2018 Annual Conference

Call for Paper Abstracts

Concerned Philosophers for Peace

31st Annual Conference

University of Colorado, Boulder

October 18-20, 2018

Co-sponsored by the University of Colorado’s

Center for Values and Social Policy

Keynote speaker: Alison Jaggar

Conference Theme:

Economic Justice and Positive Peace

Genuine peace involves more than negative peace, i.e., merely the absence of violence. It also involves positive peace, i.e., the presence of conditions that promote and sustain meaningful and fulfilled lives. Fundamental to the achievement of positive peace is justice, not only in the legal sense, but also in the economic sense, as lack of adequate health, housing, and nutrition obstruct the attainment of fulfilled lives, and hence of both personal and interpersonal peace.

This year’s CPP conference invites abstract submissions on the following topics:

  • Principles/conditions of just distribution
  • Employee rights/employer rights
  • Equality of opportunity/equality of access
  • Nonviolence and positive peace
  • Individual/institutional responsibility
  • Gender/race and economic justice
  • Health care/housing/nutrition/education
  • Nonviolent efforts to achieve economic justice
  • Local/national/global standards
  • Means toward achieving economic justice

In addition, papers addressing all relevant topics to the mission of the CPP are welcome.


Submission Guidelines: Please submit an abstract (no more than 500 words) to David Boersema at boersema@pacificu.edu by June 15, 2018.  Please include your name, institutional affiliation, e-mail address and paper title in the body of your e-mail.  Please use “CPP 2018 submission” in the subject line of your email. Acceptance notices will be sent out no later than July 15th.

Main Contact and Conference Information: David Boersema, boersema@pacificu.edu

Conference hotel/lodging: The conference paper sessions will be held on the University of Colorado Boulder campus. Numerous hotels within a short walking distance to the campus can be found at: https://hotelguides.com/colleges/colorado/university-colorado-boulder.html

Air travel Instructions: After arriving and collecting luggage at DIA (Denver International Airport), bus transportation to Boulder is available. For information, please visit this website:


Conference registration: The conference registration fee is $100 (free for students). The registration fee can be paid at the conference. An option of pre-conference registration will be forthcoming and announced on the CPP website.

Local host: Questions about local lodging, transportation, the University of Colorado, and the Boulder area can be addressed to David Boonin (david.boonin@colorado.edu), Director of the Center for Values and Social Policy.

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. 

By mopress

Writer, Editor, Social Democrat

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