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Human Development &
Capability Association

Agency, Well-Being and Justice

Seminar: ‘Capabilitarianism and education’

Professor Ingrid Robeyns (Utrecht University)

Thursday 1st December, 2-4pm, UCL Institute of Education.

Venue: Upper Meeting Room, London International Development Centre, 36 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD. (This is about 5 minutes walk from the IOE main building on Bedford Way).

In this talk, Ingrid Robeyns will present from her recent paper on 'Capabilitarianism' which offers a critique of Nussbaum's articulation of the capability approach, and suggests an alternative. She will highlight the consequences of her views for thinking about education. The presentation will be followed by comments from Elaine Unterhalter (Professor of Education and International Development, UCL Institute of Education) and Alejandra Boni (Associate Professor, Universitat Politècnica de València).

If you would like to read the paper, 'Capabilitarianism' beforehand, it was published in 2016 in the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, Vol 17 Issue 3, pp 397-414.

Please email Rosie Peppin Vaughan ahead of the event if you would like to attend, as space is limited (

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