UMass Boston

Nir Eisikovits

Wheatley Hall Floor 05

Areas of Expertise

Transitional Justice and Post War Reconstruction, Ethics of War, Ethics of Technology



Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Nir Eisikovits is a professor of philosophy and founding director of the Applied Ethics Center. Before coming to UMass Boston he taught legal and political philosophy at Suffolk University, where he co-founded and directed the Graduate Program in Ethics and Public Policy. Professor Eisikovits's research focuses on the ethics of war and the ethics of technology. He is author of A Theory of Truces (Palgrave MacMillan), Sympathizing with the Enemy: Reconciliation, Transitional Justice, Negotiation (Brill), the forthcoming Glory Humiliation and the Drive to War (Cambridge) and co-editor of Theorizing Transitional Justice (Routledge). He is also guest editor for a recent issue of Theoria on The Idea of Peace in the Age of Asymmetrical Warfare and a forthcoming issue of Moral Philosophy and Politics on The Future of Work, Play, and Education in the Metaverse. Eisikovits has written numerous articles on political reconciliation, transitional justice, the role of forgiveness in politics, truth commissions, the ethics of war, and the ethics of artificial intelligene. Eisikovits earned his PhD from Boston University in 2005. In addition to his scholarly work, he has advised several NGOs focused on conflict resolution, and comments frequently on the ethics of technology and the culture of war for newspapers and magazines. His essays have appeared in the Boston Globe, the Christian Science Monitor, the Miami Herald, the National Interest, the Forward, CognoscentiSlate and the Conversation among others.