It’s that time of the year again, when a number of us will be separated from our family (for better or for worse), owing to the dates (Dec 27 to Dec 30) of the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association. Here is a poll to see whether you think the dates of the Eastern APA should be changed. Do feel free to explain your rationale.

6 and 7 October 2011
University of Minho, Braga, Portugal

The Centre for Humanistic Studies of the University of Minho (CEHUM) is sponsoring an international conference on distributive justice in health which will take place in Braga the 6th and 7th of October 2011.

University of Colorado, Boulder
August 4-7, 2011

The Center for Values and Social Policy in the Philosophy Department at the University of Colorado, Boulder is pleased to invite paper proposals for the fourth annual RoME congress. Papers from all areas of ethics and political theory are invited. To encourage the participation of junior scholars, the University of Colorado will be awarding a Young Ethicist Prize of $500 for most meritorious submission. The prize competition is open to any participating untenured philosopher (including, but not limited to, tenure-track faculty, instructors, and graduate students).

April 8-9, 2011

The Committee for the Graduate Conference in Political Theory at Princeton University welcomes papers concerning any period, methodological approach or topic in political theory, political philosophy, or the history of political thought. Approximately eight papers will be accepted.

Each session, led by a discussant from Princeton, will be focused exclusively on one paper and will feature an extensive question and answer period with Princeton faculty and students. Papers will be pre-circulated among conference participants.

The keynote address will be given by Professor Patchen Markell of the University of Chicago.

March 26, 2011
McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Invited Speakers:
Gustaf Arrhenius (Stockholm)
Ben Bradley (Syracuse)
Rahul Kumar (Queen’s)

How do we decide the optimal size of future population? What is the value of a future individual’s life? What do we owe to future individuals? Is social contract with future individuals possible? Is it better or worse to add an extra person to the world? How do we weigh the life of a present person and the life of a future person? This workshop will offer an opportunity to discuss these fundamental ethical questions and to examine the recent theoretical discussions provoked by Derek Parfit (Reasons and Persons), John Broome (Weighing Lives), Tim Mulgan (Future People) and so on.

Welcome Kimberley Brownlee!
By S. Matthew Liao

It’s a great pleasure to welcome Kimberley Brownlee as a Contributor on Ethics Etc. Kimberley is a Senior Lecturer in Political Philosophy at the University of Manchester. She is also the Honorary Secretary of the Society for Applied Philosophy and the Reviews Editor for Res Publica. Kimberley works in moral and legal philosophy, and has published a number of articles in journals such as Ethics, Philosophical Studies, and the Journal of Applied Philosophy, and has a forthcoming book with OUP entitled Demands of Conscience: An Essay on Protest and Punishment. Welcome aboard, Kimberley!

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