Philosophy Conference Promotes Economic Justice and Human Rights

RIT hosts national scholars in law, economics and ethics

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A. Sue Weisler

Wade Robison

The development of national and international standards to promote economic justice and the creation of new policies, business practices and societal mores to accomplish this goal are the focus of the 2010 national conference of the International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy.

The scholarly symposium will be hosted by Rochester Institute of Technology from Oct. 21 to 23. The event will feature scholars and students from across the country presenting papers and commentaries on different aspects of economic justice including human rights and sustainable economic development.

“Economic justice is an incredibly important principle in modern public policy, international relations and business development,” notes Wade Robison, the Ezra A. Hale Chair in Applied Ethics at RIT and president of the American Section of the International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy. “This conference seeks to increase the dialogue between faculty, researchers and students in the field to improve how economic justice can be implemented in all aspects of society.”

The International Association was founded in 1909 and focuses on the cultivation and promotion of legal and social philosophy, ethics and development around the world. The national conference began in 1966 with the goal of increasing open discussion and debate among scholars and promotion of the latest research in the field.

For more information about the conference and the American Section, visit