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RoME

 

the seventh annual

Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress

 

an international conference geared to offer the highest quality, highest altitude discussion of ethics, broadly conceived


Eaton Humanities Building

University of Colorado, Boulder


August 7-10, 2014

 

The Center for Values and Social Policy in the Philosophy Department at the University of Colorado, Boulder is pleased to announce the seventh annual RoME congress.  Papers from all areas of ethics and political theory are invited.  To encourage the participation of junior scholars, the University of Colorado will be awarding a Young Ethicist Prize of $500 for most meritorious submission.  The prize competition is open to any participating untenured philosopher (including, but not limited to, tenure-track faculty, instructors, and graduate students).

 

Keynotes:

George Sher (Rice University)

Elizabeth Spelman (Smith College)

Richard J. Arneson (UCSD)

 

For more information on speakers and schedule, click the links below:

 

Current Schedule

Full Program

 

For more information on other papers and speakers, see our info on past interations of RoME by navigating using buttons to the left.

 

Registration:

Click Here

 

Program begins: 12:00 PM, August 7

Program ends: 6:00 PM, August 10

 

Also, please join us for a two day conference immediately prior to RoME to celebrate the work of Alison Jaggar. See below for further information, or go directly to the Conference Website.

 

Contacts/Organizers of RoME

 

Faculty
Benjamin Hale (bhale@colorado.edu)
Alastair Norcross (alastair.norcross@colorado.edu)

Grad Student Research Assistant:
Paul Bowman (pauljbowman@gmail.com)

Alumni Assistants:
Ryan Jenkins (ryanjenkins@gmail.com)
Duncan Purves (duncan.purves@gmail.com)

 

Registration (to cover receptions and keynotes):

$150 faculty, $85 students

 

Format

 

Main Papers: 30 minutes or 4500 words, whichever is shorter

Comments: 10-15 minutes

Q&A: Remaining Time

Session Length: 75 minutes total

 

Poster Presentations: Approx 80 minutes

Size: Approx. 38" x 46"

Travel to Boulder:

Apart from renting a car, there are several easy travel options available for those flying into DIA. Find more information here.

Feeling guilty about your carbon emissions? Consider purchasing carbon offsets. It's not a perfect solution, but it doesn't hurt to have a few more trees in the world.

Hotel Information:

We have approximately 108 blocked rooms at local hotels, though Boulder has a range of other accommodation options. Find more information here. Be sure to check a map for your hotel location, as some are not within (reasonable) walking distance of the University.

Things to do in Boulder:

More information coming soon. In the meantime, here are some points of interest that we recommend. We strongly recommend printing out this map or enlarging to view the full map. Please note that there are many more restaurants and bars than those listed on the Googlemap. (A comprehensive list of restaurants can be found here.) Our list is aimed to give participants in the RoME conference a few tips about where to head for drinks and dinner after the plenaries. For short explanations of each establishment and why we recommend it to you, click HERE:

 


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In the Unjust Meantime: 
Moral and Political Philosophy after Alison Jaggar


Click here for the Conference Website.


RoME will be preceded by a two-day conference (planned for Aug 6-7, 2014), which will celebrate the work of Alison Jaggar, UC-B College Professor of Distinction in Philosophy and Women and Gender Studies. Most presenters will be professional philosophers who studied with Jaggar at UC-B and who currently work in “non-ideal theory.” Non-ideal theory is moral and political philosophy that takes as its starting point the extreme injustices that characterize our real world circumstances.


In addition to presentations by former CU-B students, there will be three keynote addresses.  One will be given by Claudia Card, Emma Goldman Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Card is a past president of the Central Division of the American Philosophical Association, whose research in ethics and social/political philosophy focuses conceptual, normative, and practical issues ofn evil and injustice. The second keynote will be given by Elizabeth V. Spelman, Barbara Richmond 1940 Professor in the Humanities, at Smith College, who is currently working on a book about the human relationship with waste. The third keynote will be presented by Alison Jaggar, who will reflect on changes in moral and political philosophy resulting from her work, and sketch the future terrain of moral and political non-ideal theory.

 

During both days, a series of panels will be presented by former students whose dissertations were supervised by Professor Jaggar. They include (in no order):


  • Corwin Aragon: Concordia College
  • Amandine Catala, Université du Québec à Montréal
  • Annaleigh Curtis:  Harvard Law School
  • Barrett Emerick:  St. Mary’s College of Maryland
  • Abigail Gosselin: Regis University
  • Peter Higgins: Eastern Michigan University
  • Richard A. Jones: Howard University (retired)
  • Hye Ryoung Kang: University of Nevada, Reno
  • Audra King: Central Connecticut State University
  • Dan Lowe, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Ryan Mott: Marquette University
  • Heidi Petersen: National University
  • Maureen Sander-Staudt: Southwest Minnesota State University
  • Theresa Tobin: Marquette University
  • Kacey Warren: University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Shelley Wilcox: San Francisco State University
  • Scott Wisor: University of Birmingham, UK
  • Jason Wyckoff: University of Utah
  • Lijun Yuan: Texas State University

 

Each panelist will pre-circulate a previously unpublished paper.  Panels will include presentations of ten minutes by each of three philosophers, followed by forty-five minutes of discussion.

There is no registration fee for the conference, “In the Unjust Meantime,” which is open to RoME participants and all members of the CU and Boulder communities.

 

 

 








past

RoME 2013
RoME 2012
RoME 2011
RoME 2010
RoME 2009
RoME 2008

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