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Agency and Democracy in Development Ethics

Friday, May 10, 2019 - 9:45am to 6:30pm
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Join us for a day-long celebration of Professor David A. Crocker. The pioneering development ethicist and scholar of deliberative democracy has had a profound impact on the field and the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, and we are planning a full day of discussion in honor and celebration of his 25 years of service at SPP. 
The day's events will include a morning and an afternoon panel discussion and a keynote address by Professor Frances Stewart, professor emeritus of development economics at the University of Oxford, with a reception to follow. 
In recognition of Crocker's distinguished career and his many contributions to the way we think about justice, agency, democracy and ethical development throughout the world, Professors Lori Keleher and Stacy J. Kosko have brought together many influential essays inspired by Crocker into the volume “Agency and Democracy in Development Ethics: Essays in Honor of David A. Crocker” (Cambridge University Press 2019).
We are excited to honor and celebrate David A. Crocker at the University of Maryland on May 10, 2019.
9:45-10:15am - Coffee and Welcome (1203 VMH)
10:15-11:45am - Panel I: Democratic Values in Public Policy: An SPP Alumni Panel (1203 VMH)
Speakers: Julio Guzman, presidential candidate in Peru's upcoming elections; Andrew Selee, president of the Migration Policy Institute; Eyob Tekalign, foreign minister of Ethiopia; Chloe Schwenke, executive director of AWP, former Obama political appointee and former vice president of Freedom House.
11:45-1:15pm - Lunch (independent)
1:15-2:45pm - Panel II: Development Ethics: An IDEA Presidents and Founders Panel (1203 VMH) 
Speakers: Development ethicists Luis Camacho, University of Costa Rica; David A. Crocker, University of Maryland; Jay Drydyk, Carleton University, Canada; and Eric Palmer, Allegheny University.
2:45-3:00pm - Break
3:00-5:00pm - Keynote by Professor Stewart and Discussion (1212 VMH)
Speaker: Development economist Frances Stewart, Oxford University, UK
5:00-6:30pm - Reception (SPP Atrium, VMH)


Whether or not you are able to attend, please consider sending a written or video tribute. Stacie Brown has agreed to be the person of contact for tributes, and to compile any tributes.  Please send your tribute to Stacie Brown at abrown89@terpmail.umd.edu. We hope to make both a video compilation and a scrapbook with texts and any photos. 

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