The Bahá’í Chair welcomes Dr. Shahrzad Sabet as a assistant research professor. Dr. Sabet is a specialist in international political economy with training and research interests spanning political science, economics, political philosophy, and psychology.
Her recent doctoral research employs the tools of both economics and psychology to understand how people think about and respond to economic globalization. Specifically, this work investigates how non-material factors such as values, identity, and symbolic attitudes (e.g., nationalism, prejudice) interact with rational, economic considerations to shape public opinion and behavior. Dr. Sabet’s current writing and research interests focus on the challenges posed by globalization to notions of identity, responsibility, justice, and governance. Current projects explore the tension between particular attachments and universal commitments in an interconnected context, and the ethical implications of economic interdependence for individual responsibility and institutional governance.