Thursday, March 30, 2017 to Friday, March 31, 2017
Thompson Library, 11th Floor
The Center for Ethics and Human Values presents
the 2016-17 COMPAS Program's Spring Conference
on Global Inequality
The spring COMPAS conference will focus on understanding global inequality. It will begin by considering two basic questions facing proponents of global justice: how to measure well-being as a way of assessing global inequalities and whether rich nations have a duty to alleviate poverty around the globe. We will then consider the significance of global inequality in a variety of domains that raise serious moral concerns, including global governance, trade, migration, and LGBTQ rights. Because one of our aims is to explore how the causes and effects of different kinds of inequality interact with one another, the conference will bring together leading political scientists, sociologists, philosophers, economists, legal scholars, public health experts, and policy advocates who can effectively engage each other.
The conference is free and open to the public, and there is no registration requirement. Faculty, students, and members of the community are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions that interest them.
The Center for Ethics and Human Values encourages research and facilitates public discussion on a wide range of foundational and applied moral questions that connect the research, teaching, and other work pursued at Ohio State.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
1:15p - 1:30p: Welcoming Remarks
1:30p - 3:00p: Session 1: Metrics of Well-being
- Speakers: Jacob Hacker (Political Science, Yale), Dan Haybron (Philosophy, St. Louis)
- Moderator: Michael Neblo (CEHV and Political Science, Ohio State)
3:30p - 5:00p: Session 2: Material Inequality and Poverty
- Speakers: Monique Deveaux (Philosophy, Guelph), Mathias Risse (Philosophy and Public Policy, Harvard)
- Moderator: Steven Brown (CEHV, Ohio State)
5:00p - 6:00p: Reception
Friday, March 31, 2017
8:45a - 9:00a: Welcoming Remarks
9:00a - 10:30a: Session 3: Global Governance
- Speakers: Catherine Lu (Political Science, McGill), Joseph Grieco (Political Science, Duke)
- Moderator: Cinnamon Carlarne (Law, Ohio State)
11:00a - 12:30p: Session 4: Trade and Labor
- Speakers: Ian Sheldon (Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, Ohio State), Kate Bronfenbrenner (Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell)
- Moderator: Sarah Brooks (Political Science, Ohio State)
2:15p - 3:45p: Session 5: Migration
- Speakers: Ines Valdez (Political Science, Ohio State), Adam Hosein (Philosophy, Colorado)
- Moderator: Joyce Chen (Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, Ohio State)
4:15p - 5:45p: Session 6: LGBTQ Rights
- Speakers: Sarah Mitchell (All Out), Debanuj DasGupta (Geography, UConn)
- Moderator: Marc Spindelman (Law, Ohio State)
Information on our fall conference, which focused on inequality in the US can be found here.
The Spring Conference is co-sponsored by the Mershon Center for International Security Studies.