The role of businesses in social justice: The example in Portugal of Delta Cafes

Rui Miguel Nabeiro is CEO at Grupo Nabeiro-Delta Cafés, one of the largest private corporate groups in Portugal. It operates in more than 35 countries, has more than 3,800 employees and is the largest-scale coffee roaster on the Iberian Peninsula. Rui Miguel Nabeiro will discuss how social justice is key to his vision for the company, which focuses on valuing people and is guided by sustainability. He will also share some of the many initiatives to develop social support projects in municipalities in which the Group operates and to contribute towards the creation of a fairer and more just society


On justice and wisdom in a polarized world

Igor Grossmann studies people and cultures, sometimes together, and often across time. He is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Waterloo, where he directs the Wisdom and Culture Lab. His interests span multiple disciplines and methods, including big data, intensive longitudinal surveys, and behavioral experiments to target complex societal issues.


From Lay Attitudes of Prejudice to Understanding the Psychology of Truth

Michael Platow is a professor of psychology at the Australian National University, and past President of the International Society for Justice Research, 2019-2020. He has published widely on the social-psychology of justice, fairness, and trust; leadership and social influence; intergroup relations, including prejudice and discrimination; and education. His edited books include Social Identity at Work: Developing Theory for Organizational Practice and Self and Social Identity in Educational Contexts. The New Psychology of Leadership: Identity, Influence and Power was winner of the University of San Diego Outstanding Leadership Book Award.


The Failure of International Law and the United Nations to Protect People Globally: Mass Atrocities, Enforced Disappearances and Arbitrary Detentions in Syria.

Professor Jeremy Sarkin works at Nova University of Lisbon’s School of Law in Portugal. He has a Master of Laws degree from Harvard Law School and a Doctor of Laws degree on comparative and international law. He served as Chairperson-Rapporteur of the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances. He has published 19 books and more than 300 articles. He works on democracy and human rights issues around the world.


ISJR Presidential Address



Machine Learning and Social Justice

David Gray Grant is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Senior Research Fellow in Digital Ethics and Governance at the Jain Family Institute. His research focuses on ethical challenges that arise when organizations use automated systems to make high-stakes decisions. Before joining the Philosophy Department at UTSA, David was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Embedded EthiCS program at Harvard, a joint effort between Philosophy and Computer Science that develops ethics modules for courses across the Computer Science curriculum. He completed his Ph.D. in Philosophy at MIT.


Welcome address and opening speech, from the Rector of Catholic University of Portugal

Isabel Capeloa Gil is the 6th Rector of the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP), and in 2018 was elected President of the International Federation of Catholic Universities. She has published over 150 research works in the area of Cultural Studies, and has spearheaded the growing internationalization and research focus at UCP. She holds a PhD in German Studies from UCP, having previously studied at Munich’s Ludwig Maximillian Universität and at the University of Chicago, Illinois. In her research, Isabel Gil has a special interest in issues of diversity and conflict and in exploring the disciplinary boundaries between literature, the arts and other disciplines.

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