GLOBAL JUSTICE PROGRAM

at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale

Global Justice Program

JOHN RAWLS: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE

Yale University, Connecticut Hall, The Faculty Room
November 30, 2012
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9:00–9:30 REGISTRATION

9:30–9:45 Welcome
Tamar Szabó Gendler, (Chair, Department of Philosophy, Yale University)

RAWLS IN CONTEXT: THE EARLY DAYS

9:45–10:45 First Session
Chair/Moderator: Paul Weithman, (University of Notre Dame)
Andrius Gališanka (University of California, Berkeley)
“John Rawls’s Early Positivism”

10:45–11:45 Second Session
Chair/Moderator: Daniel A. Dombrowski, (Seattle University)
P. MacKenzie Bok (St. John’s College, University of Cambridge)
“Personhood and the Nature of Morality in the Early Rawls”

11:45–12:00 COFFEE BREAK

BETWEEN CORRECTION AND DISTRIBUTION

12:00–1:00 Third Session
Chair/Moderator: Carmen Dege, (Yale University)
Andrei Poama (International Fox Fellow, Yale University – Sciences Po, Paris, France)
“Just Punishment? One Thing You Always Wanted to Know about Rawls but Were Afraid to Ask Aristotle"

1:00–02:30 LUNCH BREAK

THE PRIVATE, THE PUBLIC, AND THE SEMI-PUBLIC

2:30–3:45 Fourth Session
Chair/Moderator: Andrew Lister, (Queen’s University)
Esha Senchaudhuri (School of Public Health, Harvard University)
“Political Reasonableness in a Sympathetic Liberalism” (Presentation); and
Kyle Adams (University of California, Davis)
“Public, Semi-Public, and Non-Public Reasons: The Scope of Neutrality in Public Discourse” (Response)

3:45–4:00 COFFEE BREAK

BEYOND BORDERS
4:00–5:00 Fifth Session
Chair/Moderator: Lea Brilmayer, (Yale Law School)
Timothy Waligore (McGill University, Canada)
“Rawls, Race, and a Historicized Difference Principle”

5:00–6:00 Sixth Session
Chair/Moderator: Jon Mandle, (SUNY at Albany)
Hyunseop Kim (Stanford University)
“What’s the Point of Rawls’s Extensions?”

6:00–6:10 Conclusion (Mardy Rawls)

6:10–7:30 RECEPTION

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