Public Policy & Egalitarian Justice Conference
This conference focuses on the practical implications of leading theories of egalitarian justice on issues such as income inequality, entitlement programs, religious freedom, gender equality, discrimination, education, healthcare, and animal rights. Leading contributors to the theoretical debates about egalitarian justice from around the world will present papers focusing on such policy themes. These issues are of particular current relevance because of the recent focus—in the work of Thomas Piketty and other leading scholars—on increasing income inequality in the United States and western Europe.
The aim of the conference is to clarify the practical value of these theories and to develop analyses that may be useful to policy-makers.
This conference is made possible by a State-of-the-Art Conference award from the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, and by support from the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, the School of Public and International Affairs, and the Albert B. Saye Fund.