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International Symposium on Global Justice: Sept. 20-12

Oliva Blanchette, one of the symposium presenters

By Boston College office of news and public affairs

Published: Sept. 16, 2013

Boston College will host an “International Symposium on Global Justice and Responsibility” Sept. 20-21 that will feature speakers from around the globe addressing issues of justice, cultural traditions and globalization. All sessions will be held in Stokes Hall, Room 195 S. Sponsors are: the Philosophy Department and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

For more information, contact Philosophy Professor Oliva Blanchette at

 Speakers and topics are as follows:

 Session 1 @ 2:30 PM on Fri., Sept. 20
Oliva Blanchette of Boston College: “The Problem of Global Justice in a Corporate Global Economy”

Feorillo A. Demetrio III of Manila: “Young’s Theory of Structural Justice and Collective Responsibility"

Session 2 @ 4:00 PM on Fri., Sept. 20
Charles Derber of Boston College: “A Critique of  Corporate Globalization”

Ramesh Chandra Sinha of New Delhi: “Global Justice and National Identity”

Session 3 @  9:00 AM on Sat., Sept. 21
Micah Lott of Boston College: Exploitation and Living Wages: Whose Responsibility?

Sayed Hassan Hussaini of Afghanistan: “The Conjunction Between the Qhuranic Justice and Islamic Civilization”

Session 4 @ 10:30 AM on Sat. Sept. 21
Aspen Brinton of Boston College:  “Responsibility and Recognition: Generating Justice through Action”

Dan Chitoiu of Romania: “To Live a Good Life With and For Others: Justice as Hierarchical Participation to Good”

Round Table @ 1:30 PM on Sat. Sept. 21
Ogugua Patricia Anwuluorah of Nigeria: “African Cultural Values in the 21st Century: Approach of Justice and Responsibility

David J. Klassen of Vancouver: “Justice as Love in Aquinas”

Sreelekha Mishra in Indore: “Understanding Justice in a Multicultural Society: Indian Perspective”

Xu Haiming of Shanghai: “Responsibility in the Confucian Tradition”