A Manifesto for Social Progress

Ideas for a Better Society

Reforming capitalism and the welfare state - Marc Fleurbaey

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On Thursday 20 February 2020, UCSIA and the University of Antwerp are organizing a Skype lecture with prof. Marc Fleurbaey, French economist and professor at the University of Princeton (US). His research focusses on the ethical foundations of various views on distributive justice, the implications for policy of these views and the measuring of individual well-being.

Furthermore, Marc Fleurbaey is the driving force behind the International Panel on Social Progress. The panel is made up of 300 scholars with a broad view on today’s most important risks and challenges. They formulate innovative answers to the question how we can improve agencies and policies to fight inequality, segregation, intolerance, exclusion and violence.

In his Skype lecture, Marc Fleurbaey will highlight the essentials of his work A Manifesto for Social Progress: Ideas for a Better Society’.

“The Manifesto for Social Progress is a call for action in front of important challenges that threaten the progress made in human development since WWII. We need to address rising inequalities, political turmoil, and environmental destruction simultaneously if we want to build a sustainable future. The aim of the manifesto is to propose a vision of how this can be done, by some decisive but realistic reforms to economic and political institutions.”

Marc Fleurbaey

Date & Time

20 February 2020
7.00 – 9.00 p.m.


University of Antwerp
  City campus – Auditorium R.001
Rodestraat 14, 2000 Antwerp


Free entrance.
Please register online before
19 February 2020.


Koningstraat 2
B-2000 Antwerpen
Tel. +32 (0)3 265 49 60

Voorlopige locatie tijdens de renovatiewerken:
Blindestraat 14, 2000 Antwerpen