Category Archives: Event

Talk in Health Equity Series

Today I give a talk in the Theme Equity in Health organized by various medical departments here at Umeå University. The title was “Frameworks for public health decision-making: What values? What priorities?”, a slight modification of my Münster talk earlier this fall.

Talk at Umeå workshop

My fellow participants in the research project “Close personal relationships, children and the family”, Daniela Cutas and Anca Gheaus, organize a workshop here at Umeå university today and tomorrow. Today I talk under the heading “Decoupling Parenthood and Romantic Relationships”, arguing for the conceptual, and perhaps even in practice, decoupling or disentangling of these two types of relationships.

Invited talk – Münster

Today I give a talk to the Centre for Advanced Study in Bioethics in Münster, on how we should make decisions regarding public health issues.

Manchester Presentation

Today, at the Mancept Workshops in Political Theory, I present some thoughts on the room for reproductive liberty in the face of the environmental challenges we face today. The talk is part of a workshop organized by Christian Münthe, on Reproductive Public Health Ethics.

Yokohama presentation

Today, at the Congress of the International Society for Utilitarian Studies, in Yokohama, Japan, I present the basics of a population axiology that provides substantial neutrality for additions (that is it means that adding a new life to an existing population does not make that population better).

Workshop documentation

The workshop Respecting Context-Dependent Preferences, which I organized at Umeå University March 21-22,  was filmed by Sam Wren-Lewis. Today this documentation is made freely available here.

Workshop: Respecting Context-dependent Preferences

Today and tomorrow, I run a workshop on this theme at Umeå University. Speakers include:

Richard Arneson (UC San Diego)
Luc Bovens (London School of Economics)
Sarah Conly (Bowdoin/Chicago)
Jason Hanna (Northern Illinois)
Sven Ove Hansson (KTH, Stockholm)
Kalle Grill (Umeå)
Fabienne Peter (Warwick)
Danny Scoccia (New Mexico State)
Robert Sugden (East Anglia)
Torbjörn Tännsjö (Stockholm)

All pre-registered participants welcome!

Program and further info here.

Invited talk to research network

Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Forschung in Bielefeld, Germany, is currently hosting a research network on Normative Aspects of Public Health, organized by Thomas Schramme and Stefan Huster. Yesterday and today the network hosted a workshop on “Individual Liberty and Problems of Justice in Public Health Ethics”. I was invited to present, together with four other international guests. I titled my talk “The Place of Liberty in Public Health”.

“Shaping the context and content of food choices”

Annual EurSafe conference on The Ethics of Consumption starts today. I will be presenting on: “Shaping the context and content of food choices”. Conference papers are already published in a book from Wageningen Academic Publishers, edited by conference organizers Helena Röcklingsberg and Per Sandin.

Panel at Mancept Workshops in Political Theory

Today and tomorrow I am convening a panel on Paternalism and Libertarian Paternalism. Here is the program:

  • Emma Bullock, University of Southampton – Paternalism Redefined
  • Michael Cholbi, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona – Paternalism’s Domain and Our Rational Powers
  • Tom Walker, Queen’s University Belfast – Paternalism and Populations
  • Nicolas Cornell, University of Pennsylvania – Three Theories of Paternalism
  • Peter Schaber, University of Zürich – Who Has the Right to Interfere?
  • Kalle Grill, Umeå University – Rational and Nonrational influence
  • Johannes Drerup, University of Münster – The Hidden Insults of Anti-paternalism: A Liberal Perfectionist Case for Libertarian Paternalism
  • Andres Moles, Central European University – Nudge, Anti-perfectionism, and Manipulation
  • Danny Scoccia, New Mexico State University – Paternalism and Manipulation