Valentin Beck is a lecturer at the Institute of Philosophy at the Freie Universität Berlin (2012-). He was previously a doctoral fellow at the Goethe University Frankfurt (2009-12) and the University of Bremen (2008-9) and a visiting scholar at the ANU in Canberra (2011). His research is in political and moral philosophy and economic ethics. In his monograph, Eine Theorie der globalen Verantwortung [A Theory of Global Responsibility; Suhrkamp 2016], he develops an approach to moral and political responsibilities of individuals and collectives in the global realm, especially as regards global poverty. More recently, he has written and published on issues in consumer ethics and the ethics of boycotting.
Zemian Zheng Associate professor of philosophy at the School of Philosophy at Wuhan University, received a Ph.D. in philosophy from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2011). Then he went to Freie Universität Berlin twice to conduct two independent postdoctoral research projects for two years at Dahlem Humanities Center and the Department of Philosophy. Thereafter he returned to work at Wuhan University.