23/11 - On pensions and intergenerational justice
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Save the date - 23/11/2023 17.00-19.00

Aula C, HIW, Kardinaal Mercierplein 2 , 3000 Leuven

Lecture and debate

Like the climate debate, the debate around sustainable pensions has a distinctly intergenerational character. It is sometimes suggested that there will be nothing left for future generations and that it is ultimately everyone for themselves. In his new book 'How to pool risks across generations', political philosopher Michael Otsuka advocates collective pensions as the best guarantee of intergenerational justice. This seminar in collaboration with RIPPLE and Chair Hoover will explore the question of intergenerational justice in the context of the pension issue and Otsuka will introduce his new book. Axel Gosseries (UCL) and Erik Schokkaert (KU Leuven) will join him in discussion.

Michael Otsuka is Herman Van der Wee fellow at LIAS.

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17.00 Introduction: Helder De Schutter

17.05 Michael Otsuka

17.40 Respons Axel Gosseries

17.50 Respons Erik Schokkaert

18.00 Discussion




For complex challenges an interdisciplinary synthesis can be more important and more relevant than technical and disciplinary expertise. Global problems require an international synthesis.

Joost Van Meerbeeck

Co-Chair LIAS/LIAS Foundation