30-31 May 2013 at the University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Moral and Social Philosophy, University of Helsinki
The Philosophical Society of Finland
The Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics, Georgia State University, USA
David Miller, Professor of Political Theory, University of Oxford and Official Fellow in Social and Political Theory, Nuffield College, Oxford: “Neutrality, Toleration, and the Cultural Claims of Immigrants”
Samuel Scheffler, University Professor, Professor of Philosophy and Law, New York University: “Immigration and Justice”
Individuals increasingly move across state borders to take up residence in a new country, while many more desire to do so but cannot due to political, financial, cultural, or other obstacles. It is not surprising, then, that questions about the ethical and political dimensions of immigration have recently come to the fore in political philosophy and theory. These questions raise important challenges to prevailing conceptions of group identity, political authority, and cultural difference.
Conference schedule: Please click here for schedule.
Conference Reception: The University of Helsinki’s Vice-Rector, Prof. Johanna Björkroth, will host a Rector’s Wine Reception: Old Main Building, 7 pm, Friday, 31 May. All are welcome.
Information on lodging:
The conference delegates can now reserve rooms at the Helsinki University Guesthouse "Töölö Towers" 84€/night/s single room. Double rooms are also available. Inquiries and reservation requests should be sent to Mr. Karri Liikkanen (email@example.com). These rooms are recently renovated, some 10 min tram ride from the conference site at Senate Square, and less expensive than hotel rooms. The location is nice at a park, near the sea, and a beach. Ideal for swimming in the sea and running. See http://www.unihome.fi/toolon-tornit/home.html. Early reservations are essential. Currently, rates are 86 euros/night single; 136 euros/night double (2 room apt). These rates are subject to change. Rooms are subject to availability. . Early reservations are essential. Currently, rates are 86 euros/night single; 136 euros/night double (2 room apt). These rates are subject to change. Rooms are subject to availability.The website reports that breakfast and W-LAN are included for guests of the Towers.
Helsinki touring information:
Helsinki is a lovely city. In addition to any guidebooks you may have, the official tourist website is very informative: http://www.visithelsinki.fi/en
As for public transportation, the Journey Planner is a very handy tool. http://www.reittiopas.fi/en/
It lists all public transportation in Helsinki metropolitan area.
The conference staff: