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About Emanuela Ceva

Emanuela Ceva is Associate Professor of Political philosophy at the University of Pavia (Italy)

2-year Post-doc in Political Philosophy, University of Pavia

2-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Political Philosophy at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Pavia on themes of political corruption and whistleblowing.

The research fellowship is awarded within the framework of a research project financed by the European Commission DG Migration & Home Affairs entitled “A change of direction. Fostering whistleblowing in Europe in fight against corruption”. The specific focus of the research consists in a study of the moral wrongfulness of political corruption with an emphasis on issues of justice. The research fellow will contribute to the development of the conceptual framework concerning corruption and (in)justice. S/he will also contribute to the study of the normative implications of this conceptual framework for the development of anti-corruption policies, notably concerning the regulation of “whistleblowing”.

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CfP – 14th Pavia Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy

14th Pavia Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy

13th and 14th September 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

On the 13th and 14th of September 2016, the Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Pavia (Italy), under the joint patronage of the Italian Society for Political Philosophy and the Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy, will host the 14th edition of the Pavia Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy. The conference is held within the framework of the PhD Program in Philosophy FINO – North-west Italy Philosophy Consortium. This two-day conference is meant to offer graduate students an opportunity to present papers, get helpful feedback in a friendly atmosphere, and exchange ideas both with peers and with leading academics in the field of political philosophy. In addition to parallel sessions devoted to students’ presentations, there will also be two plenary sessions. Plenary speakers in past editions have been: Hillel Steiner, Anna Elisabetta Galeotti, Peter Jones, Gianfrancesco Zanetti, Jonathan Wolff, Michele Nicoletti, Philippe Van Parijs, Sebastiano Maffettone, Giovanni Giorgini, Andrew Williams, David Miller, Alessandro Ferrara, Valeria Ottonelli, Adam Swift, Gerald Gaus, Serena Olsaretti, Thomas M. Scanlon, Philip Pettit, Carla Bagnoli, Thomas Christiano, Furio Cerutti, Fabienne Peter. This year’s keynote speakers are:

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CFP – 12th Pavia Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy

On the 18th and 19th of September 2014, the Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Pavia (Italy), under the joint patronage of the Italian Society for Political Philosophy and the Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy, will host the twelfth edition of the Pavia Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy. This two-day conference is meant to offer graduate students an opportunity to present papers, get helpful feedback in a friendly atmosphere, and exchange ideas both with peers and with leading academics in the field of political philosophy. In addition to parallel sessions devoted to students’ presentations, there will also be two plenary sessions. Plenary speakers in past editions have been: Hillel Steiner, Anna Elisabetta Galeotti, Peter Jones, Gianfrancesco Zanetti, Jonathan Wolff, Michele Nicoletti, Philippe Van Parijs, Sebastiano Maffettone, Giovanni Giorgini, Andrew Williams, David Miller, Alessandro Ferrara, Valeria Ottonelli, Adam Swift, Gerald Gaus, Serena Olsaretti, Thomas M. Scanlon, Philip Pettit. This year’s keynote speakers will be:

Carla Bagnoli (Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia)

Thomas Christiano (University of Arizona)

Graduate students interested in giving papers should send their contributions (max 2500/3000 words – in English) accompanied by a short abstract (max 300 words – in English), by Sunday 27th April 2014. Papers may focus on any area within political philosophy, and presentations should take no longer than twenty minutes to allow at least another twenty minutes of discussion. Please note that the 27th of April is also the deadline for registration for anyone who wishes to attend the conference without presenting a paper.

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Final CFP: ECPR 2014 – Global Food, Global Justice

European Consortium for Political Research

8th General Conference
University of Glasgow
3th – 6th September 2014

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

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Global Food, Global Justice

 Panel Chair: Mary C. Rawlinson (Stony Brook University)

Section: The Political Theory of Food& Drink Policies

Section Chairs: Emanuela Ceva (University of Pavia), Matteo Bonotti (Queen’s University Belfast)

Obesity is a well-recognized public health problem in High Income Countries. Health care interventions frequently focus on personal responsibility, while discounting the way individual agency is shaped by a culture of possibilities. Health strategies and policies addressing obesity rarely focus on the complicity of the state and agribusiness in constraining choice or on the the strong link between obesity and lower socio-economic status. What policies in HICs would alter the culture of possibilities to promote healthy eating? How might the current infrastructures for the production, distribution, and consumption of food be reconfigured to insure a more just access to healthy food?

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Call for papers – ‘Food and Drink Policies: Paternalism, Free Speech, and Children’, ECPR General Conference

8th ECPR General Conference
University of Glasgow
3th – 6th September 2014

Panel on

Food and Drink Policies, Paternalism, Free Speech, and Children

Panel Chairs: Morten Ebbe Juul Nielsen (Copenhagen University) and Helena Siipi (University of Turku)

Panel Discussant: Garrath Williams (Lancaster University)

Section: The Political Theory of Food & Drink Policies

Section Chairs: Emanuela Ceva (University of Pavia), Matteo Bonotti (Queen’s University Belfast)

Section: The normative implications of food and drink policies have been relatively neglected by contemporary political theorists. This is surprising given the prominent attention dedicated to the regulation of food and drink in the public policy of contemporary states. The recent horsemeat scandal, for example, has raised many moral and political questions regarding the regulation of food consumption. Similarly, measures such as the implementation of taxes on fat foods and sugary drinks have elicited a growing debate on whether the state has the right to interfere with people’s eating and drinking choices. Moreover, there is a well-recognized need to confront different requests for food options (for example at school or workplace) to suit the dietary habits of people belonging to different religious groups and holding different ethical convictions.

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CfP – Conference: Dignity, Respect, and Self-respect.

Dignity, Respect, and Self-respect.
Ancient, Modern, and Contemporary Perspectives

Department of History Culture Civilization, University of Bologna
26 – 27 May 2014

Call for abstracts deadline: 20 December 2013

Contact: Dr. Elena Irrera (email: elena.irrera2[at]unibo.it)

The conference, which is part of the FIRB Research Project Feeding Respect, is meant to bring together leading academics and researchers from different areas of philosophy and offer them the opportunity to exchange ideas on the topics of respect, self-respect, and dignity.

We invite proposals for papers that explore the above mentioned concepts across a wide range of perspectives, including political, moral, legal philosophy and history of political thought. Please email a title and a 500-word description of your proposed paper, along with your academic affiliation and contact information to Carla Jemma (carla.jemma[at]unipv.it). Please direct conference inquiries to Dr Elena Irrera (elena.irrera2[at]unibo.it).  We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. Submissions should be prepared for blind review.

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