Third Annual Jonathan Trejo-Mathys Essay Prize awarded to James Draper (Reading)


The Global Justice Network is very pleased to announce the winner of the third annual Jonathan Trejo-Mathys Essay Prize, awarded to recognize a stellar contribution to the political theory and philosophy of global justice, which was one of Jonathan Trejo-Mathys’ areas of scholarship. The prize is sponsored by the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy at Boston College.

This year’s prize goes to James Draper, Leverhulme Doctoral Scholar in Climate Justice at the Department of Politics, University of Reading, for his essay “Responsibility and Climate-induced Displacement.” The committee believes that the essay makes an important contribution to the scholarship in political theory, philosophy, and environmental studies through its discussion of the scope for an obligation to provide asylum as a form of compensation to climate migrants.

The prize-winning essay will be published in a forthcoming issue of Global Justice: Theory, Practice, Rhetoric. Mr. Draper will also receive $1000.00 and be invited to present his paper at Boston College.