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Recalibrating Global Justice Philosophy

The Independent Resource Group for Global Health Justice (IRG-GHJ) jointly with the YTL Centre for Politics, Philosophy and Law at King’s College London is organizing a conference bringing to the forefront philosophical and pressing global policy issues that can help recalibrate global justice philosophy to be more relevant, legitimate, and useful. Senior philosophers and policy makers will present on issues of racism, sex/sexuality, and philosophical methodologies, and a final keynote will be delivered by Dr Ayoade Olatunbosun-Alakija, the World Health Organisation Special Envoy for the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-Accelerator), and a Co-Chair of the Africa Union Africa Vaccine Delivery Alliance for COVID-19, Nigeria.

Read here about the invited panel presentations

Read here about the keynote :

See Programme Here

Doctoral students and post-docs: call for presentations

On Thursday, October 13, we would like to invite doctoral students and post-doc researchers to present their current work on global justice. We welcome submissions from students and early career scholars working on topics related to the themes of the conference (See programme here). Please aim at a 20 minutes presentation of your research topic(s), which will be followed by a discussion with the audience and invited conference speakers, and members of host organisations.

We aim at creating a space to discuss the issues related to global justice (in health or otherwise) among junior scholars and academics from various subdomains of philosophy, or philosophy informed research. This day will not be recorded, but we will invite the young scholars to consider submitting versions of their research works for publication in a journal collection. The papers will go through the standard peer review process. 

While in person is preferred, students are welcome to present online. We particularly welcome students from the Global South who are working on global justice philosophy. Unfortunately, we cannot provide support for travel or accommodation.

Submission details for the presentations:

The submission deadline is Monday, 3rd of October 2022

Please send your proposals – the title of your PhD or a few lines presenting the topic you would like to discuss – to Sridhar Venkatapuram at


About the organisers

Since 2020, the Independent Resource Group for Global Health Justice (IRG-GHJ), founded by Sridhar Venkatapuram, Associate Professor of Global Health & Philosophy at King’s College London, was trying to take a different perspective on the global health justice and injustices, which were made blatant in the context of the Covdi19 pandemics. These discussions lead us to conclude the need to think again not only the issues of global health justice, but, more generally, the issue of global justice itself, with new methods, yet to elaborate.

Jointly sponsored by the YTL Centre for Politics, Philosophy and Law & International Resource Group for Global Health Justice (IRG-GHJ).

At this event

Dr Sridhar Venkatapuram

Senior Lecturer in Global Health and Philosophy

Professor Massimo Renzo, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London.

Professor of Politics, Philosophy & Law

Event details

Ante Room, 1.17 in Somerset House East Wing
Strand Campus
Strand, London, WC2R 2LS