Tuesday, May 8, 2018

  • A day-long conference on ethics practice in Government of Canada will be held at Saint Paul University. EPAF faculty member Stephen Maguire was a leading co-organizer, and the event is co-sponsored by the Centre on Values and Ethics along with the Ethics Practitioners of Canada. See the attachment for details.

Tuesday and Wednesday, June 12 and 13, 2018

  • Two afternoon workshops on teaching applied ethics in India will be held at Carleton University. Prof. Shashi Motilal is visiting for two weeks from Delhi University to work on her textbook for teaching applied ethics to Indian civil servants. Participants will: (a) learn about applied ethics in India; (b) offer feedback based on their own knowledge and experience of practical ethics; and (c) learn about non-Western ethical perspectives and their application to government policy and practice. Details will be circulated later in May, but please contact jay_drydyk@carleton as soon as possible if you are interested.

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.

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.


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.