CFP: John Rawls: Past, Present, Future

Submission deadline: October 1, 2012

Conference date(s):
November 30, 2012

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Conference Venue:

Yale University
New Haven, United States

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November 24, 2012, will mark the tenth anniversary of John Rawls passing away. The Global Justice Program at Yale University will mark the occasion with a full-day meeting on November 30 to which friends, admirers and critics of Rawls are cordially invited. We chose this date because November 24 is too close to Thanksgiving.


We are unfortunately not able to fully cover costs but will make an effort for all those who register by November 1 to match student guests with local students and to get discounts at a local hotel for the other guests. We will provide food and good cheer and assemble an outstanding critical audience for six papers to be presented. Selected presenters will get priority placement with local students and, if resource-constrained, up to $400 in travel funds. In notifying winners in late October (see below), we ask them to tell us asap whether they will need support and, if so, how much.

Submission guidelines

Papers in all areas of Rawls scholarship are welcome. We will select the most interesting three papers authored by students or scholars below 28 as well as the three most interesting papers from students or scholars between 28 and 37.

Each selected presenter will have 25 minutes to introduce the paper and 35 minutes for discussion in which the over-37 crowd will get its chance. There will also be ample time for social engagement of various kinds.

To apply for a paper slot, please send your draft of no more than 5000 words to [email protected] on or before October 1. Please include an abstract plus a few keywords and expunge any self-identifying elements from your draft, then send it all to [email protected], with a cover letter stating your name, paper title, contact information and age. All submissions will be acknowledged, and the winners announced before November 1st, 2012.

If you are applying for a paper slot, please indicate in the subject line of your email RFY paper submission. For simple registration, please indicate in the subject line of your email RFY registration.

To guarantee that the reserved room will be appropriate for this event, we kindly ask all participants to register. Please, use [email protected] for all correspondence (inquiries, paper submissions, registration).

The organizing committee:

Daniele Botti, Rachel Payne, Daniel Putnam, Matthew Lindauer, Thomas Pogge

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