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School of Politics and International Relations

Confronting Injustice: critical and realistic approaches to global inequality

29 May 2019

Time: 12:30 - 8:00pm
Venue: Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, E1 4NS

The BISA Ethics and World Politics working group and Queen Mary’s Theory Lab are delighted to sponsor a half-day workshop looking on critical and realistic approaches to global justice. Global injustice persists despite considerable public attention, numerous government and charitable initiatives, and a voluminous academic literature. The intractable nature of the problem of global injustice provides good reason to think that something has gone wrong in how we understand justice and the political action taken to address it. In this workshop three eminent scholars will explore how we might approach the pursuit of global justice in ways that are both critical and realistic in their pursuit of a better world.


Prof Michael Goodhart, University of Pittsburgh

Prof Katrin Flikschuh, London School of Economics and Political Science

Dr Simon Reid-Henry, Queen Mary University of London

The event will start at 12.30 and feature papers from Dr Reid-Henry and Prof Flickschuh in the afternoon, and a evening lecture from Prof Goodhart, with responses from Prof Flikschuh and Dr Reid-Henry. A drinks reception will follow.

12.30pm-1.00pm - intro and coffee

1.00pm-2.30pm - session 1

2.30pm-3.00pm - break

3.00pm-4.30pm - session 2

4.30pm-5.00pm - break

5.00pm-7.00pm - lecture and discussion (Arts One Lecture Theatre)

7.00pm-8.00pm - drinks reception

demonstration in the street

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