra Satz, a philosophy professor, is the Senior Associate Dean for the Humanities and Arts and the Marta Sutton Weeks Professor at the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society. Her research focuses on the ethical limits of markets, the place of equality in a just society, theories of rational choice, democratic theory, feminist philosophy, ethics and education, and issues of international justice. Satz also co-founded the Hope House Scholars Program, which pairs volunteer faculty with undergraduates to teach liberal arts courses to residents of a drug and alcohol treatment facility for women. In 2004, Satz received the Walter J. Gores Award, Stanford’s highest teaching honor. Satz has written and edited three books as well as dozens of articles, essays, and book reviews.