Program and Papers

Critical Perspectives on Global Justice: Thinking Beyond Distribution

October 19 & 20, 2012 at the Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto

 FRIDAY October 19

8:30 – 9:00 Breakfast (at the Centre for Ethics)

9:00 – 9:15 preliminary remarks, introductions

9:15 – 11:45 Panel: Re-framing global justice through radical critique

Chair: Monique Deveaux, University of Guelph

Fuyuki Kurasawa (York University): “Western Humanitarianism as Global Justice? A Critical History of Ideas and Representations”

Peggy Kohn (U of Toronto): “Post-colonial Theory and Global Justice”

Melissa Williams (U of Toronto): “Globalizing Global Justice”

11:45 – 1:00 Lunch (at the Centre)

1:00 – 3:15 Panel: Challenging the conceptual boundaries of distributive justice

Chair: Kathy Walker, University of Toronto and Université de Montréal

Alison Jaggar (U of Colorado, Boulder): “We Fight for Roses Too: Time-Use and Global Gender Justice”

Christine Koggel (Bryn Mawr College): “Is the Capability Approach a Sufficient Challenge to a Distributive Account of Justice?”

Fiona Robinson (Carleton University): “Global Care Ethics: Beyond Distribution, Beyond Justice”

 3:15 – 3:30 Coffee break

3:30 – 5:00 Panel: Resources, context, and scope in global justice thinking

Chair: Hege Finholt, University of Toronto

Margaret Moore (Queen’s University): “Global Justice in Land”

Scott Wisor (Australian National University): “Gendering Natural Resource Reform”

7:00 Dinner at DT Bistro (154 Harbord Street)

SATURDAY October 20

Breakfast: 8:45-9:15 (at the Centre for Ethics)

9:15 – 11:45  Panel: Re-thinking institutions 

Chair: Margaret Moore, Queen’s University

Joseph Heath (U of Toronto): “Toward a Unified Contractualist Framework for the Assessment of International and Domestic Trade”

Patti Lenard (U of Ottawa): “Global (Distributive) Justice and Global Migration Management”

Lynda Lange (U of Toronto): “Examining the Institutional/Interactional Distinction Through the Lenses of Gender and Race”

11:45 – 12:45 Lunch

12:45 – 3:00 Panel: Reflections on agency and power

Chair: Joe Heath, University of Toronto

Pablo Gilabert (Concordia University): “Reflections on Human Rights and Power”

Mira Bachvarova (U. of Western Ontario): “Non-domination’s Place in the Theorizing of Global Justice”

Ryoa Chung (U de Montréal) “Justice and Health Inequalities in Humanitarian Crises: Structured Health Vulnerabilities and Natural Disasters”

3:00 – 3:15 Closing remarks

7:00 Dinner at Bar Mercurio (270 Bloor Street West)


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