UCL Philosophy


Jo Wolff Conference June: 2017

Reflecting on the World, and Changing the World: Philosophy in Practice.

A Conference for Jo Wolff, UCL, Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, 23-24 June

UCL is hosting a conference in honour of Jo Wolff, to celebrate his long career in the UCL philosophy department and to wish him well in his new role as the Blavatnik Chair in Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford. 

Several colleagues and former students of Jo's will present on a range of work in political and moral philosophy. 

If you would like to attend the conference, please register at the following page: 

Friday 23rd June Speaker Respondent
1.00 - 1.15 Arrivals and Introductions  
1.15 - 2.45 Alex Voorhoeve (LSE)
‘May a Government Mandate More Comprehensive Health Insurance than Citizens Want for Themselves?'
(Link to paper)
Benedict Rumbold (UCL)
2.45 - 3.00 Break  
3.00 - 4.30  Liz Cripps (Edinburgh)
‘'If Having Children is Bad for the Environment, What Should Parents Do About It?'
Georgia Testa (Leeds)
4.30 - 6.00  Mike Otsuka (LSE)
‘Should Higher Education Be 'Free'?’
Tom Sinclair (Oxford)
Saturday 24th June Speaker Respondent
10.00 - 11.30 Catriona McKinnon (Reading)
'Endangering Humanity: An International Crime?'
Saladin Meckled-Garcia (UCL)
11.30 - 11.45  Break  
11.45 - 1.15 Avner de Shalit (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
‘Should Cities Have Open Borders? On Cities And Immigration’
Gry Wester (Bergen)
1.15 - 2.30  Lunch  
2.30 - 4.00  Hannah Carnegy (UCL)
‘The Body as Property and the Limits of Self-Ownership’
James Wilson (UCL)
4.00 - 4.15 Break  
4.15 - 5.45 Mike Rosen (Harvard)
‘Essence and Appearance: Marx's Mature Hegelianism’
Hallvard Lillehammer (Birkbeck)
5.45 - 6.00  Break  
6.00 - 7.00 Jo Wolff   

The conference will be held in the Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre 2nd Floor, South Junction, Wilkins Building, Gower Street.