Global Justice In and Through Education


Hosted by the Center for Critical Democracy Studies at the American University of Paris (AUP)

: Julian Culp (AUP).

Dates: November 29th - 30th 2018.

Location: Combes Student Life Center C-104 – 6, rue du Colonel Combes, 75007 Paris.


Contemporary political philosophers and philosophers of education tend to focus on theorizing the interconnections between the concepts of education and justice at the level of the nation-state. The workshop explores the implications of shifting this level of analysis from the national to the global level. It considers how to conceive of global educational justice and examines the role of education in fighting global injustices.


Thursday, November 29

18h00-19h30: Harry Brighouse (University of Wisconsin-Madison). Keynote
                      “There’s No Such Thing as a Private School”
                      Opening Remarks: Julian Culp (AUP)

20h00: Dinner

Friday, November 30

09h30-10h45: Alejandra Boni (Universitat Politècnica de Valencia)
                      “Epistemic Injustice: What’s the Role for Higher Education?
                      Insights from the Capability Approach”
                      Discussant: Oliver Feltham (AUP)

10h45-12h00: Johannes Drerup (Universität Koblenz-Landau)
                      “Global Citizenship Education, Global Educational Injustice
                      and the Postcolonial Critique”

                      Discussant: Jula Wildberger (AUP)

12h00-13h30: Lunch

13h30-14h45: Juan Espíndola (Centro de Investigación y Docencia
                      Económicas, Mexico City)
                      “Low-Fee Private Schools and Educational Justice”
                      Discussant: Peter Hägel (AUP)

14h45-16h00: Jennifer Morton (City College of New York)
                      “The Elite Education Wager for the Developing World”
                      Discussant: Maria Bach (AUP)

16h00-16h30: Coffee Break

16h30-17h45: Danielle Zwarthoed (Université catholique de Louvain)
                      “Autonomy Education Beyond Borders”
                      Discussant: Philip Golub (AUP)


If you would like to attend, please register with Julian Culp via by November 23, 2018.

Workshop poster.