Fall COMPAS Conference

August 29, 2016
Thursday, September 22, 2016 to Friday, September 23, 2016
11th Floor, Thompson Library, 1858 Neil Ave.
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COMPAS is a series of year-long conversations on morality, politics, and society organized by the Center for Ethics and Human Values. The theme for the 2016-17 COMPAS program is inequality. It kicks off with a major interdisciplinary conference that aims to engage a general audience by focusing on four intersecting policy issues: mass incarceration, neighborhoods and social inequality, health disparities, and economic inequality and democracy. These issues raise important questions about poverty and opportunity, individual well-being and institutional justice, and the rights and responsibilities of democratic citizenship. They also cause us to reflect on the social and political effects of class, race, gender, and other factors. Richard Wilkinson, author of The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger (Bloomsbury, 2011, with Kate Pickett), will give the keynote address.

Read more at go.osu.edu/compasfall

Conference Schedule:

Thursday, September 22, 2016

1:15p - 1:30p: Welcoming Remarks

1:30p - 3:00p: Session 1: Why and when does inequality matter?

•  Speakers: Derrick Darby (Philosophy, Michigan), Rekha Nath (Philosophy, Alabama)

•  Moderator: Don Hubin (CEHV and Philosophy emeritus, Ohio State)

3:30p - 5:30p: Session 2: Keynote, Title TBA

•  Speakers: Richard Wilkinson (Social Epidemiology, Nottingham, emeritus)

•  Moderator: Michael Neblo (CEHV and Political Science, Ohio State)

5:30p - 6:30p: Reception

Friday, September 23, 2016

8:45a - 9:00a: Welcoming Remarks

9:00a - 10:30a: Session 3: Mass Incarceration

•  Speakers: Townsand Price-Spratlen (Sociology and AAAS, Ohio State), Sara Wakefield (Criminal Justice, Rutgers)

•  Moderator: Hasan Kwame Jeffries (History, Ohio State)

10:45a - 12:15p: Session 4: Neighborhoods and Social Inequality

•  Speakers: Rachel Kleit (Knowlton School, Ohio State), Christopher Browning (Sociology, Ohio State)

•  Moderator: Rachel Dwyer (Sociology, OSU)

2:00p - 3:45p: Session 5: Health Disparities

•  Speakers: Paula Braveman (Family and Community Medicine, UCSF), Robert Fullilove (Public Health, Columbia)

•  Speaker/Moderator: William Gardner (Child Psychiatry and Epidemiology, Ottawa) 

4:15p - 5:45p: Session 6: Economic Inequality and Democracy

•  Speakers: Jason Brennan (Philosophy, Georgetown), Jeffrey Winters (Political Science, Northwestern)

•  Moderator: Eric MacGilvray (CEHV and Political Science, Ohio State)

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