a blog about philosophy in public affairs

Call for Applications: Equality and Citizenship Summer School in Rijeka

The Center for Advanced Studies – South East Europe, the University of Rijeka, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Rijeka and the Croatian Society for Analytic Philosophy are organizing the 5th edition of the Equality and Citizenship Summer school from June 25th – 29th, 2018 in Rijeka, Croatia.

The Summer school does not reproduce, in a diluted form, the familiar teaching format of a university course. Instead, it is organized around “Author-Meets-Critics” symposia that are dedicated to publications and works-in-progress by some distinguished authors. All the leading participants will give a paper on a topic on which they are currently working, or a précis of a recently published book. During the symposia dedicated to them, they will then reply to the papers given by the other scholars.

This year’s leading participants are:

Prof Cecile Laborde, University of Oxford

Prof Julian Savulescu, University of Oxford

Prof Jonathan White, The London School of Economics and Political Science

Prof Lea Ypi, the London School of Economics and Political Science

The summer school is primarily aimed at attracting post-doc researchers and doctoral students. Participants are invited to send their applications by June 10th 2018. All participants will receive a certificate of participation that describes the activities in which they have participated at the summer school.

Tentative Program:

June 25th, 2018

9.45 – 10.00 Welcoming address

Symposium on The Meaning of Partisanship by Jonathan White and Lea Ypi

10.00 – 11.30 Jonathan White and Lea Ypi – Precis to The Meaning of Partisanship

11.30 – 12.00 Coffee break

12.00 – 12.50 Nebojša Zelič – Political Engagement and Civic Friendship

13.00 – 13.50 Enrico Biale and Giulia Bistagnino – What Role for Experts in Democratic Politics? A Discussion from the Epistemic Function of Political Parties

13.50 – 14.30 Lunch

14.30 – 15.20 Ivan Cerovac – Epistemic Value of Partisanship

15.30– 16.20 Neven Petrović – Judging Politicians Morally

16.30 – 17.20 Ali Emre Benli – Cosmopolitanism and Avant-garde Political Agency

20.00 – Jonathan White and Lea Ypi – Public Lecture: Political Parties in Modern Democracies (Opatija, Hotel Continental)

June 26th, 2018

9.30 – 10.20 Sara Amighetti – How Can a Partisan Be a Good Ally

10.30 – 11.20 Elvio Baccarini – Partisanship, Public Justification, Compromise

Symposium on Liberalism’s Religion by Cecile Laborde

19.00 – 20.30 Public Lecture: Is the Liberal State Secular? (Filodrammatica, Rijeka)

June 27th, 2018

10.00 – 11.30 Cecile Laborde – Precis to Liberalism’s Religion

11.30 – 12.00 Coffee break

12.00 – 12.50 Sara Amighetti – How to Understand the ‘Critical’ in Critical Republicanism? Thoughts on Laborde’s Methodology

13.00 – 13.50 Ivan Mladenović – Political Liberalism and Justificatory Secularism

13.50 – 14.30 Lunch

14.30 – 15.20 Sebastián Rudas – Minimal Secularism and Disestablishment in Catholic Countries

15.30 – 16.20 Miklós Zala – Can Conscience Justify Religious Accommodation?

16.20 – 16.40 Coffee break

16.40– 17.30 Elvio Baccarini – Public Reason and Religious Reasons

28th June, 2018

Julian Savulescu Symposium

17.00 – 18.30 Julian Savulescu – The Science and Ethics of Moral Enhancement

18.30 – 19.20 Viktor Ivanković – Moral Nudging and Moral Bioenhancement – Are there Relevant Moral Differences?

29th June, 2018

10.00 – 10.50 John McMillan and Luca Malatesti – Neuroethics and the Case of Psychopathy: some Methodological Considerations

11.00 – 11.50 Miklós Zala – Is Disability a Detrimental Difference? A Human Variation Perspective

12.00 – 12.50 Viktor Ivanković and Lovro Savić – Vaccination and Herd Immunity Thresholds

13.00 – 13.50 Sergio Filippo Magni – Procreative Beneficence Towards Whom?

13.50 – 14.30 Lunch

14.30 – 15.20 Darko Polšek – Behavioral Economics’ Contribution to Human Enhancing Discussions

15.30 – 16.20 Aleksandar Šušnjar – Intuitive Moral Reasoning and Moral Bioenhancement

16.30 – 17.20 Tomislav Miletić – Moral Enhancement and Ambient Intelligence: The Path Forward

17.20 – 17.40 Coffee break

17.40 – 18.30 Filip Čeč – Moral Bioenhancement and Manipulation

18.40 – 19.30 Elvio Baccarini – Moral Bioenhancement of Criminal Offenders

More details at http://cas.uniri.hr/call-for-aplications-the-5th-edition-of-equality-and-citizenship-summer-school/

(note that application deadline has been extended to June 10).


I am a PHD fellow at the Institute of Philosophy at KU Leuven. I am working on questions of distributive justice and in particular on principles of justice that are relevant to the European Union.


Plastic Pollution: How to avoid further degrading our natural environment


Debate the Future of the European Union with Political Philosophers

1 Comment

  1. Please share with doctoral and post doctoral students at your departments. I’ve been to this summer school three times so far and it’s fantastic. Can’t recommend it enough.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Powered by WordPress & Theme by Anders Norén