UCL Health Humanities Centre


Priority in Practice - 10th Anniversary Conference

Date: 17-18 September 2013

Location: Chadwick B05 LT, Chadwick Building, Gower Street, UCL, London WC1E 6DE.


The Priority in Practice (PiP) network was launched in 2003, bringing together an international and interdisciplinary group to explore how abstract theories of equality can be used to inform actual public policy decision making (and at the same time to consider whether current theories are adequate for this purpose). This 10th anniversary conference is the 15th PiP workshop. Whilst most have been held at UCL, PiP workshops have also been convened in Harvard, Stanford, Dublin and Windhoek (Namibia). (For more on previous PiP conferences, see here.)

Each paper is scheduled for one hour: talks will be around half an hour, with the remaining time for questions.

To register for this free conference, go here.


17 September

09.30 – 10.00 Coffee and Registration

10.00 – 11.00 Nick Tyler (UCL), Priorities in a city: equity and the Vitruvian triad

11.00 – 12.00 Jonathan Wolff (UCL), Severe Disadvantage

12.00 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 14.30 Simon Duffy (Centre for Welfare Reform), Citizenship - Theory & Practice: social justice and the realities of the welfare state

14.30 – 15.30 Martin O’Neill (University of York), "The Main Problem of Distributive Justice is the Choice of a Social System": Reflections on Rawls's Systems Question

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee

16.00 – 17.00 Lubomira Radoilska (University of Cambridge), Addiction and Weakness of Will

17.00 – 18.00 Laura Valentini (LSE) Samaritan Justice, at Home and Abroad

18.00 – 19.00 Drinks

19.00 – Dinner

18 September

10.00 – 11.00 Leif Wenar (KCL), Clean Trade in Natural Resources

11.00 – 12.00 Massimo Renzo (University of Warwick), Human Needs, Human Rights

12.00 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 14.30 Richard Cookson (University of York), Incorporating health inequality concerns into cost-effectiveness analysis: a framework

14.30 – 15.30 Zofia Stemplowska (University of Oxford), The Descendants: Changing Identity to Rectify Injustice

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee

16.00 – 17.00 Stephen John (University of Cambridge), Racial IQ differences and social health differences: what's the difference?

17.00 – 18.00 Andrea Sangiovanni (KCL), Practice-Dependence Revisited

Registration and Getting There

To register for the conference, go to http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7460134463/eorg. The nearest tube station is Euston: you can see the Chadwick Building on the map here. You may also find the UCL Campus Route Finder helpful.