Call for Papers:
The Futures of Capitalism Conference
8th-9th April 2014
The University of Winchester
This conference is the culmination of a year-long series events, sponsored by Winchester Cathedral, Winchester Business Improvement District and the University of Winchester, in collaboration with the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics and Public Life, University of Oxford.
The Futures of Capitalism conference is intended to contribute to the aims of this series of events, conceived in the wake of the Occupy protests, making a positive contribution to the national debate concerning the reform and renewal of the economy.
- Professor Ken McPhail, La Trobe University
- Professor Michael Northcott, University of Edinburgh
- Right Reverend Dr. Peter Selby, St. Paul’s Institute, London
- Professor Richard Sennett, New York University & London School of Economics and Political Science
- Professor Rebecca Todd Peters, Elon University
- Professor Richard Werner, University of Southampton
We invite proposals from researchers and students in Theology, Religious Studies, Economics, Business, and other relevant disciplines, for 20-minute papers which critically examine ethical concerns related to global capitalism. Among other topics, we would welcome proposals addressing the sustainability or otherwise of current models of capitalism, and the responsibilities of financial institutions and other parties in fostering just and sustainable economic life. We encourage theological reflection on these themes, including discussion of the roles of churches, faith communities and ethical leadership in shaping forms of economic life that promote human flourishing and the common good.
Please e-mail a title, an abstract of no more than 300 words, and a brief biographical statement including any affiliation, by Friday 14th February 2014 to the conference organisers: Professor Neil Messer (firstname.lastname@example.org), Professor Alan Murray (email@example.com), or the conference administrator Dr. Rohan Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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