Jan 182013
 January 18, 2013

For more than 30 years, James Nickel has provided a clear voice on human rights and mentored students in human rights law and theory, jurisprudence, and political philosophy. In honor of his distinguished career and work, KIE will be hosting a conference on March 22-23. Panel topics include Morality to Law, Human Rights and Democracy, Global Justice and the Resource Curse, Justifying Human Rights with Linkage Arguments, and Human Rights and Dignity.

The conference is free and open to the public. Panel sessions will be held in room 101 of the West Duke Building. For more information, contact Kelly Lipford, kelly.lipford@duke.edu.

Sponsored by Trinity College of Arts & Sciences at Duke, Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Center for International and Comparative Law at Duke Law School, University of Miami Law School, the Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke Philosophy, and University of Miami Philosophy

Conference Schedule

Friday, March 22

9:45-10:00 am: Welcome, Allen Buchanan

10:00 am- 12:30 pm: From Morality to Law
John Tasioulas, University College London, Law
Allen Buchanan, Duke, Philosophy and Law
Pablo Gilabert, Concordia University of Montreal, Philosophy (Commentator)
Adam Etinson, CUNY, Philosophy (Commentator)
Gerald Postema, UNC, Philosophy (Moderator)

12:30-2:00 pm: Lunch break

2:00 pm-3:40 pm: Human Rights and Democracy
Thomas Christiano, University of Arizona, Philosophy and Law
Kristen Hessler, SUNY-Albany, Philosophy (Commentator)
Julian Culp, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Philosophy (Moderator)

4:20 pm-6:00 pm: Global Justice and the Resource Curse
Leif Wenar, King’s College London, Law
Erika Weinthal, Duke, Nicholas School of the Environment and Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute (Commentator)
Andreas Follesdal, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, Law (Moderator)

6:30pm-7:30 pm: Reception

Saturday, March 23

9:00 am-10:40: Justifying Human Rights with Linkage Arguments
Jim Nickel, University of Miami Law and Philosophy
Elizabeth Ashford, St. Andrew’s University, Philosophy (Commentator)
Gopal Sreenivasan, Duke, Philosophy (Moderator)

11:00 am-12:30 pm: Human Rights and Dignity
Charles Beitz, Princeton, Political Science Theory
Bas Van der Vossen, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Philosophy (Commentator)
David Wong, Duke, Philosophy (Moderator)

12:45-2:30 pm: Lunch with Panel Discussion on Future Directions for Human Rights Theory
Robin Kirk, Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute
Monica Hakimi, University of Michigan Law School, Philosophy
Rowan Cruft, University of Stirling, Philosophy
Kit Wellman, Washington University in St. Louis, Philosophy (Moderator and panelist)