Spring 2013: Justice Beyond National Boundaries

We've supplied the following videos to provide a taste of the speakers and the types of subjects they will be discussing. Their actual Colloquium presentations will be more aligned with the themes outlined in the colloquium schedule.

Kit Wellman: What is the best way to evaluate the relative moral value of human behavior?"

Kit Wellman, Chair and Professor, Philosophy, Washington University in St. Louis
Kit Wellman's most recent writing is concerned with the social and political philosophy of immigration, borders and human rights. You can also listen to a podcast interview with him on Public Ethics Radio.

Thomas Christiano: A Democratic Approach to the Legitimacy of International Institutions

Thomas Christiano, Philosophy, University of Arizona
Thomas Christiano's current research is mainly in moral and political philosophy with emphases on democratic theory, distributive justice and global justice.

Mark Jaccard: Climate policy and academic research: Is there a connection?

Mark Jaccard, School of Resource and Environmental Management, SFU (wikipedia)
Mark Jaccard develops and applies models that assess sustainability policies for energy and materials, and directs the Canadian Industrial Energy End-use Data and Analysis Centre. In 2009 he was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada .

Melissa Williams: Conference introductory remarks

Melissa Williams, Professor of Political Theory and founding Director of the Centre for Ethics at the University of Toronto
Her general research focus is on contemporary democratic theory, a focus that frequently addresses core concepts in political philosophy through the lens of group-structured inequality, social and political marginalization, and cultural and religious diversity.

Rob Williams: The importance of understanding Federal Indian Law

Rob Williams, E. Thomas Sullivan Professor of Law and American Indian Studies, University of Arizona
Rob Williams is a member of the Lumbee Indian Tribe of North Carolina and a recipient of many awards and honours for his research into Indian rights and the legal history of racism. He has also served as Chief Justice for the Court of Appeals, Pascua Yaqui Indian Reservation, and as Justice for the Court of Appeals and trial judge pro tem for the Tohono O’odham Nation.

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond interviewed by David Berner

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Representative for Children and Youth, Province of British Columbia (wikipedia)
Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, a member of the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, has been named by Time magazine as one of the "100 Global Leaders of Tomorrow" and one of the "Top 20 Canadian Leaders for the 21st Century." She has been a lawyer, a judge, and a tenured professor of law at Dalhousie University.

Anke Hoeffler, Centre for the Study of African Economies
Anke Hoeffler's research interests are mainly in the areas of economic growth and the economics of conflict. She is also a senior associate member at the International Peace Research Institute Oslo where she participates in an interdisciplinary study of the relationship between development aid and civil war.