He studied philosophy, political science, history and public international law at the Universität Tübingen, FU Berlin, Washington University in St. Louis, Yale Law School and the University of Oxford. He was Fellow at the Ethics Centre of the Harvard University (2000-2001), Feodor-Lynen Research Fellow at the Columbia University in NYC (2001-02), Visiting Professor at the Department of Philosophy, Fudan University, Shanghai, China 2018, CAPES Visiting Professor at the Law School of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2020, Visiting Professor at the Department of Philosophy, University of Mannheim, 2022, and since 2021 he has been “Affiliated Professor” of the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies (Italian: SSSA, Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento Sant'Anna).
His fields of work include philosophy, ethics, political, legal and social philosophy. His research focuses on justice in space and time. Ongoing research projects on intergenerational justice, the ethics of climate change and historical justice. As one of the first philosophers, he was a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for the 5th Assessment Report. Meyer was also a member of the ERC-2021-Consolidator Grant Evaluation - SH5 - Cultures and Cultural Production panel.
Lukas Meyer is the spokesperson (head of the project) of the interdisciplinary FWF Doctoral Programme Climate Change - Uncertainties, Thresholds and Coping Strategies, that was authorized in 2013. In 2017 the Doctoral Programme was extended for another four years. For that, please notice https://scilog.fwf.ac.at/en/videos/climate-change-consequences. His book publications include Rectifying Historical Injustice, co-edited, Routledge 2022; Climate Change and Historical Emissions, co-edited, Cambridge UP 2017; Intergenerational Justice, co-edited Oxford UP, 2012; Legitimacy, Justice and Public International Law, edited, Cambridge UP, 2009; Historische Gerechtigkeit [Historical Justice], de Gruyter 2005. Meyer is a founding editor of the journal Moral Philosophy and Politics (de Gruyter). Texts by Lukas Meyer have been published in French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese and Hungarian translation.
Since May 2019 Lukas Meyer is one of the spokespersons of the Field of Excellence Climate Change Graz. For that, please notice https://climate-change.uni-graz.at/en/
From March 2009 until October 2013 and from November 2017 until October 2019 Lukas Meyer chaired as Head of the Department of Philosophy, from October 2011 until September 2013 as Deputy Dean (or Dean of Research) of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.
From October 2013 to September 2017, Meyer was Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Graz and Deputy Head of the Institute for Philosophy. From 2021-23 Meyer served again as Deputy Head of the Institute.
Meyer is currently President of the Austrian Club of Friends of Alexander von Humboldt foundation.
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