CFP: Global Justice: Norms and Limits

International Conference 
Global Justice: Norms and Limits

Bucharest, 10 – 12 May, 2012
Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest

Worldwide suffering caused by large-scale famine as well as poverty, human rights violations, military interventions or environmental degradation have a global dimension, because those responsible are not only individuals, but also states and international institutions. Recently, what some have perceived as global injustices related to military interventions and economic exploitation seem to motivate terrorist and piracy attacks that cause indiscriminate suffering. Having gained an unprecedented urgency, the topic of global justice has received increasingly public and academic attention, and has lately become a central issue in moral and political philosophy. Our conference seeks to be a forum for discussing the most important theories of global justice, their central concepts and constraints.

Keynote and guest speakers include: Thomas Pogge (Yale), David Miller (Oxford), Hillel Steiner (Manchester), Véronique Zanetti (Bilefield), Sebastiano Maffettone (Roma), Paula Casal (Barcelona), Andreas Føllesdal (Oslo), and Lea Ypi (Oxford).

The conference will be held at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest. The conference is organized by the The Center for the Study of Rationality and Beliefs

Submission of papers

We welcome papers concerning any topic related to global justice.

Contributions are expected from researchers from different academic fields who are interested in the outlined topic or in closely related ones.

Students are also invited to submit papers for the conference, as we intend to organize a student panel.

Abstracts should be sent by e-mail as attachment at until the 30th of  January 2012. The deadline for submitting the full version of your paper is the 1st of  March 2012. Along with the abstract, please send us your contact details: current affiliation, address and telephone number.

The organizers cannot support any travel or accommodation costs.



The organizers intend to publish a volume including papers from the conference. Acceptance of the paper for the conference does not guarantee the inclusion in the proceedings. We kindly remind you that by submitting the paper you implicitly agree to allow its publication in the conference proceedings.

For easier post-conference editorial work, it would be best if you would format your paper using Chicago style of reference, but this is not a formal condition for the publication.



The conference programme will be available soon at the following address:


The Conference will be held at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest.


The address is: Splaiul Independenţei 204, Sector 6, postcode 060024, Bucharest, Romania.


You can access one of Bucharest’ on-line maps here:


Mircea Tobosaru
Assistant Professor

Department of Social Sciences

Politehnica University of Bucharest

PhD Student
Department of Philosophy
University of Bucharest

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *