Academic conference

Conference: Creating Capabilities: Sources and Consequences for Law and Social Policy

Date: 
04.23.2010 - 04.24.2010
Location: 
The University of Chicago Law School

This conference, organized by James Heckman, Martha Nussbaum and Robert Pollak, examines a variety of conceptions of human capability, including the Human Development and Capabilities Approach in relation to the recent literature on the economics, neuroscience, and psychology of human development in order to enrich both fields.

Conference on Comparative Constitutional Design

Date: 
10.16.2009 - 10.17.2009
Location: 
Room V

Comparative constitutional design is a topic of increasing theoretical and practical importance, and yet the state of knowledge is still fairly rudimentary.  We still know relatively little about design processes; about the relationship of processes to outcomes; and about the consequences of particular institutional choices.  This two day conference will bring together the best minds

Faculty: 
Tom Ginsburg
Faculty: 
Aziz Huq
Faculty: 
Martha Nussbaum
Faculty: 
Eric Posner
Faculty: 
David A. Strauss

Conference: Rethinking the Genealogy of Morals

Date: 
10.02.2009 - 10.03.2009

Sponsored by the Center for Law, Philosophy & Human Values at the University of Chicago Law School

Where did our "morality"-- our moral sense, our moral intuitions, our dispositions to make particular kinds of moral judgments--come from?  And does its origin have any bearing on the value,  justification, or credibility of our morality?

Akbar Ganji: "Solutions to the Problem of Gender Discrimination in Islam"

Gender inequality in a variety of forms exists in all religious traditions. Contemporary Muslims in order to solve this problem and reconcile their religious heritage with the modern world have proposed various solutions to this dilemma. This talk will examine these proposed solutions as well as assess the strengths and weakness of these approaches.

Contested Commodities: Reframing the Debate on Financial Incentives in the Supply of Genetic Materials

Date: 
04.04.2008

Recent tissue and organ scandals expose the fault lines in human biological supply and demand in the United States. These scandals spread across the front pages of newspapers, reading like plots from B grade horror movies, revealing bizarre happenings at funeral homes, crematoriums, and even medical schools.

Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein
Faculty: 
Lior Strahilevitz
Faculty: 
Lee Fennell
Faculty: 
Mary Anne Case
Faculty: 
Anup Malani

The Going Private Phenomenon: Causes and Implications

Date: 
06.20.2008 - 06.21.2008

The past several years have seen an unprecedented number of public companies becoming privately held. There have been hundreds of "going private" transactions over the past few years, including companies such as: BellCanada ($33 billion), Alltel ($28 billion), SunGuard Data Systems ($11 billion), Beatrice Companies ($8 billion), and Toys "R" Us ($6 billion).

Faculty: 
M. Todd Henderson
Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein

Emotion in Context: Exploring the Interaction between Emotions and Legal Institutions

Date: 
05.09.2008 - 05.10.2008

Friday, May 9 

  • 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
  • 9:30 a.m. Welcome by Dean Saul Levmore
  • 9:45 a.m. Introduction by Susan Bandes 
  • 10:00 a.m.
Faculty: 
Mary Anne Case
Faculty: 
Martha Nussbaum
Faculty: 
Richard A. Epstein

China's Economic Transformation

Date: 
07.14.2008 - 07.18.2008

2008 Chicago Conference

University of Chicago Graduate School of Business
Gleacher Center 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60611 USA

Sponsored by the University of Chicago Law School, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and the Coase Foundation

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