Mr Athol Williams
DPhil in Politics: Political Theory
I am exploring the grounds upon which we can assign responsibility to corporations to advance social justice, both in terms of remedying historical injustices and promoting future distributive justice. I defend against the numerous objections, particularly the shareholder primacy objection.
Prior to starting the DPhil, I completed the following degrees:
- MPhil in Politics: Political Theory, Oxford
- MSc in Political Theory, LSE
- MPA (Political Thought & Institutions), Harvard
- MSc in Finance, London Business School
- MBA, MIT Sloan School of Management
- BSc in Engineering, Wits
Teaching specialism, interests and experience
Political philosophy, moral philosophy, social justice, business ethics, responsibile business, responsible investing
Oxford University: Advanced Paper in Theories of Justice (2017)
Business - I have worked in business for over 15 years as either a strategy consultant (Bain & Company, Taurus Associates) or strategy executive (Old Mutual plc, Rio Tinto plc).
Academic - I have held the role of Adjunct Professor teaching strategy and finance on MBA programmes and Executive Education programmes