Philosophy Prof Miller to Discuss Globalization, Justice at Feb. 23 Human Rights Conference

Richard W. Miller, Wyn and William Y. Hutchinson Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Program on Ethics and Public Life at Cornell University, will discuss “After the American Century: Globalization, Justice, and the Global Power Shift,” on Thursday, February 23 at 12:15 p.m. in the Sutherland Moot Courtroom at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law.

Miller’s recent work on global justice has concerned such topics as duties toward the global poor, the relationship between transnational duties and duties toward compatriots, the ethics of war, moral problems of globalization and global climate change, and the moral implications of American power. His work on social justice has concerned such topics as the moral foundations of egalitarianism, the moral status of group loyalties and the proper political role of evaluations of ways of life. His many writings in political philosophy, ethics and the philosophy of science include Analyzing Marx (1984), Fact and Method (1987), Moral Differences (1992), and Globalizing Justice: The Ethics of Poverty and Power (2010).

Miller’s February 23 discussion is the keynote address of the University of Utah Barbara L. and Norman C. Tanner Center for Nonviolent Human Rights Advocacy’s Sixth Annual Conference on Human Rights, Conflict Resolution, Non-Violence, and Peace.  The title of this year’s conference is Economic Globalization, Crisis, and the Common Good. 

More information on the event available here

Hiram Chodosh, dean of the College of Law, will welcome attendees, and Tony Anghie, Professor of Law, will introduce Miller.

The talk is free and open to the public. A light lunch will be provided to attendees. Free parking is available, no permit required, in the Rice Eccles Stadium lot.