Speakers and Bios

Amy Allen
Parents Distinguished Research Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy, Dartmouth College
Title of Conference Paper:  “Cosmopolitanism and Its Discontents:  The Power of Human Rights”
Author of: The Power of Feminist Theory: Domination, Resistance, Solidarity (Westview, 1999) and The Politics of Our Selves: Power, Autonomy, and Gender in Contemporary Critical Theory (Columbia University Press, 2008)

Claudia Card
Emma Goldman Professor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin Madison (Affiliate Professor in Jewish Studies, LGBT Studies, Women’s Studies, Affiliate Professor in Environmental Studies)
Title of Conference Paper:  “Surviving Poverty”
Author of: The Atrocity Paradigm: A Theory of Evil (Oxford, 2002), The Unnatural Lottery: Character and Moral Luck (Temple, 1996).

John Christman
Professor of Philosophy, Political Science, and Women’s Studies, Penn State University
Title of Conference Paper:  “Fractured Agency: Human Trafficking Survivors and the (Re)construction of Identity”
Author of: The Politics of Persons: Individual Autonomy and Socio-Historical Selves (Cambridge University Press, 2009)
Co-editor of: Autonomy and the Challenges to Liberalism: New Essays (Cambridge University Press, 2005)

Ann Cudd
Professor of Philosophy and Associate Dean for the Humanities, University of Kansas
Title of Conference Paper:  “Agency and Intervention: How (Not) to Fight Global Poverty”
Author of: Analyzing Oppression (Oxford, 2006), Co-author of: Capitalism, For and Against: A Feminist Debate (Cambridge, 2011)

Leslie P. Francis
Distinguished Professor and Alfred C. Emery Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, University of Utah
Title of Conference Paper:  “The Human Right to Health Care and Trafficking in Persons”
Author of: Americans with Disabilities: Implications for Individuals and Institutions (Routledge, 2000), Sexual Harassment: Ethical Issues in Academic Life (Rowman and Littlefield, 2001), The Patient as Victim and Vector: Ethics and Infectious Disease (Co-author, Oxford 2009)

Hille Haker
Richard A. McCormick, SJ Chair in Catholic Moral Theology, Loyola University, Chicago
Title of Conference Paper:  “Trapped in Trafficking – How to Gain Power in a Web of Coercion”
Author of: “The Fragility of the Moral Self” (Harvard Theological Review, 2004)
Editor of: Women’s Voices in World Religions (SCM Press, 2006)

David Ingram
Professor of Philosophy, Loyola University Chicago
Title of Conference Paper:  “How Global Capitalism Violates Human Rights: Subsistence, Forced Migration, and the Failings of Normative Philosophy”
Author of: “Immigration and Social Justice” (Peace Review, 2002), Group Rights: Reconciling Equality and Difference (University Press of Kansas, 2000), Rights, Democracy, and Fulfillment in the Era of Identity Politics: Principles Compromises in a Compromised World (Rowman and Littlefield, 2004)

Alison Jaggar
College Professor of Distinction and Professor of Philosophy and Women and Gender Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder
Title of Conference Paper:  “‘Are My Hands Clean?’ Poverty, Coercion, and Gendered Exploitation”
Author of:  Feminist Politics and Human Nature (Rowman & Allanheld, and Harvester Press, 1983).
Editor of and contributor to:  Global Gender Justice. Philosophical Topics 37 (1) 2009.

Christine Koggel
Harvey Wexler Professor of Philosophy, Bryn Mawr College
Title of Conference Paper:  “Poverty and Gender: Assessing Agency by Respecting Agents”
Author of: Perspectives on Equality: Constructing a Relational Theory. (Rowman & Littlefield, 1998), “Agency and Empowerment: Embodied Realities in a Globalized World” in Agency and Embodiment, edited by Letitia Meynell, Sue Campbell, and Susan Sherwin (Penn State Press, 2010), “Empowerment and the Role of Advocacy in a Globalized World.” Ethics and Social Welfare 1 (2007), “Globalization and Women’s Paid Work: Expanding Freedom”. Feminist Economics. Special Issue: Amartya Sen’s Work and Ideas, 9 (2003), “Equality Analysis in a Global Context: A Relational Approach”. Canadian Journal of Philosophy. Supplementary Volume: Feminist Moral Philosophy, 28 (2002).

Diana Tietjens Meyers
Ignacio Ellacuría SJ Chair of Social Ethics and Professor of Philosophy, Loyola University, Chicago
Title of Conference Paper:  “Rethinking Coercion for a World of Poverty and Exploitation”
Author of: Inalienable Rights:  A Defense (Columbia University Press, 1985), Self, Society, and Personal Choice (Columbia University Press, 1989),
Gender in the Mirror: Cultural Imagery and Women’s Agency (Oxford University Press, 2002), and Being Yourself: Essays on Identity, Action, and Social Life, (Rowman and Littlefield, 2004).

James Nickel
Professor of Philosophy and Law, University of Miami
Title of Conference Paper:  “Priority Variation among Economic and Social Rights”
Author of: Making Sense of Human Rights (2nd ed., Wiley-Blackwell, 2006), “Poverty and Rights,” Philosophical Quarterly 55 (2005), “Rethinking Indivisibility: Towards a Theory of Supporting Relations between Human Rights” Human Rights Quarterly 30 (2008).

Thomas Pogge
Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs, Yale University
Title of Conference Paper:  “Coercion and Poverty: How First- and Second-Generation Human Rights Relate”
Author of: Politics as Usual: What Lies Behind the Pro-Poor Rhetoric (Polity Press, 2010), World Poverty and Human Rights: Cosmopolitan Responsibilities and Reforms (Polity Press, 2002, 2nd edition, 2008)
Editor of: Freedom From Poverty as a Human Right: Who Owes What to the Very Poor? (Oxford University Press, 2007)

Tisha Rajenda
Assistant Professor of Theology, Loyola University, Chicago
Title of Conference Paper:  “Responsibility and Justice in Theological Perspective”
Dissertation: The Rights of the Stranger: Justice, Responsibility and the Ethics of Migration;
Author of: “Sovereignty as Responsibility:  A Model for Confronting the Problems of Irregular Migration,” in Heuser, Stefan, ed.  Political Ethics and International Order.  Munster: Lit-Verlag, 2007

Katherine Kaufka Walts
Director of the Center for the Human Rights of Children and School of Law, Loyola University Chicago
Title of Conference Paper:  “The Evolution of Coercion and Modern Day Slavery in the United States”
Author of: “The Commodification of Domestic Care: Illegitimacy of Care Work and the Exploitation of Migrant Workers” Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, Fall 2003, “The T Nonimmigrant Visa and Protection and Relief for Victims of Human Trafficking, A Practitioner’s Guide” Immigration Briefings, September 2006
Testimony: U.S. Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Human Rights, presided by Senator Dick Durbin, provided testimony on recommended legal protections for victims of human trafficking, focusing on children. March 2007. http://judiciary.senate.gov/hearings/testimony.cfm?id=2613&wit_id=6202

Alan Wertheimer
Senior Research Scholar, Department of Bioethics, National Institutes of Health and Professor Emeritus, Political Science Department, University of Vermont
Title of Conference Paper:  “Poverty and Informed Consent”
Author of: Coercion (Princeton University Press, 1987), Exploitation (Princeton University Press, 1996), Consent to Sexual Relations (Cambridge University Press, 2003)