Participants

Richard J. Arneson is a professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego.  He has been teaching there since 1973.  His current rank is Professor Above Scale (Distinguished Professor).  He holds the Valtz Family Chair in Philosophy at UCSD.  He writes in the areas of moral and political philosophy, mainly on topics of social justice and egalitarianism and the dispute between consequentialism and its critics.

 Joseph H. Carens is Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 1977. He is the author of four books: The Ethics of Immigration (Oxford University Press, forthcoming); Immigrants and the Right to Stay (MIT Press 2010); Culture, Citizenship and Community: A Contextual Exploration of Justice as Evenhandedness (Oxford University Press 2000); and Equality, Moral Incentives, and the Market: An Essay in Utopian Politico-Economic Theory (University of Chicago Press 1981). He has also published two edited books and more than 70 journal articles or chapters in books.

Miles Corak is a professor with the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa. He has published numerous articles on topics dealing with child poverty, access to university education, intergenerational earnings and education mobility, and unemployment. His most recent research deals with the socio-economic status of immigrants and children of immigrants. Until 2007 he was the Director of the Family and Labour Studies Division at Statistics Canada. He has also been a visiting researcher with the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre in Florence Italy in 2003/04, the Centre for Longitudinal Studies in London UK in 2008, and with the Office of Population Research at Princeton University in 2011.

Derrick Darby is professor of philosophy and law at the University of Kansas. He is also an affiliate of the KU Institute for Policy & Social Research. His current research on racial inequality and social justice lies at the intersection of philosophy, social science, and law and public policy. His most recent book is Rights, Race, and Recognition (Cambridge 2009). He is currently working on a book on justice, race, and inequality.

Monique Deveaux is Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Guelph, where she holds the Canada Research Chair in Ethics and Global Social Change. She is the author of Gender and Justice in Multicultural Liberal States and Cultural Pluralism in Liberal and Democratic Thought, and co-editor of Sexual Justice, Cultural Justice as well as a forthcoming volume on the work of Onora O’Neill. Her latest work is on global poverty and inequality.

Jay Drydyk has written on numerous topics in social philosophy and development ethics, including the capability approach, empowerment, globalization, and intercultural justification of human rights. He is co-author of Displacement by Development: Ethics, Rights and Responsibilities (Cambridge University Press, 2011). In one of his current projects, he asks whether and how global ethics is possible, given the fact of moral pluralism within and among societies. In addition, he is attempting to develop a conception of justice as a virtue of social actors – individual, institutional, and collective – based on the capability approach. He is Professor of Philosophy at Carleton University, Ottawa, past President of the International Development Ethics Association, and a Fellow of the Human Development and Capability Association.

Joseph Fishkin is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Texas School of Law, where he teaches employment discrimination, voting rights, and the law of equal opportunity.  He received a B.A. in Ethics, Politics, and Economics from Yale, a J.D. from Yale Law School, and a D. Phil. in Politics from Oxford, where he was a Fulbright Scholar.  He clerked for Chief Justice Margaret Marshall of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts.  His book, Opening the Bottlenecks: A New Theory of Equal Opportunity (working title), will be published in 2013 by Oxford University Press.

Alex Gourevitch is an assistant professor at McMaster University. He received his Ph.D from Columbia University, was a post-doctoral research associate at Brown University’s Political Theory Project, and a College Fellow at Harvard University. His interests lie in the history of political thought, philosophy of economics, theories of freedom, and republicanism. His book, Servitude, Independence, and Labor Republicanism in America is under contract with Cambridge University Press.

Charles Jones is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of Western Ontario, where he has been teaching since 1998. He received his PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1996. He has served as the William H. Orrick Visiting Professor at Yale University and the Guinness Boole Fellow in Political Philosophy at the National University of Ireland. He has published Global Justice (Oxford, 1999) and (as co-editor) The Rights of Nations (Palgrave Macmillan, 2000). In recent years he has published articles on multiculturalism, human rights, and cosmopolitanism. He is currently working on a monograph entitled A World of Equals.

Paul Kelleher is Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical History & Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also holds an appointment in the Department of Philosophy. He received a Ph.D in Philosophy from Cornell University in 2008, and from 2007-2009 he was a post-doctoral fellow in the Program in Ethics & Health at Harvard University.

Erin Kelly is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University. She earned her PhD from Harvard University, where she studied with John Rawls. Her research interests are in moral and political philosophy and the philosophy of law. She has published numerous articles on the topics of social justice, the nature of moral reasons, moral responsibility and desert, and theories of punishment.

Eszter Kollar is a research associate of political philosophy and bioethics at the University of Munster and teaches political theory at the John Cabot University, Rome. Her current research explores the various ways in which social and global health inequalities raise problems of justice, with a particular focus on medical brain drain, prenatal equality of opportunity and the relationship between relative deprivation and self-respect.  She has published on the political conception of global justice, medical migration and the human right to health, pluralism and public justification, and Rawlsian constructivism.

Patti Tamara Lenard is Assistant Professor of Ethics in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, at the University of Ottawa.  She is the author of Trust, Democracy and Multicultural Challenges (Penn State, 2012), and her work has been published in a range of journals, including Political Studies, Journal of Moral Philosophy, and Review of Politics. Her current research focuses on the moral questions raised by migration across borders, as well as on multiculturalism, trust and social cohesion, and democratic theory more generally.

Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen (D.Phil., Oxford) is professor of political theory at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. He works primarily in political and moral philosophy and has published in journals such as Journal of Political Philosophy, Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs, Philosophical Studies, Economics and Philosophy, and The Journal of Ethics. Presently he is working on a book length manuscript on discrimination. He is an associate editor of Ethics and chair of Society for Applied Philosophy.

Andrew Lister is Associate Professor of Political Studies at Queen’s University, in Kingston, Ontario.  He specializes in normative political theory, particularly in relation to the ideas of pluralism, toleration, and public justification.  He is currently finishing a manuscript entitled “Public Reason and Political Community.”

Kristi Olson is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Stanford University and, by courtesy, Philosophy. Her research interests are in normative political theory, with a focus on issues of distributive justice. She received her Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard University; she also holds degrees in health policy (A.M.) from Harvard University and law (J.D.) from Duke Law School. Before joining Stanford’s faculty, she was a postdoctoral research associate at Princeton University’s Center for Human Values.

Daniele Santoro is Research Fellow at the Center for Ethics and Global Politics, Luiss University, where he also teaches Political Philosophy and Philosophy of Social Sciences. His primary interests focus on the role of luck in matters of distributive justice, the relationship between causation and legal responsibility, and the causal vocabulary of social sciences.

Fabian Schuppert is a postdoctoral fellow and research associate at the University of Zurich’s Centre for Ethics. Fabian’s main research interests lie in political philosophy, climate ethics and environmental politics. Fabian currently works on both a republican conception of social equality and a political theory of natural resource rights.

Gopal Sreenivasan is Crown Professor of Ethics at Duke University.  His work in bioethics has concentrated mainly on questions of distributive justice and health, both domestically and internationally. He has published articles on a wide range of other topics in moral, political, and legal philosophy, including rights; democracy; judicial review; international agreements; global distributive justice; cross-cultural ethics; and moral psychology.

Lucas Stanczyk is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at MIT. He completed his PhD at Harvard University and his undergraduate and law degrees at McGill University. His work in political philosophy focuses on normative standards for evaluating the organization of production in contemporary market societies. He is also at work on a history of distributive justice and ideas of redistribution. An article drawn from his book manuscript on justice in production has recently appeared in the journal Philosophy & Public Affairs.

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