Workshop: Priority in Practice

Thursday, 11 May, 2017 (All day) to Friday, 12 May, 2017 (All day)
Blavatnik School of Government

Organisers: Jonathan Wolff and Zofia Stemplowska

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 are here. Some more have taken place since then, at UCL and in Frankfurt. The series will now be relaunched in Oxford, and elsewhere.

Thursday May 11th

9:30am Registration and coffee

10:00am  Tom Simpson, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford – 'Freedom from Surveillance

10:50am Alice Baderin, Nuffield College, University of Oxford – 'Risk and Relationships'

11:40am Nikolas Kirby, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford – 'Building Integrity in Government'

12:30-1:30pm Lunch

1:30pm Jess Begon, Nuffield College Oxford – 'Disability: A Justice-Based Account’

2:20pm Bo Rothstein, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford – 'Basic Income: An Irresponsible Idea'

3:10-3:30pm Tea

3:30pm Danny Dorling, Geography, University of Oxford – 'Fair Inequality: The Eight Times Rule'

4:20pm Close

Friday May 12th

9:30am Coffee 

10:00am Alexandre Gajevic Sayegh, MacMillan Centre, Yale – 'Climate Justice After Paris'

10:50am Simon Caney, Political Theory, University of Oxford – 'Justice and Climate Change: Who Has the Right to Extract Fossil Fuels?' 

11:40am Henry Shue, Merton College, University of Oxford –  'Mitigation Gambles: Uncertainty, Urgency, and the Last Gamble Possible'

12:30-1:30pm Lunch

1:30pm Maeve McKeown, Nuffield College, University of Oxford – 'Excusing Ordinary Individuals from Moral Responsibility for Global Injustice'

2:20pm Daniel Butt, Political Theory, University of Oxford – 'Settling Claims for Reparation'

3:10-3:30pm Tea

3:30pm Gry Wester, University of Bergen – 'Health Equity: Theory and Practice'

4:20pm James Wilson, UCL, 'Measuring and Fairly Distributing Antimicrobial Effectiveness’

5:10pm Close


To register, please email Jonathan Wolff. There is no charge, but pre-registration is essential as places are limited.