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The OLPP is proud to report that Karolina Wisniewski, a student in the JD/MA Combined Program in Law and Philosophy at Osgoode/York Philosophy, recently won the 2013 Essay Competition organized by the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context (CLSGC) at Queen Mary, University of London.

Wisniewski presented her essay entitled “The Non-Coercive Force of International Law” on November 7, 2013 at the inaugural meeting of the Network on Transnational Legal and Political Theory (focusing on “Authority in a Transnational Age”), hosted by the CLSGC.

For more details, see the notices on Queen Mary’s and Osgoode’s websites, as well as YFile.

On 11 October, the OLPP had the pleasure to welcome Professor Susan Haack (Miami) for a seminar on truth and law. Her talk is now available on Youtube:

Preparations have started in earnest for the 2013-2014 academic year. Some highlights…

At Osgoode/York:

  • The schedule and line up for the 2013-2014 edition of the Nathanson Centre’s Legal Philosophy between State and Transnationalism seminar series are now available online While the series will now be offered as a course for philosophy and law students, it remains open to all faculty and students. Speakers will include: Paulo Barrozo (Boston College), David Rodin (Oxford), Jean Louise Cohen (Columbia), Maksimillian del Mar (Queen Mary), Anna Stilz (Princeton), Matthias Risse (Harvard), Christopher Heath Wellman (WUSTL), and Paul Berman (WUSTL). Christopher Wellman will also be delivering the annual ‘Or ‘Emet Lecture.
  • In April 2014, the Nathanson Centre will also be hosting a major international conference on Wrongs across Borders. Confirmed speakers already include: Michael Blake (Washington), Daniel Butt (Bristol), Simon Caney (Oxford), Thomas Christiano (Arizona), Helen Frowe (Stockholm), Adil Haque (Rutgers), and Catriona McKinnon (Reading), and Miriam Ronzoni (Technical University of Darmstadt).

At McMaster:

  • In May 2014, McMaster’s Department of Philosophy will be hosting a major international conference on the Legacy of Ronald Dworkin. Confirmed keynote speakers include: Richard Arneson (UCSD), David Brink (UCSD), Thomas Christiano (Arizona), David Dyzenhaus (Toronto), Leslie Green (Oxford), Connie Rosati (Arizona), Joseph Raz (Columbia/KCL), and Larry Sager (U of Texas at Austin).

John Gardner (Oxford) on “What is Legal Pluralism?”:

Kimberly Kessler Ferzan (Rutgers) on “From Defense to Detention: A Theory of Permissible Preventive Force”