The rise of market economies and the promotion of “market-friendly” policies have had a profound impact on the structure of family life. What role does the family play in an open society? How do markets promote or hinder the formation of healthy families? How can governments better support families and their communities?
This colloquium is part of CEHV's 2021-22 COMPAS Program on Markets and the Open Society. The event will be held in-person at Thompson Library 165. A livestream via Zoom will also be available. Both are free and open to the public, but registration is required to join the livestream.
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Ann Cudd (Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh)
Ann Cudd is Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor & Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research spans social and political philosophy, philosophy of economics, feminist theory, and philosophy of social science.
She is the author of Analyzing Oppression (Oxford, 2006), which was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title and won the Byron Caldwell Smith Award, and co-authored (with Nancy Holmstrom) of Capitalism For and Against: A Feminist Debate (Cambridge, 2011), in which she defends capitalism as a positive force for women. Her current research focuses on the concept of self-ownership in political philosophy and on topics in higher education.
Maxine Eichner (Law, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Maxine Eichner is the Graham Kenan Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She writes on issues at the intersection of law and political theory, focusing particularly on families, social welfare law and policy, gender, and the relationship among the family, the workplace, and market forces. Her most recent book is The Free-Market Family: How the Market Crushed the American Dream (and How It Can Be Restored) (Oxford, 2020).
Professor Eichner is also the author of The Supportive State: Families, Government, and America’s Political Ideals (Oxford, 2010), an editor of Family Law: Cases, Text, Problems (eds. Ellman et. al., Lexis, 2014), a lead author of the families chapter of the International Panel on Social Progress, and has written many law review articles. She is a member of the American Law Institute and an advisor of The Restatement of the Law: Children and the Law project.