Annual Jonathan Trejo-Mathys Essay Prize awarded to Patrick Taylor Smith (Twente)


The Global Justice Network is very pleased to announce the winner of the fourth 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 Patrick Taylor Smith, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Twente, Netherlands, for his essay “Who may geoengineer: global domination, revolution, and solar radiation management.” 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 potential deployment of geoengineering responses to climate change by vulnerable, low-emitting nations.

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