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CPP 2015: Call for Abstracts

The 2015 conference of Concerned Philosophers for Peace will be hosted at Loyola University Maryland on October 22-24 and will be devoted to the theme of Cultural Violence.

Call for Abstracts

Concerned Philosophers for Peace
28th Annual Conference
Hosted by Loyola University Maryland
Baltimore, MD
October 22nd-24th, 2015

Conference Theme:
Cultural Violence

Cultural violence refers to the aspects of a culture that can be used to legitimize direct or structural violence. Cultural violence limits our possibilities to imagine peaceful forms of living by normalizing direct and structural violence. Thus, to understand the causes of violence it is necessary to unmask the discourses that make it acceptable. This year’s CPP conference invites submissions on the following topics (however, we welcome all papers relevant to the mission of the CPP):

-The nature of cultural violence
-Manifestation of cultural violence in different domains (race, ethnicity, gender, class, nationality, religion)
-Discourses of cultural violence
-Institutions of cultural violence
-Cultural Violence and
-Pluralism and Identity
-Economic Structures
-Prison-Industrial Complex
-Educational Systems
-Police Violence
-Ecological Violence
-Peaceful means of challenging cultural violence
-Sustainable peace, justice, and overcoming cultural violence

Submission Guidelines: Please submit an abstract of 500 words to by May 1, 2015. In the body of your e-mail, please include your name, paper title, institutional affiliation, and e-mail address. Please use “2015 CPP Submission” in the subject line of your email.

Notification of Acceptance: The organizing committee will notify the authors with decisions no later than 1st of June.

Main Contact and Conference Information: Fuat Gursozlu,

About CPP: Concerned Philosophers for Peace is the largest, most active organization of professional philosophers in North America involved in the analysis of the causes of violence and prospects for peace. For more information about the Concerned Philosophers for Peace please visit our website:

Thanks to Our Co-Sponsors: Loyola University Maryland Philosophy Department, the Peace and Justice Studies Program at Loyola University Maryland, and the Center for Humanities at Loyola University Maryland.

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