Welcome to the 1st Annual PIPR Conference

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.

PUBLIC ISSUES and PUBLIC REASON
A Conference of Applied Ethics and Critical Social Sciences
Carleton University, Nov 9-10, 2017

In celebration of World Philosophy Day
All are welcome to an evening with our keynote speaker:
Charles W. Mills
City University of New York
Thursday, November 9, 2017
102 Azrieli Theatre
7:30 P.M.
“Racial Justice”
“Racial justice” is a term widely used in everyday discussions, but little explored in philosophy. In this paper, I look at racial justice as a concept, trying to bring out its complexities, and urging a greater engagement by mainstream political philosophers with the issues that it raises. After comparing it to other varieties of group in/justice, I periodize racial in/justice, relate it to European expansionism, and argue that a modified Rawlsianism relying on a different version of the thought-experiment could come up with suitable principles of corrective racial justice.

CONFERENCE PROGRAM NOW AVAILABLE

LOCATION
Charles Mills keynote lecture: 102 Azrieli Theatre – no registration required

Thursday afternoon sessions: 482 MacOdrum Library
Friday sessions (all day): 482 MacOdrum Library

For Thursday afternoon and Friday sessions, please download and fill in the registration form and send it to piprconference@gmail.com.