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Relating as Equals: The Role of Equality of Opportunity in Preserving Democratic Equality

Dr. Cristina Astier (University of Barcelona)
Thursday, October 13, 2022, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

This seminar is planned as a hybrid event.  Registration is required for non-CEU members.  

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BIO |Cristina Astier is an adjunct professor of political philosophy and political science at University of Barcelona. She holds a PhD (with international mention) in political philosophy from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, with a dissertation entitled “Globalization in A World of Equals: A Normative Analysis of Trade-Related Inequalities” under the supervision of Andrew Williams and Paula Casal. There she analysed how trade-related inequalities might erode the institutional capacity to provide the conditions for equal treatment among both individuals and countries. She has spent visiting research periods at the DPIR, University of Oxford and the STG, European University Institute in Florence. For the last ten years, she has worked on the coordination, communication, and dissemination teams of both an FP7 project (2012 – 2016) on social innovation for sustainable ageing and an EITHealth funded 4-year project on teaching innovation. Cristina’s research interests are global ethics and (in) justice, global inequalities, trade and consumption, legitimate global governance institutions, human rights, and global distributive justice.