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Dr Alexandre Lefebvre is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Government and International Relations and the Department of Philosophy. He received his PhD from the Humanities Center, Johns Hopkins University. Prior to joining the University of Sydney, he was lecturer in Philosophy at the University of New South Wales and a Postdoctoral Fellow at McGill University. He is Associate Editor of Contemporary Political Theory. His research interests are in modern political thought, French philosophy, jurisprudence and human rights. At present he is writing a book titled Human Rights and the Care of the Self. The aim of this project is to show that throughout the human rights tradition there exists a belief that human rights norms and practices can be used as a medium of personal transformation and self improvement. His other research interest is an ongoing engagement with the philosophy of Henri Bergson. His most recent work on this topic is a co-edited (with Nils F. Schott) critical edition of Vladimir Jankélévitch’s Henri Bergson, forthcoming with Duke University Press.