“Poverty, Coercion, and Human Rights” Call for Papers

April 13-15, 2012

Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago invites submissions from Loyola graduate students in philosophy for a graduate student session of the “Poverty, Coercion, and Human Rights” conference.  This conference is premised on the belief that there is an the urgent need for philosophers and scholars in closely related disciplines to explore (1) the ways in which poverty impacts individual agency and can function coercively with respect to choice and action, (2) the implications of poverty’s negative impact on individual agency with respect to conceptualizing and realizing social and economic human rights, and (3) the relations between non-fulfillment of social and economic human rights and sex trafficking, slavery, and economically-driven migration.

The format for the Graduate Student session of the conference is as follows:

  • One 15 minute introduction to the selected graduate papers
  • Three 20 minute paper presentations, each followed by a 15 minute discussion
  • All papers will be presented in a plenary session

The call for papers is limited to Loyola University philosophy graduate students, and all submissions will be anonymously reviewed by a philosophy department faculty committee.

Papers should be no more than 3,000 words.  Your document should include:

  • a cover page with your name, email address, paper title, exact word count, and a list of department faculty that you worked with or consulted on the paper.
  • your paper, with no identifying information included.

Please send your submission in one document to Randy Newman:

Submission deadline is November 1, 2011.


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