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Fonna Forman


Fonna Forman is a professor of Political Science and Director of the Center on Global Justice at the University of California, San Diego.  A theorist of ethics and public culture, her work focuses on human rights at the urban scale, climate justice in cities, and equitable urban development in the global south.  She is best known for her revisionist research on modern political economy, resuscitating the ethical and public dimensions of classical thinkers like Adam Smith.  Forman serves as Vice-Chair of the University of California Climate Solutions Group, and on the Global Citizenship Commission, advising UN policy on human rights.