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2013 OLPP Conference

Host Institution

York University, Toronto, Ontario, M3J 1P3 (see #32 on this map)

in collaboration with
the Departments of Philosophy of McMaster University and York University (OLPP Partners)


May 8-10, 2013

Keynote Speakers

John Gardner (Oxford)

Kimberly Ferzan (Rutgers)

Program (Provisional)

Further Details Soon

Although all presentations will be made by graduate students or students of law, everyone is welcome to attend. Inquires should be sent to: philosophy_conference@mcmaster.ca

* Conference Fee: $40.00 CDN (all participants)

Successful SSHRC Grant Application

Friday, October 19th, 2012

The OLPP congratulates Osgoode Professor François Tanguay-Renaud for the recent award of a SSHRC Insight Development Grant for his research project entitled “The State as Criminal Wrongdoer: An Inquiry into the Intelligibility and Legitimacy of Criminalizing the State”.

Osgoode’s Nathanson Centre will be hosting a major international conference on Criminalizing & Criminalized States: A 21st-Century Reassessment of the Domestic and International Interfaces between the State and Criminal Law, on November 9-10, 2012.

Featured speakers include Antony Duff (Minnesota), Miri Gur-Arye (Hebrew U), Alon Harel (Hebrew U), Doug Husak (Rutgers-New Brunswick), Christopher Kutz (Berkeley), Avia Pasternak (Essex), Alice Ristroph (Seton Hall), Malcolm Thorburn (Queen’s), Victor Tadros (Warwick), and François Tanguay-Renaud (Osgoode). Respondents include Vincent Chiao (Toronto), Susan Dimock (York), Neha Jain (Minnesota), Adil Haque (Rutgers-Newark), Louis-Philippe Hodgson (York), Youngjae Lee (Fordham), Margaret Martin (Western), Arthur Ripstein (Toronto), Richard Vernon (Western), and Ekow Yankah (Cardozo).

For more information, consult the conference webpage.

Today, Osgoode’s Jack and Mae Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security launched its own youtube channel as a public archive of its seminars and lectures going forward: http://www.youtube.com/user/nathansoncentre. Amongst other videos, this channel will feature all seminars from the Centre’s seminars series on Legal Philosophy between State and Transnationalism as well as the ‘Or ‘Emet lectures on legal theory which it sponsors. Many more videos to be uploaded soon!