About


First Annual Public Issues and Public Reason Conference
A Conference of Applied Ethics and Critical Social Sciences
Presented by the Department of Ethics and Public Affairs.

Featuring guest speaker:
Charles W. Mills
Graduate Center, CUNY
“Racial Justice”
November 9. 102 Azrieli Theatre – 7:30 p.m

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The Public Issues and Public Reason conference (PIPR) is a multidisciplinary conference at which graduate students from a variety of programs and disciplines will present papers analyzing current social and global challenges through the lenses of political theory, applied ethics, and critical social sciences.

Charles W. Mills brings a critical edge to this year’s celebration of World Philosophy Day by arguing that political philosophers have not given sufficient attention to race and racial inequality. In his World Philosophy Day lecture at Carleton University, Mills will show how rectifying racial injustice can be given higher priority in liberal political philosophy, including that of John Rawls.

Mills is the author of 6 books including, currently, Black Rights, White Wrongs / The Critique of Racial Liberalism (2017, Oxford University Press). He is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the City University of New York.

The lecture, which is open to the public, takes place 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 9, in Azrieli Theatre 102, Carleton University.

This lecture is also the keynote address for the Public Issues and Public Reason conference being held November 9-10 by the Ethics and Public Affairs Ph.D. program at Carleton. For more information visit https://carleton.ca/ethics/conferences/.