***CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE HUMAN RIGHTS GRADUATE
CONFERENCE, UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM 24-25TH MAY 2007 ***
RELATIVISING UNIVERSALISM? – DEBATING THE FUTURE OF HUMAN RIGHTS
The Centre for Global Ethics (University of Birmingham) is pleased to announce its inaugural Human Rights and Global Ethics Graduate Conference.
The conference will take place 24th – 25th May 2007 at the University of Birmingham. We invite papers for consideration from graduate students, from relevant fields (including cultural studies, sociology, politics, philosophy, law, religious studies and history).
Please submit your abstracts for blind review as Word attachments, maximum 500 words, to firstname.lastname@example.org, by 20th April 2007.
Papers that deal with the following questions and the following topics are welcome:
Is there a true conflict between the cultural relativist and universalist?
If so, how can this conflict be overcome, theoretically and practically?
Do we need a "third way" after all?
Political implications of universal human rights
Political viability of Cultural/Universal Human Rights
The role of intercultural dialogue in establishing a minimal human rights framework
The limitations of current international human rights law
Moral theory and Human Rights
Minority and group rights, including women's rights, within the framework of universal human rights.
Has the "War on Terrorism" impeded the human rights movement?
For further information, please contact Harriet Hoffler (PhD student) and Anna Müller-Funk (MSc student) on: email@example.com or visit http://graduateconference.googlepages.com
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***APOLOGIES FOR ANY CROSS POSTING***
Anna Mueller-Funk or Harriet Hoffler
Centre for the Study of Global Ethics
Department of Philosophy
School of Social Sciences
University of Birmingham
Birmingham, B15 2TT
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