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CPP @ APA Central 2023

Concerned Philosophers for Peace Group Sessions

Co-sponsored by The Gandhi, King, Chavez, Addams Society


SESSION 1 

Thursday, February 23

7:00pm – 10:00pm

G4J. Concerned Philosophers for Peace

Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Moral Thought on Peace and Nonviolence

Co-sponsored by The Gandhi, King, Chavez, Addams Society

Speakers:

Gregory Bock (The University of Texas at Tyler) and Court Lewis (Pellissippi State Community College)
“Illuminating Bonhoeffer’s Conception of Forgiveness”

William Barnes (New Mexico Highlands University)
“Simone De Beauvoir: The Virtue of Un-Knowing”

Talhah Mustafa (University of Nebraska Lincoln)
“Racial Powers”

Joel Ballivian (UW-Madison)
“Reparations for Historic Racism: What Does Benefitting Have to Do With It?”

Solomon A Laleye (Adekunle Ajasin University)
“Advanced Cyber-Crime, Ritual Killings and Their Mutual Exclusiveness”

John Park (California State University, Sacramento)
“Why Regulations on Empirical Claims in the Media Are Justified”


SESSION 2

Friday, February 24

7:00pm – 10:00pm

G5D. Concerned Philosophers for Peace

Visions of Peace and Nonviolence in Popular Culture

Co-sponsored by The Gandhi, King, Chavez, Addams Society


Speakers:


Kate C.S. Schmidt (Metropolitan State University of Denver)
“Batman Never Kills: Envisioning the Moral Costs of Violence in Popular Culture”


Katie Harster (Boston College)
““For Light and Life”: Peace in Thoreau and the Jedi of Star Wars: The High Republic”


Colin J. Lewis (University of Colorado, Colorado Springs)
“Hegemons, Peace-seeking, and The Godfather”


Jennifer Kling (University of Colorado, Colorado Springs)
“Nonviolent Activism in Lord of the Rings”

The meeting will be held February 22-25, 2023 at the Hilton Denver City Central in Denver, CO. 

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CFP: CPP 35th Annual Conference (2022)

$100 Regular / $25 Student (or without travel support)


Co-Sponsor: University of New Mexico

Philosophy Department

Theme: Peace, Nonviolence, Power, and Crisis

October 21-22, 2022

Keynote: Dr. Ann V. Murphy, UNM Philosophy


Official Program


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

Due to the impending collapse of fossil fuel-driven late capitalist excess, political polarization and inertia, the unprecedented health disaster brought on by Covid and our response to it, and immanent environmental disaster, we face a future marked not just by crises, but by the apparent inability for current structures of power to respond adequately. How do we come together in the pursuit of peace, nonviolence, and justice in the face of Power in Crisis?

Topics might include, but are not limited to:

The nature of Power, how it forms subjects as well as how and why subjects formed by power might resist it.

Indigenous and Nonwestern philosophical critiques of and alternatives to Power

Intersectionality and power in crisis

The relationship between peace, nonviolence, and social change 

Revolutionizing healthcare

Revolutionizing capitalism

Revolutionizing the military-industrial complex

The relationship between revolution, rebellion, and power in crisis

The relationship between emerging technology and peace, nonviolence, power, and crises

Social networks, power, crises, and nonviolent change

Framing crises, disasters, and apocalypses

Nonviolently creating political alternatives to the Power Structures that are failing to address the Crises we face: (Social Ecology, direct democracy, Anarchism, etc.)

Critiques of “empowerment” in relation to Peace, Nonviolence, Power, and Crisis.

Utopianism in relation to Peace, Nonviolence, Power, and Crisis.

Issues in agency and “constructivism” in relation to Peace, Nonviolence, Power, and Crisis.

The debate between liberalism and postmodernism in relation to Peace, Nonviolence, Power, and Crisis.

Relating “classic” nonviolent movements to the unique features of Power in Crisis. 

Responding to political challenges for peace: authoritarianism, lawlessness, broken democracies in relation to Peace, Nonviolence, Power, and Crisis

Responding to environmental challenges: climate change, environmental justice in relation to Peace, Nonviolence, Power, and Crisis

Issues in “materialism” and “immaterialism” in relation to Peace, Nonviolence, Power, and Crisis

Responding to social challenges: homelessness, poverty, hunger, domestic violence, insecurity in relation to Peace, Nonviolence, Power, and Crisis

Responding to “personal” challenges: hopelessness, resignation, nihilism, and cynicism etc. in relation to Peace, Nonviolence, Power, and Crisis

Celebrating and applying the wisdom of exemplars of moral courage and nonviolence in relation to Peace, Nonviolence, Power, and Crisis

Celebrating and applying solidarity, love, and other virtues in relation to Peace, Nonviolence, Power, and Crisis

Optimism, hope, and/or faith in humanity in the 21st century


Proposed Panels

The conference will include a panel based around The Acorn: Philosophical Studies in Pacifism and Nonviolence Special Edition entitled “On the Future of Nonviolence” which focuses on Judith Butler’s recent book, The Force of Nonviolence: An Ethico-Political Bind. We are also proposing, dependent on submissions, a panel informed by Murry Bookchin’s theory of Social Ecology, and a panel on pedagogy featuring presentations by schoolteachers and college professors working in the Albuquerque area and beyond. We welcome similar talks from teachers coming in from elsewhere. Panel proposals related to these areas or others in line with the conference theme will be taken into consideration. 


Information on the Keynote:

Dr. Murphy’s main areas of research are phenomenology and social and political philosophy, particularly theories of violence and nonviolence. Her research focuses on questions of embodiment, vulnerability, and identity. She is the author of Violence and the Philosophical Imaginary (SUNY 2012) and has published essays in various journals including Hypatia, Continental Philosophy Review, Journal for the British Society of Phenomenology, and philoSOPHIA. With Gail Weiss and Gayle Salamon, Dr. Murphy co-edited 50 Concepts for a Critical Phenomenology (Northwestern 2020). Her current research is on hunger, embodiment, and structural violence, and she is currently working on a monograph entitled Ethics of Hunger: Corporeal Vulnerability and Structural Violence.

Dr. Murphy teaches ethics, bioethics, political philosophy, philosophy of gender, and contemporary continental thought. Examples of recent graduate seminars include Critical Phenomenology and Philosophies of Violence and Nonviolence. Dr. Murphy also teaches medical ethics in the UNM BA/MD program and is one the core faculty in the Certificate Program in Clinical Ethics at the UNM Health Sciences Center.


Further Details:

We welcome submissions from undergraduates, graduate students, professional academics, independent scholars, and anyone willing to present persuasive sound argumentative positions in line with our theme and ethos. We also welcome submissions 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 are committed to making this year’s conference rigorous, celebratory, and supportive as well as inclusive and welcoming to all, and expect these values in our participants.

This is our first face to face conference since the pandemic began. It is expected that all participants will be vaccinated and boosted by the time of the conference.

**There will be a $100 prize for the best graduate student paper and the best undergraduate student paper** (Please indicate if you are a student when you submit your abstract)

We plan to celebrate each other’s ideas and the community that we have built and continue to build at CPP. Rather than a competitive environment, we aim to foster a warm environment that cultivates intellectual growth, compassion, and to practice what we preach. We are excited to welcome old and new friends to beautiful New Mexico, but of course, will stay apprised of developments concerning Covid-19, and will go virtual if necessary.


Submission Guidelines:  

  • Submit: an abstract (with bibliography) of no more than 500 words, prepared for blind review
  • Send to: Will Barnes will@planetarycollective.com
  • Write: “CPP 2022 submission” in subject line
  • Extended Deadline: Aug. 1, 2022
  • 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 student and would like to be considered for a student award, indicate that in your email).
  • Acceptance notices will be sent by the end of August.

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/

Questions? Contact: Will Barnes: will -at- planetarycollective.com

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CPP @ APA Eastern 2022

Concerned Philosophers for Peace

Virtual Group Session

Thursday, January 13, 2022

11:00 am – 12: 50 pm EST

Chair:

Fuat Gursozlu (Loyola University Maryland)

Speakers:

Jean-Marie Makang (Frostburg State University) “Authoritarianism and Sectarianism and the Democratic Experiment”

Will Barnes (University of New Mexico)
“Left Cynicism, Cheekiness, and Satire”

James Walker (DePaul University)
“Towards a Radical Engagement with Global Health Inequity as a Necessary Component of Positive Peace Building”

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Remembering Bat-Ami Bar On: CPP @ APA Central

Feb. 24, 2022 (Chicago)


Thursday morning, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Celebrating the Work of Bat-Ami Bar On

G2M. Concerned Philosophers for Peace 1

Co-sponsored by The Gandhi, King, Chavez, Addams Society

Chair: Court Lewis (Pellissippi State Community College)

Speakers:

Jennifer Kling (University of Colorado, Colorado Springs)

“Resettling Refugees: State Obligations, Egalitarian Concerns”

Court Lewis (Pellissippi State Community College)

“Nonviolence When Everyone is a Citizen-Soldier”

Wim Laven (Instructor of Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Governing Council of International Peace Research Association)

“Daring To Be Good: The Moral Demands of Bat-Ami Bar On”


Thursday evening, 7:15pm – 10:15pm

Racism, Pacifism, and Avoiding Atrocities and War

G3Q. Concerned Philosophers for Peace

Chair: Court Lewis (Pellissippi State Community College)

Speakers:

Rashad Rehman and Lydia Clarke Rehman (The University of Toronto)

“The Moral Responsibility of Whom? Re-thinking Water Inequality in Canadian Indigenous Communities”

Joel Ballivian (UW-Madison)

“Racial Apathy and the Persistence of Injustice”

Carlo Filice (SUNY Geneseo)

“How Absolute is the Pacifism of Jesus?”

Leonard Kahn (Loyola University New Orleans and the United States Naval Academy)

“Just Cause and Risk Transfer”

Will Barnes (University of New Mexico)

“The Virtue of not-Knowing: Hannah Arendt and Auto-Deconstruction”

Wim Laven (Instructor of Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Governing Council of International Peace Research Association)

“The Role of Philosophy in Healing a Divided America”


Program Schedule: CPP 2021 Virtual Conference on ‘Fragile Lands, Power Politics’

Concerned Philosophers for Peace

Here is the program schedule:

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

October 29-30, 2021

Fragile Lands, Power Politics: Effects of Violence and Injustice on People, Politics, and the Environment

Keynote Adress from John Nolt, University of Tennessee

We’re inviting papers that address the violence and injustice that make  our world fragile and leave people, the environment, and non-humans vulnerable. We especially welcome this papers that help us to understand and create pathways to peace and justice. Papers in any philosophical tradition are encouraged.

Topics might include, but are not limited to:

Political challenges for peace: authoritarianism, lawlessness, democracies under threat, territorial borders, failing international treaties, etc.

Environmental challenges: climate change, environmental justice, environmental racism, role of the government, violence of pseudoscience, habitat erosion, “invasive” species, resource extraction, speciesism, land management and use, ocean management and use, etc.

Social challenges: homelessness, poverty, domestic violence, insecurity, systemic injustice, animal justice, gentrification and creation of “artificial” green spaces, hostile architecture, commodification of outdoor recreation, children in nature, etc.

Personal challenges: activism, inaction, fear, coercion, manipulation, privatization of environmental concern/action, raising children, etc.

Exemplars of nonviolence: exemplars of moral courage, good stewardship, successful nonviolent movements, peace-making, etc.


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 we are committed to making this year’s conference inclusive and welcoming to all.

**There will be a $200 prize for the best graduate student paper, plus a monetary prize for best undergraduate student paper **

(Please indicate if you are a graduate or undergraduate 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: Rachel Dichter (rdichter@nd.edu) and Court Lewis (cdlewis1@pstcc.edu)

Write: “CPP 2021 submission” in subject line

Deadline: August 1, 2021

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 or undergraduate student and would like to be considered for a graduate student award, indicate that in your email).

Acceptance notices will be sent by September 1, 2021


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, our Facebook page, and our YouTube channel.

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Concerned Philosophers for Peace

2022 Central Division Program, Palmer House Hilton

Chicago, IL, February 23-26, 2022.

Call for Abstracts

SESSION 1: Celebrating the Work of Bat-Aman Bar On

Bat-Ami Bar On, professor of philosophy, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and Judaic Studies at Binghamton University, director of the university’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, passed away in 2020. Professor Bar On was a vibrant, brilliant, and deeply thoughtful person, and we invite abstracts on papers that engage with Bar On’s life, work, and impact on nonviolence and peace.

               Her philosophical interests were diverse, but all connected with a thread of responding to violence. From the most individualized (constitution of violent bodies), to the more international—refugees and what we ought to do for them. Her final published article was on Fascism (“But Is It Fascism?”), but her latest interest were refugees.

SESSION 2:  General Session On Nonviolence, Peace, and Related Topics

We invite abstracts dealing with any topic relevant to nonviolence and peace studies.

Submission Guidelines

Submit: an abstract (with bibliography) of no more than 500 words, prepared for blind review

Send to: Court Lewis (cdlewis1@pstcc.edu)

Write: “APA 2022 submission” in subject line

Deadline: August 20, 2021

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

Acceptance notices will be sent by September 1, 2021

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. Concerned Philosophers for Peace is committed to an inclusive and productive environment where all can discuss the study of peace and nonviolence and how it impacts our social and political lives. More information at Concerned Philosophers for Peace website: http://peacephilosophy.org, our Facebook page, and our YouTube channel.

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CPP Graduate Student Paper Award Winners – 2020

I am pleased and proud to announce the Graduate Student Paper Award Winners for the 2020 Annual CPP Conference, “Peace and Hope in Dark Times” (rescheduled from October 2020 to January 2021 because of COVID-19).

The winners are:


Outstanding Paper AwardRashad Rehman, “Pieper’s Defense of Aquinas on Peace”


Outstanding Paper AwardDakota Layton, “Fake News in the Information Age: The Challenges it Poses for Peace”


Honorable MentionVictor Abundez Guerra, “Collective Responsibility With Blame”


Please join me in congratulating the winners—Congratulations!—and thanking all of those who submitted papers for consideration. CPP strives to encourage and support the next generation of scholars, and we hope that these graduate student paper awards go some way toward furthering that goal.


In addition, thanks to our CPP prize subcommittee: Andrew Fiala, Paula Smithka, and Danielle Poe. Without their work and deliberations, we wouldn’t be able to make these awards!

Jennifer Kling

CPP Executive Director

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CPP 2021 Virtual Conference

Concerned Philosophers for Peace

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
January 29-30, 2021

Theme: Peace and Hope in Dark Times

See Updated Schedule and Information at

Fresno State Ethics Center


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

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.

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.