Conference on Global Justice

Posted by on March 16, 2009

Conference on Global Justice

Friday, April 3 – Saturday April 4, 2009
Temple University, 1810 Liacouras Walk, Main Campus
Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and the Center for Global Ethics & Politics

April 3rd, 4:00-5:45 p.m.: Transnational Civil Society and Global Political Economy
Chair: Prof. Joseph Schwartz, Temple University

Saskia Sassen, Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology, Columbia University, “Neither Global nor National: The World’s Third Spaces”

Jeff Faux, Distinguished Fellow, Economic Policy Institute, “Governance; the Catch-22 of the Global Crisis”

April 4th, 10:00-11:45 a.m.: The Scope and Interpretation of Global Justice
Chair: Prof. Carol Gould, Temple University

Michael Walzer, Professor Emeritus, School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study, “Local and Global Justice”

Kok-Chor Tan, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania, “The Cosmopolitan Ideal”

1:00-2:45 p.m.: New Approaches to Globalization: Care and Environmental Justice
Chair: Prof. Julie Mostov, Drexel University

Tim Hayward, Professor of Environmental Political Theory, University of Edinburgh, “International Political Theory and the Global Environment: Some Critical Questions for Liberal Cosmopolitans”

Fiona Robinson, Associate Professor of Political Science, Carleton University, “Globalization, Violence and Gender: The Ethics of Care and Global Justice”

3:15- 5:00 p.m.: The Way Ahead–New Directions for Practice
Chair: Prof. Orfeo Fioretos, Temple University

Jeffrey Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute at Columbia University and Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, “Realizing Economic Rights: A Framework for Action”

Robert Kuttner, Co-Editor, The American Prospect, “Globalization with a Human Face”

The conference is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Karen Schnitker (, or the conference co-organizers Prof. Carol Gould ( or Prof. Joseph Schwartz (

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