Public Philosophy Conference

Advancing Public Philosophy, a conference of the Public Philosophy Network, takes place October 6-8, 2011 in Washington, DC.  Keynote speakers and panelists include William Galston, E. J. Dionne, Elizabeth Minnich, Peter Levine, Thomas Pogge, Mark Sagoff, Marilyn Friedman, and Henry Shue. Andrew Light and I are co-chairing the conference.

The conference starts with a plenary at the Center for American Progress and continues with two full-day sessions at the Washington Plaza Hotel.  The first full day we’re holding concurrent workshops in the morning and afternoon with a maximum of 20 people in each workshop, on topics from climate change to social media ethics.   If you’d like to see the offerings and sign up to participate, check out this wiki.

The final day will include a mix of paper sessions and plenaries, including one on global poverty and the Millenium Development Goals.  The full program is available here.