Dr. Michael Otsuka is currently a Professor of Philosophy at the London School of Economics. From September 2022 onwards, he will be a Professor in the Rutgers Philosophy Department and a member of the Center for Population–Level Bioethics (CPLB). He will also participate in CPLB activities remotely from London as a Visiting Professor in 2021-22.
Dr. Otsuka obtained a BA in Political Science from Yale and a B.Phil in Philosophy and D.Phil in Politics from Oxford, the latter under the supervision of G. A. Cohen. Prior to his LSE post, Dr. Otsuka taught in the Philosophy Departments at UCLA and University College London. He is the author of Libertarianism without Inequality (OUP 2003) and articles in moral and political philosophy in a wide range of journals including Philosophy & Public Affairs and Ethics, mainly on topics in normative ethics and distributive justice. In 2020, he delivered the Oxford Uehiro Lectures in Practical Ethics on How to Pool Risks across Generations: The Case for Collective Pensions, an expanded version of which will be published as a book by Oxford University Press.