It’s a great pleasure to welcome Professor Japa Pallikkathayil  as a Contributor on Ethics Etc. Japa is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at New York University . Her research focuses on the relationship between moral and political philosophy, and her recent work develops an account of the moral norms governing the use of coercion in interpersonal interactions, and explores the implications of that account for justifying the state’s use of coercion. Japa also has interests in Kant’s political philosophy, the ethics of information, and bioethics, and she has a forthcoming paper in Ethics. Welcome aboard, Japa!