June 30, July 1, and July 2
9 am to 8 pm Rome, Italy Time (3 am EST to 2 pm EST)
University of Messina (Italy), West Virginia University (United States) and the European Society of International Law (ESIL) Interest Group on International Environmental Law have jointly organized an interdisciplinary International Conference on “Liberalism and Ecology in the Anthropocene” to be held at the University of Messina, Italy 30 June –1 July 2022 in collaboration with West Virginia University, USA.
This event is supported by the ESIL Interest Group on International Legal Theory and Philosophy and by the Italian Society of Philosophy of Law (SIFD).
The international conference is organized in collaboration by the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, Rockefeller School of Policy and Politics, Department of Public Administration of West Virginia University and the WVU Eberly College Interdisciplinary Research Collaborative on Global Challenges and Local Response Initiatives.
‘Liberalism’ is a term with many implications: it can be understood as a doctrine, and as the endorsement of either economic liberalism or political liberalism (i.e., the protection of individual rights against the threat of the intervention of the State or other institutions).
Against this theoretical background, the present workshop aims at discussing the foundational premises of liberalism from the perspective of both the current debate on the global ecological crisis and the cluster of problems posed by the so-called ‘Age of the Anthropocene’.