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Professor Areheart is an associate professor of law at the University of Tennessee. He writes about antidiscrimination theory, disability rights, and social movements. Professor Areheart is particularly interested in the structure of employment discrimination laws and the major normative theories that animate them. His articles have been published or are forthcoming in the Yale Law Journal, Minnesota Law Review, Boston College Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, Alabama Law Review, and George Washington Law Review.

Patrick Button primarily researches discrimination. First, he quantifies discrimination through audit field experiments, often resume experiments. He has studied hiring discrimination against older workers and Indigenous Peoples in the United States. He is currently working on studies of discrimination against LGBTQ people in access to mortgages and in access to mental health care.

Robert Anderson received his JD from New York University School of Law in 2000, and was associated with Sullivan & Cromwell LLP from 2000 to 2003 where his practice focused on mergers and acquisitions and financial institutions regulation. In 2008, he received his PhD in Political Science at Stanford University, where his fields included American Politics, Political Organizations, and Political Methodology (Statistics).

Holly M. Smith is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University. Professor Smith’s research interests include normative ethics, moral responsibility, and bioethics. She is the author of Making Morality Work (Oxford UP, 2018). Professor Smith has published articles in many leading philosophy journals, such as The Philosophical Review, The Journal of Philosophy, Ethics, Nous, and Mind.

Registration is required, To register, please contact dshoemak@tulane.edu.

For the link to the NOWAR 2015 program please see below.

The fourth meeting of the New Orleans Workshop in Agency and Responsibility will be held in New Orleans from November 2 through November 4, 2017.

If you are planning to attend, please register by emailing the conference organizer, David Shoemaker, at dshoemak@tulane.edu. Registration is free.

PPE conferences are small workshop-styled conferences. Papers presented at these conferences are slated for a special issue of the journal.


Japa Pallikkathayil, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh
“Consent to Sexual Interactions”

Nicolas Cornell, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Michigan

Amy J. Sepinwall, Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
“Hypocrisy and Complicity”