In preparation

Saghai, Yashar. "How do we get from now to then? On the merits and limits of pluralism in explanations and evidentiary support in future scenarios."

Saghai, Yashar. "Plausibility and implausibility in Shared Socio-Economic Pathway Scenarios and their implications for global food futures studies."

Van Dijk, Michiel, Tomas Morley, Marie-Luise Rau and Yashar Saghai. "A systematic review of global food security and nutrition model studies."

Hospes, Otto, Pema Doornenbal, Anouk De Vries and Yashar Saghai. "Global food system governance in food future studies."

Saghai, Y. “Ethics and governance of global food futures.”

Saghai, Yashar et al. “A Report on the Grappling with the Futures Symposium: Insights from Philosophy, History, and Science, Technology and Society.”

Saghai, Yashar. "Earnest, yet witty futurists and the long-term nuclear waste isolation problem: Political and social imagination in Peter Galison's and Robb Moss's Containment and the WIPP Project." 

Saghai, Yashar. “Philosophy of futures studies: State of the art and new directions.”

Published Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters

Saghai, Yashar, Michiel van Dijk, Tomas Morley and Marie-Luise Rau. 2018. “Questioning long-term global food futures studies: A systematic, empirical, and normative approach.” In Professionals in Food Chains: Ethics, Roles and Responsibilities, edited by Herwig Grimm and Svenja Springer. WagenignenAcademic Publishers, Wageningen, Netherlands.

Saghai, Yashar. 2018. "Theorizing justice in health research contexts." In Beyond Consent: Seeking Justice in Research, edited by J. Kahn, A. Mastroianni, and J. Sugarman. Second edition, pp. 187-207. Oxford University Press: New York, NY.


Lipton, Michael, and Yashar Saghai. 2017. "Farmland-access ethics, land reform, and food ethics." Global Food Security 12: 59-66.


Aloosh, Mehdi and Yashar Saghai. 2016. "Birth control policies in Iran: A public health and ethics perspective." Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 70: 529-533. doi:10.1136/jech-2015-205572.


Whicher, Danielle, Nancy Kass, Yashar Saghai, Ruth Faden, Sean Tunis, and Peter Pronovost. 2015. "The views of quality improvement professionals and comparative effectiveness researchers on ethics, IRBs, and oversight." Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics 10(2): 132-144. DOI:10.1177/1556264615571558.


Saghai, Yashar. 2014. "Radically questioning the principle of the least restrictive alternative: A reply to Nir Eyal." International Journal of Health Policy and Management 3(6): 349-350. Doi: 10.15171/ijhpm.2014.106.


Saghai, Yashar. 2013. "Salvaging the concept of nudge." Journal of Medical Ethics 39(8):  487-493. Doi:10.1136/medethics-2012-100727. Editor's pick; featured article; selected #1 among the most highly-cited papers that contributed to the Journal's latest Impact Factor of 1.764 (2015 Journal Citation Reports® Science Edition (Thomson Reuters, 2016).


Saghai, Yashar. 2013. "The concept of nudge and its moral significance: A reply to Ashcroft, Bovens, Dworkin, Welch, and Wertheimer." Journal of Medical Ethics 39(8): 499-501. Doi:10.1136/medethics-2012-101112.


Saghai, Yashar. 2013. "Nudging in interpersonal contexts, " American Journal of Bioethics 13(6): 33-34.


Powers, Madison, Ruth Faden, and Yashar Saghai. 2012. "Liberty, Mill, and the framework of public health ethics." Public Health Ethics 5 (1): 6-15. DOI:10.1093/phe/phs002.


Beauchamp, Tom, and Yashar Saghai. 2012. "The historical foundations of the research-practice distinction in bioethics." Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 33 (1): 45-56. DOI 10.1007/s11017-011-9207-8.


Saghai, Yashar. 2001. "Le principe de précaution: les enjeux d'une nouvelle norme de l'action." Idées 8:  21-40.


Saghai, Yashar. 1998. "La vérité comme dialogue et entente chez Gadamer." Idées 1: 7-25. Arabic translation by Mohammed Zine published in Kitâbât Mu'âsira 2000 (4): 75-81.


reports, working papers and white papers


Global Food Ethics Project (co-author). May 2015. 7 by 5 Agenda for Ethics and Global Food Security: 7 Projects to Make Progress on Ethics and Global Food Security in 5 Years. Project Report. Johns Hopkins University: Baltimore, MD. 


Saghai, Yashar. September 2014. "A philosophical toolbox for practical ethics." Non-peer reviewed paper prepared for the "Feeding the World, Ethically" Global Food Ethics project meeting (Ranco, Italy, October 6-9, 2014).


Cassman, Kenneth, and Yashar Saghai. September 2014. "Global food security and the ethics of ensuring adequate food production capacity." Peer-reviewed White Paper prepared for the "Feeding the World, Ethically" Global Food Ethics project meeting (Ranco, Italy, October 6-9, 2014). Abstract available here.


Lipton, Michael, and Yashar Saghai. September 2014. "Farmland-access ethics, land reform, and food ethics." Peer-reviewed White Paper prepared for the Global Food Ethics project's "Feeding the World, Ethically" meeting (Ranco, Italy, October 6-9, 2014).

O’Connor, Dan, and Yashar Saghai. “’What is an experimental treatment?’ History, Bioethics, and the Politics of Research.” Working Paper for the “Research and Treatment of Comparative Effectiveness, QI and IND Research” Project (Berman Institute of Bioethics, 2010-2012). Last updated March 2013.



Non-peer-reviewed articles, editorials, book reviews

Saghai, Yashar.  2013. "Health laws too tame." The Hoya, opinion (Engaging Bioethics series). January 18, 2013.


Saghai, Yashar. 2011. "Internalized public moral norms and shared sovereignty." Open-peer commentary on Jennifer Ruger's "Shared health governance."  American Journal of Bioethics 11(7): 49-51. DOI:10.1080/15265161.2011.572492.


Saghai, Yashar. 2008. "Cognitive disability and cognitive enhancement: A lecture by Professor Jeff McMahan." Ethics and Intellectual Disability, Newsletter of the Network on Ethics and Intellectual Disability 11 (2): 3-4.


Saghai, Yashar. 2003. "Rumeurs persanes." Autres Temps: Cahiers d'Ethique Sociale et Politique 79-80:119-122.


Saghai, Yashar. 2002. "L'amour et la mort." Idées 9: 5.


Saghai, Yashar. 2001. "Notice sur Introduction à Hans-Georg Gadamer par Jean Grondin et Poétique d'une anti-anthropologie: l'herméneutique de Gadamer par Pascal Michon." Esprit 27: 238-240.


Saghai, Yashar. 2001. "Notes bibliographiques sur Spinoza et les commentateurs juifs par Philippe Cassuto." Bulletin de Bibliographie Spinoziste 24: 42-44.


Saghai, Yashar. 2000. "De nos sensations à nos idées." Idées 7: 4-5.


Saghai, Yashar. 1999. "Spinoza, une philosophie sous influences?" Idées 4: 68-70.


Dumoulin, Isabelle, and Yashar Saghai. 1998. "L'éducation en question." Idées 2: 4-5.