International Scholar’s Conference Hosted by Colorado State University Discusses Global Issues

Top experts from Colorado State University, the United States and Canada will come together to explore the philosophical issues raised by development, globalization and global ethics from April 21-April 23 on the Colorado State campus. The conference, free and open to the public, will include a special session of wider interest to students, faculty, staff and community from 9-11:30 a.m. on April 22 at Guggenheim Hall on the historic Oval, Laurel Street and Oval Drive.

The schedule of events follows. Unless otherwise noted, all events take place at Guggenheim Hall.

Friday, April 21

4:10 p.m., Lory Student Center, Room 230: Pre-conference Colloquium, Department of Philosophy, "Development, Globalization and Ethics." David Crocker, senior research scholar, Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, University of Maryland, will present "Development Ethics, Globalization and Soccer," and Nigel Dower, visiting professor, Colorado State University, will present "Development Ethics, Globalization and Vivaldi."

Saturday, April 22

9 a.m., Welcome to Colorado State University; Martha Denney, director of International Education and Nigel Dower, Department of Philosophy.

9:15-10:15 a.m., Deliberative Participation in Local Development; Jane Kneller, chair, Department of Philosophy and David Crocker, Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, University of Maryland.

10:45-11:45 a.m., The Legitimacy of the State; James Cooney, associate provost for International Programs and Mathias Risse, Harvard University.

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., lunch break

1-2 p.m., Transnational Inequalities and Democratic Functioning; Jay Drydyk, Carleton University, Canada.

2-3 p.m., The Poorest of the Poor: Justice and the Feminization of Global Poverty; Alison Jaggar, University of Colorado-Boulder.

4-5 p.m., On the Interdependence and Alleged Indivisibility of Human Rights; Jim Nickel, University of Arizona.

5-6 p.m., Some Ethical Issues in International Environmental Negotiations; Kathryn Hochstetler and Michele Betsill, Department of Political Science.

Sunday, April 23

9-10 a.m., Development, Justice, and Human Rights; Charles Jones, University of Western Ontario, Canada.

10-11 a.m., Is there a Right to Water? Nigel Dower, Colorado State University.

There is no formal advanced registration fee for this conference. However, RSVP is required by sending e-mail to Karen Gardenier,, or Jan Lee Cordova,

Funding for this program comes from a grant to the Office of International Programs from the U.S. Department of Education, Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Languages Initiative, Colorado State University International Education and Office of International Programs, the College of Liberal Arts and the Department of Philosophy.

For additional information, contact Karen Gardenier or Martha Denney of International Programs at 970-491-5917 or Nigel Dower or Jan Lee Cordova of the Department of Philosophy at 970-491-6315.