Priority in practice

Online event
Open to the public
Free, register to attend
June 2020

The Priority in Practice workshops have run since 2003, with the aim of bringing political philosophers who are interested in applied topics in contact with each other and to interact with people in related fields who are interested in philosophical questions.

Details of previous sessions from 2003–2009 available here. More sessions have taken place since, at UCL and in Frankfurt, and elsewhere. The series was relaunched in Oxford in 2017 and 2018

This is the first time the workshop will be run online.

Please note: This event will take place online via Zoom. Please register using the form below and you will be emailed a link with instructions on how to watch the sessions nearer the time.


Monday June 22nd

9:45 - Opening and introduction
10:00 - Alexander Brown, University of East Anglia - The ethics of question dodging.
11:00 - Break
11:15 - Aveek Bhattacharya, LSE - When and why might choice in public services have intrinsic (dis)value?
12:15 - Lunch
14:00 - James Lindley Wilson, University of Chicago - Democratic erosion, resistance, and legitimacy
15:00 - Break
15:15 - Tom Shakespeare, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Sexual rights of disabled people
16:15 - Break
16:30 - Eva Feder Kittay, SUNY Stonybrook, Being human.
17.30 Close

Tuesday June 23rd

9:30 - Andrei Poama, Leiden University - Poverty, provocation, and punishment
10:30 - Break
10:45 - Charlie Richards, St Catherine’s College Oxford - Distributive justice and personal relations
11:45 - Break
12:00 - Sridhar Venkatapuram, King’s College London - Ageing justice after COVID-19.(co-author Dr. Vinh-Kim Nguyen)
13:00 - Lunch
14:00 - Katarina Pitasse Fragoso, São Paulo University - Being segregated in unequal cities: why a relational egalitarian account for achieving integration should propose more than physical changes.
15:00 - Break
15:15 - Amneris Chaparro, UNAM Mexico - Can liberal feminism survive its critics? On freedom and equality in neoliberal times.
16:15 - Break
16:30 - Anca Gheaus, University Pompeu Fabra - Feminism for prioritarians
17:30 - Close