Talia Shoval

Thesis title: The Nature of War: Incorporating Environmental Ethics in the Ethics of War


PhD Candidate in Politics (Political Theory) at The University of Edinburgh.



  • 2019-present  - PhD, Political Theory, University of Edinburgh.
  • 2016-2018 - M.A., Political Science (Summa Cum Laude), Tel-Aviv University.
  • 2013 - Exchange Programme, Globalization and Sustainable Development, Venice International University.
  • 2011-2014 - B.A.,  Political Science and Communication (Magna Cum Laude), Tel-Aviv University.

Research summary

Just war theory | Environmental ethics | Justice and non-human animals | Moral philosophy | Political theory | Political philosophy | Non-anthropocentrism | Applied ethics

Current research interests

My PhD project focuses on the interplay between environmental ethics and the ethics of war. I am interested in exploring the ethical relations between humans beings and the non-human environment in the context of war and armed conflict. More specifically, my project explores the implications of incorporating environmental ethics in the Just War framework. I aim to reassess Just War Theory in light of radical, non-anthropocentric theories of environmental ethics.