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Canceled: CEPA Seminar: Kristin Voigt


Uptown Campus
Stibbs Room

Event Details

Invitation Only

Event Type: Faculty Seminars

Sponsored By: Murphy Institute , Center for Ethics and Public Affairs

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Kristin Voigt is an Associate Professor, jointly appointed in the Institute for Health and Social Policy and the Department of Philosophy, at McGill University.  She is also a member of the Centre de recherche en éthique.  

Professor Voigt’s research focuses on egalitarian theories of distributive justice and the links between philosophy and social policy. Her recent and ongoing projects address issues such as conceptions and measures of health and health inequality; the use of incentives to improve health outcomes; (childhood) obesity; higher education policy; and smoking and tobacco control. She has published her work in top-rated journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of Medical Ethics, and the Journal of Social Philosophy. She is the co-author of Childhood Obesity: Ethical and Policy Issues (Oxford University Press, 2014) and co-editor of the volume Autonomy and Equality: Relational Approaches (Routledge, 2021). 

The Murphy Institute

Established in memory of Charles H. Murphy, Sr. (1870-1954), and inspired by the vision of Charles H. Murphy, Jr. (1920-2002), The Murphy Institute exists to help Tulane faculty and students understand economic, moral, and political problems we all face and think about. More important, it exists to help us understand how these problems have come to be so closely interconnected.