“Culture and Justice in the Contemporary World,” 16th Annual Conference of ISAPS – Ghana, 17-19 March 2010

The 16th Annual Conference of the International Society for African Philosophy and Studies (ISPAS) will take place in Legon, Ghana, on 17-19 March 2010.  The conference theme is “Culture and Justice in the Contemporary World,” and it is organized in collaboration with the University of Ghana’s Philosophy Department and its Faculty of Law under the co-chairmanship of Professors Kofi Quashigah (Law) and Helen Lauer(Philosophy). The conference will examine “the validity of international standards in our multicultural and diverse world,” asking the question, “Is justice possible in a world where there are diverse standards, cultures, values and other socio-cultural norms?” Plenary speakers at the conference will be Nana Dr. Kobina Nketsia V, the Omanhene of Essikado Traditional Area, Sekondi Central, Ghana, and the Honourable Samia Nkrumah, Member of Parliament Jomoro Constituency, Ghana. Conference participants are invited to address a number of sub-themes, as described on the Conference Website.