William Felice, Ph.D.

William F. Felice is Professor of Political Science at Eckerd College. Dr. Felice was named the 2006 Florida Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. In addition, Felice has received the Grover Wren Award for Leadership and Service to General Education (2017), the Eckerd College’s Lloyd W. Chapin Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Art (2011), the John M. Bevan Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award (2005), and he has been recognized by the students as Professor of the Year (2003) and by the faculty as the Robert A. Staub Distinguished Teacher of the Year (1999).

Felice is the author of The Ethics of Interdependence: Global Human Rights and Duties (2016), The Global New Deal: Economic and Social Human Rights in World Politics (Second Edition -2010), How Do I Save My Honor: War, Moral Integrity and Principled Resignation (2009), Taking Suffering Seriously: The Importance of Collective Human Rights (1996), and numerous articles on the theory and practice of human rights. He has published articles in the Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Ethics and International Affairs, Human Rights Quarterly, International Affairs, Social Justice, and other journals.

Felice received his Ph.D. from the Department of Politics at New York University. He has served as a trustee on the board of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Relations. He was also the past president of the International Ethics Section of the International Studies Association.

Professor Spotlight Article

by Rachel Clevenger

Recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as 2006 Florida Professor of the Year, Professor of Political Science Dr. William Felice teaches courses in international organization, human rights, political economy, and international law at Eckerd College. Having served as a United Nations representative for human rights, Felice is focused on human rights within global society, issues he tackles in several books, including his most recent, a project which explores four case studies where he believes a “human-rights threshold” has been crossed: The Ethics of Interdependence: Global Human Rights and Duties.

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