Online International Conference Age: Discrimination and Mandatory Retirement

Day One

Dec 28, 2020 I 10:00 – 11:30 pm (Hong Kong time)

10:00 – 10:30 pm

Nancy S. Jecker, Age Discrimination in Employment is Ageist and Wrong

10:30 – 11:00 pm

Tom Walker, Discriminating on the Basis of Age is Not Necessarily Wrong

11:00 – 11:30 pm

 Q & A


Day Two

Dec 29, 2020 I 10:00 – 11:30 pm (Hong Kong time)

10:00 – 10:30 pm

Derek Baker, Mandatory Retirement is Ageist

10:30 – 11:00 pm

Alexandre Erler, Mandatory Retirement is Not Ageist

11:00 – 11:30 pm

Q & A

NB: 10 pm Hong Kong time is the same time as: 2 pm (UK); 9 am, EST (USA); 6 am, PST (USA); 11 pm (Japan)

The speakers:

Nancy S. Jecker is Professor of Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Her research focuses on individual and societal aging, justice, human dignity, medical futility and global perspectives in philosophy and bioethics. Her most recent book is Ending Midlife Bias: New Values for Old Age (Oxford University Press, 2020).

Tom Walker is Senior Lecturer in Ethics at Queen’s University Belfast. His work focuses on ethical issues in the treatment of chronic disease across the lifespan. He has previously published work on the ethics of age-based systems for allocating scarce medical resources.

Derek Baker is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Lingnan University, Hong Kong. His research areas include action theory, moral psychology, metaethics, and self-knowledge. His publications have appeared in Ethics, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Philosophical Studies, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, and Synthese.

Alexandre Erler is Research Assistant Professor in Philosophy and Bioethics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His work focuses on ethical and political issues raised by emerging technologies, including genome editing, artificial intelligence, and the use of “neuro-interventions” (psychoactive drugs, brain stimulation, etc.) for both therapy and enhancement.

Organized by the Department of Philosophy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Sponsored by the Lanson Foundation

Delivered in English
All are welcome