Michael Tiboris today joined The Chicago Council on Global Affairs as a Global Cities Fellow, the first to join the Council through a new partnership with the American Council on Learned Societies.
The American Council on Learned Societies offers recent doctoral graduates in the humanities the opportunity to gain career-building experience with nonprofit and government entities. Tiboris is one of 22 Public Fellows from ACLS who will take up two-year assignments at diverse organizations in those sectors.
“We are excited to welcome Michael Tiboris to The Chicago Council to help build on our global cities research,” said Ambassador Ivo H. Daalder, president of the Council. “Michael’s experience with some of the foremost issues facing urban leaders — from education to resource management — will add a specific hands-on policy dimension to our global cities work and help us expand into new areas of research on this emerging global issue.”
At The Chicago Council, Tiboris will join a team of experts researching global cities — building off of the Council’s recent hosting, along with the Financial Times, of the Chicago Forum on Global Cities — as well as its ongoing taskforce developing a global engagement strategy for the City of Chicago.
Tiboris’ most recent research concerned ethical issues regarding juvenile justice, educational inequality and water resource management. In 2013, the Spencer Foundation Initiative on Educational Policy and Practice supported his work to conduct original research and host events regarding the philosophical approach to educational policy.
Tiboris received his master’s and doctorate in philosophy at the University of California, San Diego, where he later held a post-doctoral appointment. Tiboris earned a bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
He was recently a fellow at the San Diego State University Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs, where he taught courses in ethics, political philosophy and environmental justice. His prior roles include serving as an assistant editor at The Philosopher’s Index and as a lecturer at both California State University at Long Beach and at the University of California, San Diego.