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Johannes Himmelreich

Assistant Professor, Department of Public Administration and International Affairs, Syracuse University

Johannes Himmelreich is an Assistant Professor in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. His work is on applied ethics, political philosophy, and public policy with a research concentration on the ethics of autonomous systems. He published papers on “Responsibility for Killer Robots,” the trolley problem and the ethics of self-driving cars, as well as on embodiment in virtual reality. Beyond this interest in ethics and technology, Johannes has also published on the commodification of asylum-provision services as well as on the foundations and nature of moral responsibility and blame. He holds a PhD in Philosophy from the London School of Economics (LSE) and, prior to joining Syracuse, was a postdoctoral fellow at Humboldt University in Berlin and at Stanford's McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society where he spent part of his time at Apple University.