Pre-conference Workshop “Child Poverty in Times of Crisis”
The aim of this workshop is to explore child poverty from a political philosophical perspective. Despite an increase of the political philosophical literature on poverty, especially poverty in the global South, the particular form of child poverty has not gained much attention. Topics include child poverty as a problem of social and global justice, parental rights and duties under the circumstances of poverty, the rights of children living in poverty or responsibilities of different agents of justice towards children in poverty.
Invited speakers for the workshop:
There is no registration fee for the workshop but if you want to stay for the main conference on August 25 & 26, 2016, you need to register for it!
Please send your proposal (500 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org until January 31, 2016. Every speaker will have 25 minutes for presentation followed by 20 minutes for discussion.
This workshop is organized by the Salzburg research group on “Social Justice and Child Poverty”, funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF): P26480.
More information here: www.uni-salzburg.at/zea/childpoverty
About the Conference “Child Poverty in Times of Crisis”
Keynote Speakers: Mario Biggeri (Florence) & Lucinda Platt (LSE)
The aim of this conference is threefold: (1) to discuss how different crises (like the recent economic downturn, political instability, natural disasters or (civil) war) affect child poverty; (2) to reveal the consequences such crises have on children living in poverty and their families as well as to show how they respond; and, finally, (3) to provide suggestions for international, national and local policy designs for the reaction to such crises. We are interested in bringing together empirical and theoretical papers and in discussing the normative and ethical issues attached to child poverty and related policy making.
The conference fee is 150 Euros (75 Euros for students) and covers the conference folder, coffee breaks, two lunches, the reception on Thursday evening, the conference dinner on Friday and a guided city tour.
Organised by the Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research (University of Salzburg) and the Austrian chapter of Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP).
Conference homepage: www.uni-salzburg.at/childpoverty2016