Professor William Sweet is Jules Léger Research Chair in the Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor and Chair of Philosophy at StFX. He studied political philosophy, principally at l’Université d’Ottawa (Ph.D); political theory at the Université Paris 1-Sorbonne (D.E.A.); and epistemology of religion at the Centre Sèvres (Paris), l’Université Saint-Paul (D.Phil.), and the University of South Africa (D.Th.). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a Permanent Member of the Institut International de Philosophie, and a Fellow of both the Royal Historical Society and the Royal Asiatic Society. A Past President of the Canadian Philosophical Association and of the Canadian Theological Society, Dr. Sweet currently serves as a Vice President of the Council for Research in Values and Philosophy (Washington). He is the author and/or editor of some 30 books; has taught as a Visiting Professor at universities in Beijing, Lublin (Poland), Taipei, and India; and has lectured on six continents. Dr. Sweet’s current research interests include ethics in governance, human rights and freedom of conscience (including freedom of religion) in contemporary democracies, and health care policy and ethics. In addition to his academic work, Dr. Sweet also serves on local, regional, provincial, and national bodies reviewing health care policies and providing education.
Media Areas: Freedom of Conscience; Freedom of Religion; Ethics in Governance; Health Care Policy and Ethics; Human Rights