Johann Go

Mr Johann Go

Research topic:
Global justice; distributive justice; migration; global health
Degree course:

Research Themes:
Equality International ethics and global justice Refugees and migration Rights and justice Normative theory 

Academic Profile

I am an MPhil Student in Political Theory. My academic interests lie broadly in moral and political philosophy. My current interests are in the broad area of global justice, particularly normative questions related to global health and distributive justice. I am currently supervised by Professor Jonathan Wolff. 

Prior to joining the Department as an MPhil Student, I was Provost's Scholar in Philosophy (2018) and Academic Visitor in Political Theory (2019) at Worcester College, University of Oxford. I hold a Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy and Politics) and a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Public Health) from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

I am passionate about research and outreach, and have published several peer-reviewed academic journal articles on a number of topics, as well as several pieces about philosophy in the mainstream media. 


Rhodes Scholarship (2019) - University of Oxford

Provost's Scholarship (2018) - Worcester College, Oxford


Johann Go. (2020). "Two-Level Luck Egalitarianism: Reconciling Rights, Respect, and Responsibility," Journal of Value Inquiry. DOI:10.1007/s10790-020-09752-3

Johann Go. (2019). “Structure, Choice, and Responsibility.” Ethics and Behavior 30, no. 3 (pp. 230-246). DOI:10.1080/10508422.2019.1620610

Johann Go. (2018). “Should Gender Reassignment Surgery be Publicly Funded?” Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 15, no. 4 (pp. 527-534). DOI:10.1007/s11673-018-9881-6

Johann Go. (2018). “Mill and the Limits of Freedom of Expression: Truth, Lies, and Harm.” International Journal of Applied Philosophy 32, no. 1 (pp. 1-8). DOI:10.5840/ijap201871998

Conference Papers and Presentations

"Remedying Global Health Injustice." Invited Talk for Oxford Public Philosophy (May 2020)

"Health Equity Beyond Borders: Towards Global Health Justice." Warwick Graduate Conference in Political and Legal Theory, University of Warwick (February 2020)

"Should the state fund gender reassignment surgery?" Institute of Medical Ethics Annual Conference (Oxford, June 2018) 

"The politics and ethics of open borders." Invited Talk for Franks Society Graduate Conference, Worcester College, University of Oxford (May 2018)