Patti Lenard

Associate Professor of Ethics in the Graduate school of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa

Patti Tamara Lenard is Associate Professor of Ethics in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa. She is the author of Trust, Democracy and Multicultural Challenges (Penn State, 2012). Her work has been published in a range of journals, including the American Political Science Review, Political Studies, Ethics and International Affairs, Review of Politics, and Ethics and Global Politics. She is presently running two large projects that focus on the experience of refugees in Canada, especially those who are ‘privately sponsored’. One of these projects focuses on the ways in which sponsors support the agency of the newcomers with whom they work, and the other focuses on the struggles that newcomers have in reuniting with their families, once they arrive in Ottawa. As part of this work, she runs a small organization called Rainbow Haven, which sponsors and settles LGBTQ refugees in Ottawa.


Phone: 613-562-5800(8995)


Her current research focuses on the moral questions raised by migration across borders in an era of terrorism, especially as it pertains to refugees and irregularly present migrants, trust and social cohesion, and democratic theory more generally.

  • Lenard, Patti TamaraFragile trust: Muslim communities in Canada and the R v. NS decisionLaw and Ethics of Human Rights, Volume10, Issue 2405-424 (2016)
  • Lenard, Patti TamaraDemocracies and the Power to RevokeEthics and International Affairs, Volume 30, Issue 173-91 (2016)
  • Lenard, Patti TamaraPatti Tamara Lenard RepliesEthics and International Affairs, Volume 30, Issue 2271-273 (2016)
  • Lenard, Patti TamaraResidence and the right to voteJournal of International Migration and Integration, Volume 16, Issue 1119-132(2015)
  • Lenard, Patti TamaraExit and the duty to admitEthics and Global Politics, Volume 8 (2015)
  • Lenard, Patti TamaraThe political philosophy of trust and distrust in liberal democracies and beyondThe Monist, Volume 98, Issue 4353-359 (2015)
  • Lenard, Patti TamaraThe ethics of deportation in liberal statesEuropean Journal of Political Theory, Volume 14, Issue 4464-480(2015)
  • Lenard, Patti TamaraThe 'rights' of temporary labour migrants in AsiaAsian Ethnicity, Volume 15, Issue 2157-173 (2014)
  • Bauder H, Lenard PT, Straehle CLessons from Canada and Germany: Immigration and Integration Experiences ComparedComparative Migration Studies, Volume 2, Issue 1201-207 (2014)
  • Lenard, Patti TamaraSpecial Relationships, motivation, and the pursuit of global egalitarianismThe Ethics Forum, Volume 8, Issue274-83 (2013)
  • Lenard, Patti TamaraCreating CosmopolitansCritical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, Volume 15, Issue 5613-630 (2012)
  • Lenard, Patti TamaraThe reports of multiculturalism's death are greatly exaggeratedPolitics, Volume 32, Issue 3186-196 (2012)
  • Lenard PT, Straehle CTemporary labour migration, global redistribution, and democratic justicePolitics, Philosophy and Economics, Volume 11206-230 (2012)
  • Lenard, Patti TamaraWhy Temporary Labour Migration is Not a Satisfactory Alternative to Permanent MigrationJournal of International Political Theory, Volume 8, Issue 1-2172-183 (2012)
  • Lenard, Patti TamaraDemocratic self-determination and non-citizen residentsComparative Sociology, Volume 11, Issue 5649-669 (2012)
  • Lenard PT, Moore MMRooted cosmopolitanism and making room for special dutiesThe Monist, Volume 94, Issue 4615-627 (October 2011)
  • Lenard, Patti TamaraMotivating Cosmopolitanism: A Skeptical ViewJournal of Moral Philosophy, Volume 7, Issue 3346-371 (2010)
  • Lenard, Patti TamaraCulture, Free Movement and Open BordersReview of Politics, Volume 72, Issue 4627-652 (2010)
  • Lenard PT, Straehle CTemporary labour migration, Exploitation, tool of development, or both?Policy and Society, Volume 29, Issue4283-294 (2010)
  • Lenard, Patti TamaraWhat is solidaristic about global security?Contemporary Political Theory, Volume 9, Issue 1100-110 (2010)
  • Lenard, Patti TamaraWhat can multicultural theory tell us about integrating Muslims in Europe?Political Studies Review, Volume 8, Issue 3308-321 (2010)
  • Lenard, Patti TamaraCosmopolitanism: Is there Room for Special ResponsibilitiesGlobal Justice: Theory, Practice, Rhetoric20-29(2010)
  • Lenard, Patti TamaraRebuilding trust in an era of widening inequalityJournal of Social Philosophy, Volume 41, Issue 173-91(2010)
  • Lenard, Patti TamaraAgency, Culture and EmpowermentContemporary Political Theory, Volume 8, Issue 4455-465 (2010)
  • Lenard, Patti TamaraWhat's Unique about Immigrant Protest?Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Volume 13, Issue 3315-332 (2009)
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