Conference & Workshop on Ethics and Development:

The Capability Approach in Practice

April 11 - 13
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This workshop/conference's purpose is to explore the practical value of the Capability Approach, first initiated by Nobel laureate Amartya K. Sen. In addition, participants will be discussing how best to move forward with a new interdisciplinary doctoral specialization in ethics and development at MSU.
The workshop/conference will consist of one evening panel discussion and five half-day sessions, focusing on the Capability Approach in theory and practice in the areas of
  • human rights and political development,
  • economic and environmental development, and
  • social development.

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Each session will have practitioners and representatives from agencies and organizations working in the field in these areas as well as scholars and researchers. There will also be a final half-day session on the new doctoral specialization.
Sponsors: International Studies & Programs; Office of the Provost; Graduate School; Center for Advanced Study of International Development, Women & International Development Program, African Studies Center, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies; W.K. Kellogg Chair in Agricultural, Food, and Community Ethics; Department of Philosophy; College of Agriculture and Natural Resources; College of Arts and Letters; Institute of International Agriculture (all at MSU); and also the International Development Ethics Association (IDEA) and the University of Michigan-Dearborn