Liberty, Justice & the Environment
Weekend Conference at Stonehill College
April 19-20, 2013
Undergraduate students and recent graduates are invited to join the Institute for Humane Studies and co-host Stonehill College for a weekend-long discussion on the relationships between liberty, justice, and the environment.
Lectures and discussions will invite participants to grapple with questions such as “How might we use markets to improve the environment” and “What should we do with conflicting views of justice?” Speakers will present competing points of view and unpack a variety of ideas drawing upon thinkers like Robert Nozick, Ronald Coase, Karl Marx, F.A. Hayek, and Adam Smith, and John Rawls.
- April 19-20 (Friday afternoon through Saturday evening)
- Stonehill College (view map)
- What is the proper role of government?
- What type or kind of justice takes precedence where they conflict?
- How might one use markets to improve the environment?
Eligibility: Undergraduates and recent graduates welcome.
Location: Stonehill College, Martin Institute auditorium and classrooms (view map)
- Sean Mulholland, Professor of Economics, Stonehill College
- Alexei Marcoux, Professor of Philosophy, Loyola University Chigago
- Lynne Kiesling, Professor of Economics, Northwestern University
- Aeon Skoble, Professor of Philosophy, Bridgewater State University
Lectures will include:
- “The Economic Way of Thinking”
- “Distributive Justice”
- “Legal Paternalism”
- “In Search of Fairer Trade”
- “History and Political Economy of Social Entrepreneurship in a Liberal Order”