CPP 2021 Virtual Conference

Concerned Philosophers for Peace

January 29-30, 2021

Theme: Peace and Hope in Dark Times

See Updated Schedule and Information at

Fresno State Ethics Center


California State University, Fresno

Pellissippi State Community College

Texas State University

[This is CPP’s 2020 annual conference, rescheduled from October 2020 because of Covid-19]

Theme: Peace and Hope in Dark Times

What are the challenges for peace?  What can we hope for?

Topics might include, but are not limited to:

Political challenges for peace: authoritarianism, lawlessness, broken democracies, etc.

Environmental challenges: climate change, environmental justice, etc.

Social challenges: homelessness, poverty, domestic violence, insecurity

Personal challenges: hopelessness, resignation, bystander effect, etc.

Exemplars of nonviolence 

Exemplars of moral courage

Successful nonviolent movements

The role of hope in the philosophy of peace

The need for solidarity, love, and other virtues

We welcome submissions from undergraduates, graduate students, and professional philosophers, as well as from a range of fields including philosophy, law, public policy, business, history, religious studies, political science, social science, or related fields. Submissions from teachers, researchers, or practitioners are also welcome, particularly insofar as those presentations could complement the theme of the conference. We also especially welcome proposals from women and minorities, and are committed to making this year’s conference inclusive and welcoming to all.

**There will be a $100 prize for the best graduate student paper**

(Please indicate if you are a graduate student when you submit your abstract)

Submission Guidelines 

  • Submit: an abstract (with bibliography) of no more than 500 words, prepared for blind review
  • Send to: Andrew Fiala at
  • Write: “CPP 2020 submission” in subject line
  • Deadline: December 1, 2020
  • Format: submit only files in .doc, .docx, or .pdf. 
  • Include: name, institutional affiliation, e-mail address, and paper title in the body of your e-mail (if you are a graduate student and would like to be considered for a graduate student award, indicate that in your email).
  • Acceptance notices will be sent in mid December

About Concerned Philosophers for Peace

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.

More information at Concerned Philosophers for Peace website:

This conference is being co-hosted by:

  • Philosophy Department, California State University, Fresno
  • Philosophy Department, Pellissippi State Community College
  • Philosophy Department, Texas State University

Contact person is Professor Andrew Fiala:

By mopress

Writer, Editor, Social Democrat

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