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CPP 2021 Virtual Conference

Call for Papers

Concerned Philosophers for Peace

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
January 29-30, 2021

On Zoom via:


Co-Sponsors

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

Submit abstracts of 500 words for papers related to this theme or to the overall mission of Concerned Philosophers for Peace.  

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 afiala@csufresno.edu
  • 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: http://peacephilosophy.org/

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: afiala@csufresno.edu

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New volume: Civility, Nonviolent Resistance, and the New Struggle for Social Justice

CPP is very pleased to share information about the newest Philosophy of Peace volume from Brill:


Civility, Nonviolent Resistance, and the New Struggle for Social Justice

Amin Asfari, editor Volume 342

https://brill.com/view/title/56229?lang=en

Please support our series by ordering for your libraries.

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cfp: CPP 2019 Annual Conference

Concerned Philosophers for Peace: Call for Paper Abstracts

32nd Annual Conference

Conference Theme:

Politics, Polarity, and Peace

Keynote Speaker: Lucius T. Outlaw (Jr)

Dates: October 18-19, 2019

Location: University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Any abstract that relates to the theme, broadly construed, or that relates to the overall mission of CPP, is welcome.

Topics might include, but are not limited to:

• teaching politics/justice/peace in a deeply divided country

• peace activism under conditions of polarization

• polarity versus divisiveness

• personal identity and political identity

• peace in conditions of diversity

• diversity and political polarity

• cooperation in conditions of polarity

• peace in a polarized society

• collaboration, cooperation, and compromise

• democratic deliberation, justice, and peace

• historical conceptions of polarity and peace

• polarity within and between groups

• individual and institutional politics

• virtue signaling and compromise

• technological polarization and prospects for peace

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.**

Submission Guidelines: Please submit an abstract (no more than 500 words) to Jennifer Kling at jkling@uccs.edu by June 15, 2019. Please submit abstracts as .doc, .docx, or .pdf. Please include your name, institutional affiliation, e-mail address, and paper title in the body of your e-mail. Please use “CPP 2019 submission” in the subject line of your email. Acceptance notices will be sent out no later than July 30th.

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.

This year’s CPP conference is being hosted by the Philosophy Department at the University of Colorado,Colorado Springs, with generous support from the UCCS College of Letters, Arts & Sciences. Send any questions to Jennifer Kling at jkling@uccs.edu.

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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:

https://www.flydenver.com/parking_transit/transit/bus-rtd-skyride

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. 

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30th Annual CPP Conference

With Registration Link

Concerned Philosophers for Peace

30th Annual Conference

Sheraton Raleigh Hotel

Raleigh, NC

November 16th-18th, 2017

Conference Theme:

Civility, Nonviolent Resistance, & the New Struggle for Social Justice

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Recent political events have ushered in a rise of nationalism not seen since the last century.  Divisive rhetoric and populist agendas continue to proliferate around the globe.  Moreover, misguided policies spanning criminal justice reform and the environment perpetuate systemic injustice.  Exposing the normative discourse is important in understanding the context of these policies.  This year’s CPP conference invites abstract submissions on the following topics (relevant topics to the mission of the CPP are welcome):

  • Nationalism
    • Pluralism and identity
    • Health care
    • Gun violence
    • Military-Industrial complex
    • Protest movements (non-violent resistance, free speech)
    • Police violence
    • Borders
    • Surveillance state
  • Mass migrations
    • War
    • Refugees
    • State violence
  • Economic system
  • Educational systems
  • Environmental justice
  • Criminal justice reform

Submission Guidelines: Please submit an abstract (no more than 500 words) to Dr. Amin Asfari at aasfari@waketech.edu by July 30, 2017.  Please include your name, institutional affiliation,        e-mail address and paper title in the body of your e-mail.  Please use “CPP 2017 submission” in the subject line of your email.

Acceptance notices will be sent out to authors no later than September 15th.

Main Contact and Conference Information: Amin Asfari, aasfari@waketech.edu

Conference hotel/lodging: The conference will be held at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel. A block of rooms are reserved for conference participants and it is requested that participants stay at the Sheraton. There will be a conference room rate of $129 per night. Further lodging details will be forthcoming.

Conference registration: The conference registration fee is $100. The registration fee can be paid at the conference. The option of pre-conference registration will be forthcoming.

Registration link: To reserve a room, please click here.

About CPP:  Concerned Philosophers for Peace is the largest, most active organization of professional philosophers in North American 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: http://peacephilisophy.org/

 

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CPP Membership & Listserv

For membership information please contact CPP Treasurer Sanjay Lal (sanjaylal@clayton.edu)

To join the CPP listserv contact Barry Gan (bgan@sbu.edu)

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CPP 2016 (St. Bonaventure, NY)

Revised Jan. 2017

Access the 2016 Conference Program for Concerned Philosophers for Peace

29th annual CPP conference
St. Bonaventure University
Oct. 13-16, Thursday- Sunday

Conference Theme: Pacifism, Politics, and Feminism

Anyone wishing to present a paper at the annual Concerned Philosophers for Peace conference should send an electronic copy of an abstract of that paper to Barry L. Gan at bgan@sbu.edu no later than September 1, 2016, but abstracts are certainly welcome before that date. Decisions regarding acceptance of papers will be made on a rolling basis, but all decisions will be complete by September 10.

I would welcome volunteers to assist in reviewing the abstracts. Please let me know if you are interested.

Also, I am in the process of identifying and confirming a couple of keynote speakers. Some of you have already offered suggestions to me. I would welcome more suggestions as I follow up on those submitted so far.

Here is some additional information on the conference:

The dates of the 29th annual conference are Oct. 13-16, Thursday through Sunday. Details will be forthcoming as plans for the conference proceed. Please mark your calendars to keep these dates open.

St. Bonaventure University is not located near any major airports. The closest airport is Buffalo, NY, seventy miles away. Rochester is 100 miles away. It is also possible to fly into Bradford, PA, which is only 25 miles away, or Erie, PA, which is 100 miles away. Buffalo tends to be the most convenient airport, and we will arrange shuttle trips to and from that airport though some of us may find it more convenient to rent cars and share rides with others. We are a 3.5-hour drive from both Cleveland and Pittsburgh, and two-and-a-half hours from Binghamton, should anyone know where that is.

Three hotels are located within walking distance of the campus (1/4 mile to one mile away). The closest is the Fairfield Inn and Suites. Also close is Microtel Inn and Suites, and slightly farther away (perhaps ¾ of a mile) is the Best Western Plus University Inn. The Best Western and Fairfield Inn each have a swimming pool and hot tub.

Finally, here is some information (incomplete with respect to the Fairfield Inn) on hotel availability for the conference.

Hotel group rates—held until Sept. 13

Best Western Plus University Inn
2 queen beds including pool, fitness, and breakfast
109.99 plus tax
(716) 372-1300

Microtel Inn and Suites
single on Thursday 80.99 Fri. and Sat. 98.99
double on Thursday 89.99 Fri. and Sat. 107.99
(716) 373-5333

Fairfield Inn and Suites
(716) 372-7500

Looking forward to another great gathering and series of conversations and discussions.

Barry L. Gan
Executive Secretary,
Concerned Philosophers for Peace

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The Peace of Nature and the Nature of Peace

Essays on Ecology, Nature, Nonviolence, and Peace

Brill Publishers

Edited by Andrew Fiala, Fresno State University

The essays collected in The Peace of Nature and the Nature of Peace consider connections between ecology, environmental ethics, nonviolence, and philosophy of peace. Edited by Andrew Fiala, this book includes essays written by important scholars in the field of peace studies, pacifism, and nonviolence, including Michael Allen Fox, Andrew Fitz-Gibbon, Bill Gay, and others. Topics include: ecological consciousness and nonviolence, environmental activism and peace activism, the environmental impact of militarism, native and indigenous peoples and peace, food ethics and nonviolence, and other topics.

The book should be of interest to scholars, students, and activists who are interested in the relationship between peace movements and environmentalism.

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Annual Conference

For updated conference info with cop, click here

The 2016 annual conference of CPP, our 29th annual conference, will take place at St. Bonaventure University, the third time in fifteen years that Bonaventure will have hosted the conference.

The dates of the conference are Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 13-16, 2016. We hope that we can build on the success of the 2015 conference. Details of the conference will be forthcoming as plans proceed. Please mark your calendars to keep these dates open.

St. Bonaventure University is located just outside of Olean, NY, about seventy miles due south of Buffalo, NY, close to the Pennsylvania border. It is not located near any major airports. The closest airport is Buffalo, NY. Rochester is 100 miles away. It is also possible to fly into Bradford, PA, which is only 25 miles away, but flights to Bradford may require a couple of connections. Erie, PA is 90 miles away. Buffalo tends to be the most convenient airport, and we will arrange shuttle trips to and from that airport though some of us may want to rent cars and share rides with others.

Three hotels are located within walking distance of the campus (1/4 mile to one mile away). The closest is the Fairfield Inn and Suites. Also close by is Microtel Inn and Suites, and slightly farther away is the Best Western Plus University Inn. We will make arrangements with each of these hotels for special (lower, not higher) conference prices.

The theme for next year’s conference has yet been determined, so please feel free to share ideas for themes that you have.

Barry L. Gan
Executive Secretary
Concerned Philosophers for Peace

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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
-War
-Borders
-Immigration
-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 2015CPP@gmail.com 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, fgursozlu@loyola.edu.

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: http://peacephilosophy.org/

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.