Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Conference: Global Justice and Global Trade

On April 24-25, 2015, the Institute for Law and Philosophy at the University of San Diego School of Law will host a conference on "Global Justice and Global Trade." Here's the idea:
Do principles of social justice that apply within each country also apply among nations on a global scale? If so, what are these principles? If not, what special principles of justice apply to nation states in their dealings with each other and to individuals around the globe just in virtue of their common humanity? Recent writings on justice have generated a rich, impressive and somewhat chaotic array of answers to these questions. This conference aims to explore these issues with a focus on economic trade. What is fair trade? What do individuals and countries engaged in global trade owe one another? Can we develop a plausible characterization of a just global economic order? Or are these questions misplaced or misguided? How should we frame the inquiry?