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Call for Papers: Gender on the International Bench, Oslo March 23-24

There is currently a marked gender inequality among the members of the international courts. Why is there this skewed representation, what – if anything –  is problematic with it – and what might be done to correct it?

The workshop is an activity of two major research centres that study international courts, based in Oslo and Copenhagen, and will take place in Oslo, Norway,  March 23-24 2017 .

Further information is at–call-for-papers.pdf

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Permanent position in legal theory/political philosophy, U of Oslo

A position as professor (or associate professor), in legal theory or political philosophy is currently available at PluriCourts, a center for the study of the legitimacy of international courts at the University of Oslo.

More info at .

Application deadline 25 January 2017.

The position will mainly involve research until 2023, when it becomes an ordinary position at the Faculty of Law.

Note the requirements: The position requires a law degree equivalent to a Norwegian Master of Law with at least three years law studies including two years on the Master level covering a broad scope of legal disciplines.


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Call for Papers: Overcriminalization and Indigent Legal Care

“Overcriminalization and Indigent Legal Care”

April 6 & 7, 2017 – Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
The Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics

Georgia State University

Keynote speakers: 
David Boonin (Philosophy, University of Colorado)
Jelani Jefferson Exum (Law, University of Toledo)
Doug Husak (Philosophy, Rutgers University)

There has been growing lay and scholarly concern with the access to legal services available to poorer persons in our society. Many commentators note that moral and policy difficulties of related trends are compounded by what some see as overcriminalization. This interdisciplinary conference will bring together leading scholars in philosophy, legal theory, and related fields to present original scholarship on these issues.

  • Possible topic areas include:
  • justice and criminalization
  • distributive justice and access to legal services
  • the scope of criminal law
  • political legitimacy and retributive justice
  • the administrative state and the indigent
  • reasons and causes for overcriminalization
  • the effect of overcriminalization on society, especially the indigent
  • how to reduce the effects of criminalization, especially on the indigent
  • and related themes

The conference will include one public symposium, including presentations by:
Michael Leo Owens (Political Science, Emory University)
Bernadette Rabuy (The Prison Policy Initiative)


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Call for Papers and Registration: Conference on Humanitarian Ethics and Action at Birmingham

The 3rd Annual Conference of the Centre for the Study of Global Ethics
University of Birmingham
1st – 2nd June 2017
Theme: Humanitarian Ethics and Action

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Simon Caney (Oxford)
Cecile Fabre (Oxford)
Helen Frowe (Stockholm)
Hugo Slim (ICRC)

Plus a public lecture by:

Leif Wenar (KCL)

The Centre for the Study of Global Ethics at Birmingham is pleased to announce its third annual conference, on the theme of humanitarian ethics and action (broadly construed).

The conference will feature both invited keynote speakers, speakers selected from a CFP, and a public lecture. For further information, and for details on how to register to attend, please see the conference website, at:


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Call for proposals – Redistribution and Recognition: Calling Paradigms of Justice into Question

Paper proposals are welcome for the Italian-French journée d’étude Redistribution and Recognition: Calling Paradigms of Justice into Question, funded by the French Embassy in Italy, which will be held at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Catania, Italy, on May 5, 2017.

Since 2009 the Department has been hosting scholars from all over the world within the Colloquium of Philosophy and Global Affairs of which the journée is part (see the whole program here). The journée d’étude aims at encouraging reflections about social justice by questioning the competing and yet perhaps complementary paradigms centered on redistribution and recognition. The philosophical reflection on these paradigms will be enriched by contributions from neighboring disciplines. Graduate students as well as junior and senior researchers are welcome to submit their work.


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CfA: Workshop Responding to an Uncertain Future: Normative Theories of Risk and Climate Change Policy

June 21 – 23, 2017
University of Graz, Austria

Confirmed Speakers: Sven-Ove Hansson (Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm), John Oberdiek (Rutgers University), Rahul Kumar (Queen’s University), Klaus Steigleder (Ruhr University Bochum), Madeleine Hayenhjelm (Umeå University), Maria Paola Ferretti (Göthe University Frankfurt), Johann Frick (Princeton University), Lukas Meyer (University of Graz), Harald Stelzer (University of Graz), Adriana Placani (University of Graz), Eike Düvel (University of Graz), Daniel Petz (University of Graz)

Submission Deadline: 31 January, 2017

Risk and uncertainty pervade life from individual everyday choices to large-scale political decisions. The range extends from risks and uncertainties associated with climate change, terrorist attacks and new technologies to more prosaic examples related to health, accidents, financial crises and everything in between. Philosophical concern with the topics of risk and uncertainty is at an all-time high.


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