York Conference 2013: Call for Abstracts

Conference on Intergenerational Justice at the University of York

19-20 Sept 2013

 “Intergenerational justice: obligations, promises, failures”

The School of Politics, Economics and Philosophy at the University of York and the Intergenerational Foundation are delighted to launch a call for papers aimed at postgraduate students working on the topic of intergenerational justice. We are hoping to choose 3 postgraduate papers and to fund fully the successful applicants to attend the conference (reasonable transport costs, accommodation and conference fees).

The main goal of the conference is to discuss different conceptions of intergenerational justice and their concrete implications for policy-oriented issues. We want to foster a discussion on the meaning and demands of intergenerational fairness, and to spur a debate between competing conceptions of intergenerational justice. In addition, we hope that the papers and discussion will consider implications for issues that have a strong intergenerational dimension such as pensions, housing, democratic participation/representation, jobs, internships, and education. The emphasis
 will be on issues of justice between age groups and overlapping generations rather than on distant future generations.

Call for abstracts

We encourage interested postgraduate students to send an abstract of no more than 500 words and a brief biography by 30 April 2013 to Juliana Bidadanure at jub500@york.ac.uk. We will give priority to abstracts that explicitly address the topic of the conference. Successful applicants will be notified by 31 May.