CPP 2009 Advance Program

UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON/CONCERNED PHILOSOPHERS FOR PEACE
CONFERENCE ON “COMMUNITIES OF JUSTICE”
NOVEMBER 5-7, 2009

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5

Pre-Conference Reception: 8 p.m. (ArtStreet facility)

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6

Session 1, 9am-10:45am

Room A: Global Politics

“Orientalism in the Global War on Terror” by Nathan Eckstrand, Duquesne University

“How Some Definitions (and Their Applications) of ‘Terrorism’ Are Better for the Community than Other Definitions” by Doug Knapp, Inver Hills Community College

“Deliberative Global Politics and Non-Military Humanitarian Counter-Interventions” by Michael Allen, East Tennessee State University

Room B: Problems of Oppression

“Oppression Reconsidered” by Sybol Cook Anderson, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

“Virtue Ethics and the Problem of Oppression” by Robert Paul Churchill, George Washington University

“The Moral Responsibility of Engaging One’s Oppressor” by Court Lewis, University of Tennessee

Coffeebreak: 10:45-11:15am

Session 2, 11:15am-12:30pm

Room A: Post-Modern Views

“The Entwining of Freedom and Intersubjective Sensibility” (Levinas) by Bergo Bettina, Universite de Montreal

“It Could Be…Better” (Irigaray) by Danielle Poe, University of Dayton

Room B: Communities in Conflict

“Communities in Conflict: Standards for Just Negotiations” by John Lango, Hunter College of CUNY

“The Cultural and Political Dimension of Ethnic Conflicts” by Messay Kebede, University of Dayton

Lunch Break: 12:30-2:00pm (Kennedy Student Union or Brown Street)

Session 3, 2:00-3:45pm

Room A: Just Community

“What Constitutes a Just Community?” by Oidinposha Imamkhodjaeva, Visiting Scholar, Penn State Univ.

“Looking Backward toward a Just Community” by Ron Hirschbein, Walden University

“Leftists and Rightists on Distributive Justice” by Ronald Glossop, Prof. Emeritus, Southern Ill. Univ., Edwardsville

Room B: Community Issues

“The Family Lacuna” by Douglas Dreier, Cornell University

“Human Rights, Complex Equality, and Hospitality” by Eddy Souffrant, Univ. of North Carolina, Charlotte

“Five Forgiveness Assessments Recommended for Conflict Resolution Processes” by Robert Gould, Conflict Resolution, Portland State University

Coffeebreak: 3:45-4:15pm

Session 4, 4:15-5:30pm

Room A: Indigenous and Undocumented Immigrant Communities

“No Justice, No Peace: What We Must Be Doing” by Tracey Nicholls, Lewis University

“Dream On, Children: Whither the Dream Act?” by Kyoo Lee, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

Room B: Reflections on African American Women

“In Support of the Girls from ‘Round Here’: Black Feminist Reflections on the Utility of Rage for Building Communities of Support” by Denise James, University of Dayton

“The State as Batterer: Women’s Progress to Address American’s Family-Like Racial Dysfunction” by Angela Mae Kupenda, Mississippi College School of Law

Room C: Executive Committee of CPP

(See local information for dinner)

Plenary Session: 7:30pm, Kennedy Student Union Ballroom (2nd floor) Angela Davis

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7

Session 5, 9am-10:45am

Room A: Tolerance and Diversity

“Moral Conviction and Disagreement: Getting Beyond (Negative) Toleration” by Matthew Pianalto, Eastern Kentucky University

“Community and Diversity” by William Gay, UNC Charlotte

“Repressive Justice: Marcuse, Adorno, and the American Attempt to Live Wrong Life Rightly” by Arnold Farr, University of Kentucky

Room B: Problems of Justice

“How to Achieve Justice: Rorty on Redescription and Justification” by Susan Dieleman, York University

“Why Are Only Citizens Worthy of Global Justice?” by Jason Breen, York University

“The Relationship between Feminism, Critical Race Theory, and Justice as Fairness” by Michael Da Silva, University of Toronto Faculty of Law

Coffeebreak: 10:45-11:15am

Session 6, 11:15am-12:30pm

Room A: Radical Interpretations

“The Radical Praxis of Teaching for a Just Community: Marcuse and Kristeva on Liberating the Subject” by Tanya Loughead, Canisius College

“Devious Emancipations: A Marxian Reexamination of Rawls’s Political Conception of Justice” by Hamad Mohamed, Duquesne University

Room B: Developing Just Communities

“Just Communities and Character Formation: An Answer from Hume’s Treatise” by Juan Santos-Castro, Binghamton University SUNY

“On the Virtues of Community Organizing: Recovering Franklin’s and Dewey’s Insights” by Shane Ralston, Pennsylvania State University

Lunch Break: 12:30-2:00pm (Brown Street)

Session 7, 2:00-3:45pm

Room A: Reflections on Warism

“Civilian Casualties and War” by Joseph Betz, Villanova University

“Grief and Precariousness in Alexander Sokurov’s Alexandra (2007) and Ari Folman’s Waltz with Bashir (2008)” by Dennis Rothermel, California State University, Chico

“An Engineer’s Reflection on Sometimes Kafkaesque Searches for ‘Truth’ and ‘Communities of Peace and Justice’ in the United States” by Chuck Overby, Engineering Professor Emeritus, Ohio University

Room B: Justice and Economics

“Crime, Punishment, and Justice in Communities” by Wendy Hamblet, North Carolina A & T State University

“Justice in Business and Defense Communities” by Joseph Kunkel, Professor Emeritus, University of Dayton, and Hamid Rafizadeh, Professor of Business, Bluffton University

“Justice and a Pro-Democratic Ethic” by Steve Martinot, Independent Scholar

Short Coffeebreak: 3:45-4:00pm

Session 8, 4:00-5:15pm

Room A: Nonviolence and Love

“Intersectionality and Love” by Andrew Fitz-Gibbon, SUNY Cortland

“Principles for Successful Activism” by Barry Gan, St. Bonaventure University

Room B: Religious Communities

“And They Shall Beat Their Swords into Plowshares: The Peace Ethic of J. Leonard Farmer, Sr.” by Greg Moses, Independent Scholar

“United Methodist Women and Social Justice” by Joseph Osei, Fayetteville State University/UNC

CPP Business Meeting (5:15-6:00pm) in Room C-all are invited!

Banquet and Presidential Address by Gail Presbey

Reception starts at 7:15pm in Kennedy Student Union

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