sábado, 28 de setembro de 2013

Conference on Equality and Public Policy

The George Washington Forum on American Ideas, Politics, and Institutions, which has its home at Ohio University, invites you to attend our conference on Equality and Public Policy. This conference aims to promote academic discussion and to explore new research trends on equality as a social and political ideal guiding public policy. The conference will be held at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio (14–16 November 2013). Gerald Gaus (Arizona) will deliver the keynote lecture. Full conference program below. Limited rooms at a conference rate may be available at the Ohio University Inn; please inquire if you are interested.


Thursday, 14 Nov.
Keynote Session, 7:30 pm. 
Gerald Gaus (University of Arizona):  “The Egalitarian Species”

Friday, 15 Nov.
Session I, 8:30 - 10:15
Kristin Voigt/Gry Wester (McGill University): “Equality in Public Health: Relational or Distributive?”
Steve Horwitz (St. Lawrence University): “Inequality, Mobility, and Being Poor in America”

Session II, 10:30 - 12:15
Elizabeth Anderson (University of Michigan): “Equality and Freedom: Forgotten Connections”
Sarah Skwire (Liberty Fund): “Without Regard of Persons: Gender Equality, Theology, and the Law in the Writing of Margaret Fell”

Session III, 2:00 - 3:45
Scott Winship (The Manhattan Institute): “Inequality of Income and Inequality of Opportunity”
Paul Weithman (Notre Dame University): “Relational Equality and Inherent Stability”

Session IV, 4:00 - 5:45
Dierdre McCloskey (University of lllinois): “Equality is Better Viewed as Dignity”
Debra Thompson (Ohio University): “What Lies Beneath: Equality and the Making of Racial Classifications”

Saturday, 16 Nov.
Session I, 8:30 - 10:15
Govind Persad (Stanford University): “Equality over Time: Mobility, Security, and Economic Justice”
George Sher (Rice University): “How does Choice Justify Inequality?”

Session II, 10:30 - 12:15
Tom W. Bell (Chapman University): “What Can Corporations Teach Governments About Democratic Equality?”
Rich Vedder (Ohio University)/Daniel Bennett (Florida State University): “Inequality and American Higher Education: History, Theory and Evidence”

Dr. Mark LeBar (lebar@ohio.edu)
Dr. Robert G. Ingram (washingtonforum@ohio.edu)
Conference flyer at http://www.gwfohio.org/news_events.

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