Graduate Conference in Ethics and Public Affairs 2024

Location: Room 2017 Dunton Tower, Carleton University
Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9

Mobilizing Justice: Towards Ethical Public Affairs

Keynote Speaker: Jennifer Llewellyn (Dalhousie University, Canada)

The Ethics and Public Affairs (EPAF) program at Carleton University is pleased to announce its eighth annual interdisciplinary graduate conference. This conference will be held in person on March 8 & 9, 2024, at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. Graduate students are invited to submit abstracts for presentations related to one or more aspects of our conference theme, Mobilizing Justice: Toward Ethical Public Affairs, from the perspective of political philosophy, public health, law, ethics, political science, economics, public policy, and other relevant disciplines.

Our Keynote speaker Dr. Jennifer Llewellyn of Dalhousie University will kick off the event with a talk titled,¬†‚ÄúRestorative Justice and the Transformation of Criminal Justice & Public Safety.”

Dr. Llewellyn’s abstract:
Calls for transformation of our current approach to criminal justice and public safety echo in response to mounting evidence of systemic failures. Restorative justice has emerged as a promising alternative justice pathway but has recently met with significant and important criticisms about appropriation and cooptation that may undermine and frustrate the cause of justice transformation. Such criticisms are grounded in an understanding of restorative justice as a set of justice practices. This paper argues instead restorative justice should be understood as a relational theory of justice with transformative implications for our approach to criminal justice and public safety.


The Graduate Conference in Ethics and Public Affairs conference is sponsored by the Ethics and Public Affairs programs at Carleton University.