• Senior Fellow, College Of Law, University of Utah



Deen K. Chatterjee is Senior Advisor and Professorial Fellow in the S.J.Quinney College of Law and a Global Ethics Fellow at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in New York City. Earlier he was a member of the philosophy faculty at the University of Utah. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Washington. His areas of specialization are justice and global initiative, ethics of war and peace, and philosophy of religion and culture.

Professor Chatterjee has held visiting faculty appointments at the University of Washington, The New School University, and the University of Pittsburgh's Institute for Shipboard Education, where he sailed around the world for a semester on the Institute's "floating campus." He has also been a Faculty Fellow at the University of Utah and Eccles Faculty Fellow at the Tanner Humanities Center, a Visiting Faculty Fellow at the University of Colorado at Boulder and at the University of Oregon, an NEH Fellow at the Summer Institute of The United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard on a David P. Gardner Faculty Fellowship.

Professor Chatterjee has been twice awarded the Thomas D. Dee II Endowment Grant for Teaching Enhancement at the University of Utah, most recently in 2006-07. In addition, he is a recipient of the ASUU Student Choice Teaching Award in 2010-2011 and, also in the same year, the Annual Faculty Award from the Center for Disability Services in recognition of his support of students with disabilities on campus. In 2000, he was awarded the Barbara and Norman Tanner Faculty Mentor Grant for the Prevention of Violence.

Professor Chatterjee is the Faculty Advisor of SHIFT (Secular Humanism, Inquiry and Freethought)--a campus student organization. Earlier, he was the Faculty Advisor of the campus chapters of Freethought Society and Amnesty International.

In the Media

  • College of Law to Co-Sponsor February 19-20 Tanner Human Rights Conference. 02/19/2014.
  • Chatterjee to Present on Peace, Dangerous Technologies at Copenhagen Conference. 01/01/2013.
  • 2L Hansen Chosen as a Finalist in Carnegie Council Essay Contest. 01/01/2013.
  • Chatterjee's New Book on Ethics of Preventive War Attracts International Attention. 01/01/2013.
  • Fairness and Political Equality: India and the U.S. 01/01/2012.