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Hoover Fellowship in the field of economic or social ethics

Applications to be sent no later than February 23, 2018

It is our pleasure to announce that the following grants will be awarded to scholars wishing to spend part of the academic year 2018-19 at Louvain’s Hoover Chair of Economic and Social Ethics (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium):
• one full Hoover fellowships of about EUR 2300 per month (after deduction of social security contributions) for a duration of up to two months;
• several honorary Hoover fellowships with a contribution to housing and travelling costs of up to EUR 500 per month.

The selection committee will give special consideration to applications from underrepresented groups in academia (women, minorities and persons with disabilities) and from researchers who live in jurisdictions where academics face significant material or political constraints. Qualified researchers who correspond to this profile are strongly encouraged to apply. read more...

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CFP: Yaoundé Seminar ‘Future generations and global inequality’

CFP: Yaoundé Seminar ‘Future generations and global inequality’

DEADLINE EXTENSION

Submission deadline: February 28, 2018

Conference date: August 20, 2018 – August 26, 2018

Conference Venue: Yaoundé Seminar, UCAC, Yaoundé (Cameroon)

The things we do now, more than in the past, affect how future people will live. We can improve their conditions by transferring knowledge, technology or things of beauty, or make the world a much less pleasant place for them to live in, for example by failing to stop climate change, resource depletion, environmental degradation to the point where human rights come under threat. This raises the question of intergenerational justice: what do we owe to future people? Do we have minimal duties to protect their human rights or more demanding duties to preserve what’s we’ve inherited from past generations? Do we have egalitarian duties towards future generations? read more...

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