Institute for Law and Philosophy Conference on Global Justice and Global Trade

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Institute for Law and Philosophy Conference on Global Justice and Global Trade

This event occurred in the past

Date and Time

Friday, April 24, 2015 — Saturday, April 25, 2015


Warren Hall, Faculty Reading Room

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




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?

Confirmed Participants:

  • Aaron James, University of California, Irvine
  • Fernando Teson, Florida State University
  • Helen De Bres, Wellesley College
  • Horacio Spector, USD School of Law
  • Mathias Risse, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Thomas Christiano, University of Arizona

About the Institute for Law and Philosophy

The Institute for Law and Philosophy was established at the University of San Diego in the fall of 2000. The fundamental goal of the institute is to unite philosophical issues with jurisprudence. This is accomplished through a variety of programs designed to explore and educate regarding the various philosophical issues that arise from legal doctrines, legal institutions and legal practice. Such programs include roundtable discussions, academic conferences, public lectures and educational programs. The institute selects the leading academics, lawyers, and judges who define the topic at hand, and invites them to engage in discussion that ultimately is later published, discussed and/or edited.



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