Workshop: Priority in Practice

Blavatnik School of Government, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Oxford OX2 6GG
May 2018

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, and elsewhere. The series was relaunched in Oxford in 2017.

9.00am Registration and coffee

9.15am  Jonathan Wolff, Blavatnik School, University of Oxford – ‘Applied Political Philosophy and Engaged Political Philosophy'

10.10am Katy Wells, Magdalen College, University of Oxford – ‘Renting Personal Goods’ 

11.05am Annabelle Lever, Sciences Po, Paris – ‘Democracy Without Liberalism?

12.00pm Lunch

1.00pm Zeynep Pamuk, St John’s College, University of Oxford – ‘Risk of Harm, Fear of Harm: Governing New Technologies Under Uncertainty

1.55pm Matthew Adler, Duke University – ‘A Better Calculus for Regulators: From Cost-Benefit Analysis to the Social Welfare Function

2.50pm Élise Rouméas, Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford – ‘A Procedural Defence of Compromise'

3.45pm Tea

4.15pm Tania Burchardt, LSE – 'Can We Make Sense Of The Idea Of A Riches Line?'

5.10pm Loubna El Amine, Northwestern University – ‘Does Multiculturalism Apply Outside the West?

6.05pm Close

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