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Register: Topics in Global Justice, Birmingham

26 May 2016

9:00-10:00 Serena Parekh (Northeastern)-Taking Seriously the Agency of Refugees
10:15-11:45 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
11:45-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:15 Invited Keynote: Clare Chambers (Cambridge) – Regulating Religious Marriage
14:15-15:15 Jennifer Morton (City College of NY)- Can Education Undermine Representation?
15:30-16:30 Alison Jaggar (Colorado/Birmingham) and Corwin Aragon (Concordia) – Agency, Complicity, and Global Ethics: Social Power and the Responsibility to Remedy Structural Injustice
16:45-18:15 Public Lecture: Carl Hart (Columbia) How Pot (and other recreational drugs) Can Cure Racism


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Call for Papers: Epistemic Perspectives on Democracy and the Market

MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory


7th – 9th September 2016

Conveners: Michael Bennett (University of York) & Jonathan Benson (University of Manchester)

This workshop aims to stimulate a productive dialogue between those working on epistemic arguments for and against democracy and the market. We welcome papers focused exclusively on epistemic democracy, papers focused exclusively on epistemic arguments for markets, and papers which bring the two debates together.

Alongside the tradition of epistemic democracy there is an opposing tradition, including Hayekian economics, of epistemic arguments for markets. Both traditions reject idealised epistemic assumptions such as normative certainty and agreement (common in ideal theorising about justice) and perfect information (common in neoclassical economics). Instead, epistemic perspectives take the reality of ignorance and uncertainty as the starting point for institutional design, and place the creation, communication and use of knowledge at the centre of their analysis.


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Approaching deadline: CfP-Global (In-)Securities

Global Studies Association Annual Conference 2016

Global (In-)Securities

Centre for Global Justice, St Mary’s University College Belfast

29 June 2016 – 1 July 2016

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Professor Jef Huysmans (Queen Mary, University of London)

Professor Marysia Zalewski (Cardiff University)

‘Global (In-)Securities’ provides a platform to explore and discuss questions relating to the practices, technologies and experiences of securities and insecurities in a globalised world. In recognition of the complexities that pertain to the question of security and insecurity, relating to issues such as war and conflict, migration and the global economy, we want to probe multi- and interdisciplinary perspectives on global (in-)securities. While cognisant of the contribution from the field of security studies, we welcome paper and panel proposals from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds and methodological perspectives.


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CFP: The First Annual PPE Society Meeting, March 17-19th, 2017

The new PPE Society is planning its first stand-alone meeting for March 17-19 2017 in New Orleans. With that event in mind we are now doing a CALL FOR PROPOSALS and SUBMISSIONS.

On the proposals side, if you have ideas for panels, or speakers, that you would like to organize, please write up the proposal, with a justification articulating its relevance to PPE, and submit it using the form you will find on the Society’s Call for Submissions page.

On the submissions side, if you have a paper you would like to present, please write up an abstract, making sure that it is anonymized, and submit it using the form you will find on the Society’s Call for Submissions page.


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CfP: Workfare (MANCEPT, 7-9 September 2016)

CfP: Workfare

Manchester Workshops in Political Theory, 7-9 September 2016

This workshop aims to take stock of the political philosophical and theoretical debate on workfare, to critically explore the normative underpinning of workfare and those of concrete workfare policies. Workfare will be discussed from various perspectives such as marxism, liberalism or communitarism and in connection to related issues such as the value of work and labor, justice within the welfare system, the wrongs of poverty and exploitation, or the place of the market in the distribution of benefits and burdens.

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Registration open: Oxford Graduate Political Theory Conference 2016 – Feminism and (Political) Progress

Registration is now open for the Oxford Graduate Political Theory Conference – Feminism and (Political) Progress, 13-14 May 2016.

Keynote: Dr Lorna Finlayson, University of Essex

Conference website:

Conference organising committee: Sarah Bufkin, Dan Iley-Williamson, Pietro Intropi, Jack Kellam, Johannes Kniess, Orlando Lazar-Gillard, Sabrina Martin, Maria Gomez Ruiz, Chi Chi Shi, Rebecca Shortt, Ross Speer, Annette Zimmermann


Friday, 13 May, 2016

10 a.m. Registration

10.45 a.m. Panel 1 | Seminar Room A
Chair: Sabrina Martin, Discussant: Professor Teresa Bejan

Lauren Power (University of Cambridge): “Maybe the fourth wave is online”: webbing everyday feminist practices

Rebecca Carson (Kingston University): Indigenous feminism and the problems of historical periodisation: who gets to claim the fourth wave?

12.00 p.m. Lunch | Common Room

12.45 p.m. Panel 2 | Seminar Room A
Chair: Chi Chi Shi, Discussant: Dr Sophie Smith

Julia Jeong Hyun Park (University of Oxford): Retroactive Justice in the Temporal Imagination: Time Discourse and the Silencing of the ‘Comfort Women’

Amelia Horgan (independent): “Just say no“: a genealogy of sexual consent

2.00 p.m. Tea Break | Common Room

2.15 p.m. Panel 3 | Lecture Theatre
Chair: Annette Zimmermann, Discussant: Dr Maeve McKeown

Melanie Brazell (Humboldt University Berlin/Transformative Justice Collective): Responsibility for Sexual Violence: Dialogues with I.M. Young and the Community Accountability Movement

Sanjana Govindarajan (University of Bayreuth): Structure before Virtue: Collective Solutions to Epistemic Injustice

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