Topics in Global Justice: Agency, Power, Policy

May 26, 2016 - May 27, 2016
Centre for the Study of Global Ethics , University of Birmingham

ERI Building
Edgbaston B15 2TT
United Kingdom

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Scott Wisor
University of Birmingham

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Registration is now open for the University of Birmingham’s Centre for the Study of Global Ethics second annual conference Topics in Global Justice, ‘Agency, Power, and Policy. Click here to register: .  Further updates on the program will be available here: .

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Topics in Global Justice:  Agency, Power, Policy

May 26

900-1000         Serena Parekh (Northeastern)-Taking Seriously the Agency of Refugees

1015-1145       Grad Panel 1:

Jorge Fabra Zamora (McMaster)- Making Justice Real: The Challenges of Global Law;

Blair Peruniak (Oxford)-Displacement, Responsibility, and Massively Shared Agency; 

Andrew Molas (York)- Defending the CRPD: Dignity, Flourishing, and the Universal Right to Mental Health

1145-100         Lunch

100-215           Invited Keynote: Clare Chambers (Cambridge)—Regulating Religious Marriage

215-315           Jennifer Morton (City College of NY)- Can Education Undermine Representation?

330-430           Alison Jaggar (Colorado/Birmingham) and Corwin Aragon (Concordia) - Agency, Complicity, and Global Ethics: Social Power and the Responsibility to Remedy Structural Injustice

445-615           Public Lecture: Carl Hart (Columbia) How Pot (and other recreational drugs) Can Cure Racism

May 27

900-1000         Invited Keynote: Serene Khader (Brooklyn College)- Do Muslim Women Really Need Freedom?

1030-1200       Grad Panel 2: 

Stephanie Sheintul (Wisconsin)- Moral Status and Paternalism;

Ji Young Lee (Bristol) A Millian Perspective on Paternalism;

Nicolas Brando (KU Leuven) Cultivating the Potential Self: Children and Agency in the Contractarian and Capability Theory

1200-100         Lunch

100-215           Invited Keynote: Kimberley Brownlee (Warwick)—Global Issues of Sociability

215-315           Steve Weimer (Arkansas State)- Adaptive Preferences and Respect for Agency

330-430           Heather Widdows (Birmingham)-The Demands of Beauty: Choice, Coercion, and Exploitation

Transportation and Accommodation:

The University of Birmingham is easily accessible by train, with the University stop on campus, about a 5 minute walk from the conference venue.  Further details on getting to and from campus are available here:

Accommodation on the University of Birmingham campus is available through Venue Birmingham (  Further accommodation nearby in the city of Birmingham is available here: (


Arrangements are still being made with regards to accessibility of the conference.  We aim to make the conference as accessible as possible and are working with the University to ensure an inclusive conference.  Further information will be forthcoming shortly.


 The conference is made possible by funding from the Society for Applied Philosophy, the MIND Association, and the University of Birmingham.

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