Is the Global North – Global South concept still relevant? Does it explain inequalities and dependencies in our modern world? Who is going to carry the burden of climate change? Is development aid morally justifiable?
The 5th International PPE Conference offers an academic platform to approach these questions and critically analyse the divide between the so-called Global North and Global South, raising questions around world-scale justice and responsibility.
This will be achieved in the first place by questioning the linguistics, the history and the academic use of the Global North-Global South concept. Subsequently, the general drivers of world-scale inequality will be examined together with their relevant causes and implications. In particular, those regarding some key challenges, such as climate change, migration and development aid, will be deeply investigated in relation to the core topic.