New Scholarship on Population Ethics Conference

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Duke’s Center for Law, Economics, and Public Policy will be hosting a conference on  “New Scholarship on Population Ethics.”

April 24-25, 2017
Duke Law School
Room 4000

The conference will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday April 24, and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday April 25.  The conference schedule, with session times and paper titles, is here.

“Population ethics” concerns the ethical status of individual decisions and governmental policies that change the membership of the human population—the identities of those individuals who exist—and, perhaps, the size of the population as well.  The aim of the conference is to present new scholarship in this vital area of research, and to generate a vigorous conversation among the participants and audience. 

Conference participants include leading researchers from philosophy and economics. A current participant list may be found here.

Duke faculty, staff, and graduate or professional students are welcome to register, as are those with an academic affiliation elsewhere. Registration is now open and the registration tab is here.

For administrative questions, please contact Victoria Zellefrow at  For questions about the content of the conference, please contact Matthew Adler at








There will be parking for the conference in the Science Drive Visitor Lot across the street from the Fuqua School of Business (next door to the Law School) on Science Drive, between NC 751 and Whitford Drive. Additional parking will be available in Parking Garage 4.  Additional parking information can be found here.



Victoria Zellefrow
(919) 613-8545