Institute of Public Policy Series | 50 Years of A Theory to Justice

In 2021, the Institute of Public Policy, NLSIU, organised a series of lectures to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the publication of John Rawls’ A Theory of Justice (1971). The links to the videos are available below:

Thomas Pogge on ‘John Rawls, Global Justice and Health Equity’ | 25th Feb 2021

Professor Pogge is Leitner Professor of Philosophy and Prof of Political Science at Yale University.

Rajesh Sampath on ‘Rawls and Challenge of Democracy in India’ | 4th Mar 2021

Professor Sampath is an Associate Professor of the Philosophy of Justice, Rights, and Social Change at Brandeis University.

Narendar Pani on ‘Two Views on Justice as Fairness : Rawls and Gandhi’ | 11th Mar 2021

Professor Narendar Pani is Professor and Dean, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru. He is an economist by training who is known for his multidisciplinary approach to issues of Indian political economy using a lens derived through writings of Mahatma Gandhi.

Chandran Kukathas on ‘John Rawls and the immigrant’ | 17th Apr 2021

Prof. Chandran Kukathas is a political theorist and the current Dean of School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University. Until 2019, he was the Head of the Department of Government at the London School of Economics, where he held a Chair in Political Theory.
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Jeremy Seekings on ‘Rawls and Distributional Justice in Africa’ | 11th May 2021

Jeremy Seekings is the Director of the Centre for Social Science Research and Interim Director of the Institute for Democracy, Citizenship and Public Policy in Africa, both at the University of Cape Town. Most of his work examines inequality and public policy in Southern Africa.

Armando Barrientos on ‘Why did Rawls reject welfare state capitalism?’ | 25th May 2021

Armando Barrientos is Professor Emeritus of Poverty and Social Justice at the Global Development Institute at the University of Manchester in the UK. He was Research Director at the Brooks World Poverty Institute and has acted as adviser to international bodies including UNICEF, UNDP and ILO.
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Kuruvilla Pandikattu on ‘Justice to Good: Rawls to Ricoeur’ | 16th Jun 2021

Kuruvilla Pandikattu is Dean of Philosophy, Jnana Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune. He is also Director of Association of Science, Society and Religion (ASSR), Pune, India.

Ruth Abbey on ‘The Rawlsian Legacy for Feminism’ | 10th Jul 2021

Professor Ruth Abbey is a political theorist with research and teaching interests in the areas of Friedrich Nietzsche, Charles Taylor, Feminist Political Thought, Liberal Political Thought, and Animal Ethics.

Ben Davy on “Rawls and Leopold: Land Ethics Behind the Veil of Ignorance” | 18th Aug 2021

Ben Davy retired as a professor of land policy, land management, and municipal geo-information at the School of Spatial Planning, TU Dortmund University (Germany). Currently, he is a visiting professor, Faculty of Law, University of Johannesburg. He is the former president of the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP).