International Society for Justice Research

Interrogating Justice

July 25-28, 2018

The 17th biennial conference of the International Society for Justice Research (ISJR) will be held July 25-28, 2018 at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. ISJR brings together a network of diverse scholars, representing a range of disciplines and countries, who worked on justice-related issues.

The theme, Interrogating Injustice, will highlight issues related to race and to the distribution of health care resources. Researchers from an array of disciplines whose work touches upon social justice concerns from both basic and applied perspectives are encouraged to submit their work for presentation. In addition to program sessions, a training workshop for graduate students will be held on July 25.

The conference is hosted by Emory University, in conjunction with Georgia State University and University of Georgia. (All sponsors are noted below.) Conference sessions will be held in the Emory University School of Public Health, with luncheons in the Conference Center. Plenary speakers include Dr. Bernard Lafayette, civil rights leader and expert in nonviolent protest, and Dr. Jan Willem van Prooijen (VU University in Amsterdam) noted expert on injustice, punishment, and forgiveness.

Submission Details

Visit Submission Guidelines for more details. To submit materials for the conference, please fill out the submission form.  The submission portal will open November 15, 2017. Scholars may submit individual papers, symposia of related papers, or posters. The submission deadline is February 1, 2018.

Conference Details

In addition to program sessions and graduate student workshop, conference attendees may opt to attend: the gala dinner at the Carter Presidential Center and Library; a tour of the Martin Luther King Center and the Center for Civil and Human Rights; and an evening excursion to Ponce City Market. See Registration for more information.


Registration opens February 1, 2018. Please see Registration.


Accommodations are available at the Emory Conference Center and in university residence halls. Visit Accomodations for more information.

Conference Sponsors

The hosts would like to thank the following units for their financial and collegial support. At Emory University, we recognize the following departments and units: Sociology, Psychology, Economics, African American Studies, The Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture, The James Weldon Johnson Institute for Race and Difference, The Ethics Center, The School of Nursing, and The School of Public Health. We also appreciate the support of the Departments of Psychology and Philosophy as well as The Law School at Georgia State University and the Department of Sociology at the University of Georgia.

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