Hansong Li is a political scientist in the Department of Government at Harvard University. At the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES), he has coordinated the Dissertation Workshop series and advised undergraduate students on the Secondary Field in European History, Politics, and Societies (EHPS).
His research covers political thought, legal theories, and economic ideas in international relations and global exchanges. In the past, he has published articles on the idea of time, space of the sea, reimagination of Carthage, theories of economic development, and the concept of the Indo-Pacific in intellectual histories of Europe. For his current book manuscript, Li compares discourses on common justice in the classical languages of Greco-Roman worlds to the literatures of ancient South and East Asia.
Li received a B.A. in history, fundamentals: issues and texts, and classics from the University of Chicago, and an M.Phil. in political thought and tntellectual history from Christ’s College, University of Cambridge. He is an affiliated research fellow at the East China Normal University's Centre for Global Intellectual History.
The distribution of healthcare resources across local and global communities has triggered alarms throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Injustice and inefficiency in the transfer of lifesaving medical supplies are magnified by the urgency of the public health crisis, ramified through pre-existing socioeconomic tensions, and further aggravated by frictions that plague international cooperation and global governance.