Neera K. Badhwar is professor of philosophy at the University of Oklahoma. Badhwar is currently at work on a book for Oxford University Press on virtue and happiness, with the working title, Happiness as the Highest Good (abstract). Since human evil is a major threat to happiness, Badhwar is also interested in the question of how to avoid evil and how to respond to it. Other research interests include International Ethics and the role of markets in promoting civic friendship and civility. Badhwar has published widely in academic journals including The Journal of Philosophy, Ethics, and Social Philosophy and Policy. She is co-author (with Roderick Long) of the forthcoming Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy entry on Ayn Rand.