Istanbul by Gail Presbey

Presbey, Gail (Univ. of Detroit-Mercy). "Istanbul: Days and Nights at the World Congress." CPP Newsletter Vol. 23, Nos. 1-2 (Spring-Fall 2003). I really enjoyed my stay in Istanbul at the World Congress of Philosophy. The conference was so big, and there were so many sessions, surely one person can’t give a complete impression of what went on. What follows is my account of the panels I heard. But let me begin by describing a conference that met in conjunction with (actually, just prior to) … [Read more...]

With Russian Colleagues by William Gay

Gay, William (Univ. of North Carolina - Charlotte). "With Russian Colleagues At the World Congress." CPP Newsletter Vol. 23, Nos. 1-2 (Spring-Fall 2003). For over twenty-five years members of Concerned Philosophers for Peace have worked closely with Russian colleagues. One form of cooperation has been holding joint sessions by CPP and the Russian Philosophical Society (RPS) at the World Congress of Philosophy. At the XXth World Congress of Philosophy, held in Boston in 1998, three joint … [Read more...]

Weigart and Crews' Teaching for Justice by Gail Presbey

Presbey, Gail (Univ. of Detroit - Mercy). "Just Education: A Review of Kathleen Maas Weigert and Robin J. Crews, eds. Teaching for Justice: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Peace Studies. Washington, D.C.: American Association for Higher Education, 1999." CPP Newsletter Vol. 23, Nos. 1-2 (Spring-Fall 2003). This book is filled with good practical advice on how to use service learning to help students gain a deeper understanding of the field of peace and justice studies. In what … [Read more...]

Orizio's Talk of the Devil by John Kultgen

Kultgen, John (Univ. of Missouri - Columbia). "Harder the Fall?: A Review of Ricardo Orizio's Talk of the Devil: Encounters with Seven Dictators. Trans. Avril Bardoni. NY: Walker & Co., 2003."; CPP Newsletter Vol. 23, Nos. 1-2 (Spring-Fall 2003). Interviews with seven deposed autocrats are the substance of this work. “I deliberately chose those [tyrants] who had fallen from power in disgrace,” writes author Ricardo Orizio, “because those who fall on their feet tend not to examine … [Read more...]

World Events and Responses by William Gay

Gay, William (Univ. of North Carolina - Charlotte). "World Events and Philosophical Responses: My Years Editing the CPP Newsletter 1987-2002." CPP Newsletter Vol. 23, Nos. 1-2 (Spring-Fall 2003). Over the last sixteen years, violent conflicts have been prominent globally. Too often, USA military forces have been involved. Fortunately, philosophers have regularly responded with critical assessments. During the time I have served as editor of CPP Newsletter, we have addressed … [Read more...]