Workshops & Conferences

CfP: Political Philosophy and Child Poverty

Pre-conference Workshop "Child Poverty in Times of Crisis"

University of Salzburg, August 24, 2016

The aim of this workshop is to explore child poverty from a political philosophical perspective. Despite an increase of the political philosophical literature on poverty, especially poverty in the global South, the particular form of child poverty has not gained much attention. Topics include child poverty as a problem of social and global justice, parental rights and duties under the circumstances of poverty, the rights of children living in poverty or responsibilities of different agents of justice towards children in poverty.  

Invited speakers for the workshop:

Colin Macleod (Victoria) & Serena Olsaretti (ICREA-Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

There is no registration fee for the workshop but if you want to stay for the main conference on August 25 & 26, 2016, you need to register for it!

Please send your proposal (500 words) to until January 31, 2016. Every speaker will have 25 minutes for presentation followed by 20 minutes for discussion.

This workshop is organized by the Salzburg research group on “Social Justice and Child Poverty”, funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF): P26480.

Homepage of the conference "Child Poverty in Times of Crisis":


Book symposium: Social Justice and Child Poverty"

Salzburg, November 24, 2015Barrierefreiheit: Kurzbeschreibung des Bildes

The new book of Gunter Graf and Gottfried Schweiger, "A Philosophical Examination of Social Justice and Child Poverty", will be presented and discussed on November 24, 2015, at the Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research. The book was published by Palgrave Macmillan in May 2015 and is freely available for download. Prof. Monika Betzler (Munich), Prof. Johannes Drerup (Koblenz-Landau) and Prof. Christian Neuhäuser (TU Dortmund) will comment on the book and discuss it with the authors. This event is held in German.

Further details can be found in the program.

The PDF of the book is available here and here on the homepage of Palgrave Macmillan.




Workshop: Child Health and JusticeBarrierefreiheit: Kurzbeschreibung des Bildes

Madrid, October 15 & 16, 2015

Together with Txetxu Ausín of the Institute of Philosophy at the Spnaish National Research Council the project team organizes an international workshop on child health and justice. The confirmed speakers are:

Txextu Ausín (Madrid), Mar Cabezas (Salzburg), Rosario Carmona (Seville), Gunter Graf (Salzburg), Bill Gardner (Dalhousie), Hinke Haisma (Groningen), Carlos Pitillas Salvá (Madrid), Gottfried Schweiger (Salzburg) und Sridhar Venkatapuram (London)

All information here:

Workshop poster as PDF




Workshop: Justice and Disadvantages during Childhood:Barrierefreiheit: Kurzbeschreibung des BildesWhat Has the Capabilities Approach to Offer?

Salzburg, 9 & 10 February 2015

The first workshop with our project partners will be held on February 9 & 10, 2015, in Salzburg. Talks will be given by the project team (Gottfried Schweiger, Gunter Graf & Mar Cabezas) as well as Mario BIggeri (Florence), Caroline Hart (Sheffield), Ortrud Leßmann (Hamburg, Colin Macleod (Victoria) and Sridhar Venkatapuram (London). See the poster for the workshop here: CDJ 2015

The program and abstract is here as a PDF.



Workshop: Children and Political Philosophy: Ethics, Justice and the Liberal State

Manchester, 8-10 September 2014

Together with Christoph Schickhardt and Johannes Drerup Gunter Graf and I organized a workshop on "Children and Political Philosophy: Ethics, Justice and the Liberal State" as part of the MANCEPT Manchester Workshops in Political Theory conference (8-10 September 2014).


The Ethics of Poverty Alleviation, Salzburg, 28 & 29 August 2014

The project team will organize a stream of panels at the conference "The Ethics of Poverty Alleviation", 28 & 29 August at the Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research.

Project Presentation, Salzburg, 22 April 2014

The project and the team was publicly presented on April 22, 2014, at the Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research. We welcomed more than 35 guests.

You can find the program her: Program Project Presentation

You can watch all talks (two in german, one in English) at Youtube and download the powerpoint presentations:

Gottfried Schweiger: Philosophie, Gerechtigkeit, Kinderarmut (powerpoint & video)

Gunter Graf: Gerechtigkeit für Kinder (powerpoint & video)

Mar Cabezas: Children and Philosophy (powerpoint & video)

Radio Interview on ORF Salzburg with Gottfried Schweiger (in German)


funded by the Austrian Science Fund:

Barrierefreiheit: Kurzbeschreibung des Bildes

Project: P 26480-G15



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