International Development Ethics Association (IDEA) Conference, Bryn Mawr College, June 9-11, 2011

May 20, 2011 Jul 29, 2011

GENDER JUSTICE AND DEVELOPMENT: LOCAL AND GLOBAL, the Ninth International Conference of the International Development Ethics Association (IDEA), will be held at Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA, June 9-11, 2011.

This is the first time that IDEA is holding its biennial conference in the U.S. Previous conferences have been held in places such as Costa Rica, Mexico, Kenya, India, Honduras, Uganda, and Spain.

“Gender, Justice, and Development: Local and Global” will feature plenary speaker Naila Kabeer, professor of development studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, London University. There are also plenary sessions with prominent theorists on the topics of Care and Justice: Thinking Relationally; Gender and Climate Change; and Empowerment: Local and Global. Information about the speakers, individual titles, days and times for the plenary sessions can be found at Plenaries

There will also be 100 papers presented by participants from around the world on a range of issues related to the conference theme. The papers reflect diverse theoretical, conceptual, empirical, practical, and activist perspectives from research areas that include philosophy and the humanities, social sciences, policy studies, development, social work, local and global organizations, and policy makers. You can view the full program at Program


To register, please go to Registration

The conference is organized by IDEA with Bryn Mawr’s Center for International Studies and the Centre on Values and Ethics (COVE) at Carleton University. Other major sponsors at Bryn Mawr include the Department of Philosophy, the President’s Office, the Provost’s Office, the Center for Science in Society, Environmental Studies, the Hepburn Center and many other units and programs.

Program Co-Chairs: Jay Drydyk, Chair of Philosophy, President of IDEA and Director of COVE, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Christine Koggel, Chair of Philosophy, Co-Director of CIS, and Board Member of IDEA, Bryn Mawr College

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