CONFERENCE – Intergenerational Justice, University of York, 19-20 September 2013

The University of York’s School of Politics, Economics and Philosophy is joining forces with the Intergenerational Foundation to present a two-day conference on intergenerational justice in September 2013, featuring Norman Daniels (Harvard), Anca Gheaus (Sheffield), Axel Gosseries (UCLouvain), Andy Harrop (the Fabian Society), Clare Coatman (Friends of the Earth), Shiv Malik (The Guardian), and many more.


The main goal of the conference is to discuss different conceptions of intergenerational justice and their concrete implications for policy-oriented issues.  We want to foster a discussion on the meaning and demands of intergenerational fairness, and to spur a debate between competing conceptions of intergenerational justice.

In addition, we hope that the papers and discussion will consider implications for issues that have a strong intergenerational dimension such as pensions, housing, democratic participation/representation, jobs, internships, and education.  The emphasis will be on issues of justice between age groups and overlapping generations rather than on distant future generations.