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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 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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Annual Conference

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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.

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CPP 2014 Datesaver Millersville Univ.

UPDATED — Please save the dates Oct. 10-11 for the 2014 annual meeting of CPP to be held at Millersville University, PA (location map)

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CPP 2013 @ Yosemite : Call for Papers

Concerned Philosophers for Peace

2013 National Conference

Yosemite National Park

October 24-27

Call for Papers

Theme: The Nature of Peace and the Peace of Nature

We invite paper proposals on the following topics

(other topics relevant to the mission of the society are encouraged):

 

Environmental activism and nonviolence

Sustainability and peace

Deep ccology and pacifism

Environmental impact of militarism

War and indigenous peoples

Impact of war on ecosystems

The nature of violence

Resource wars and global conflict

Geographies of peace and violence

Climate change and justice

Important Dates
June 15: Abstracts of 500 words submitted to: afiala@csufresno.edu

July 1: Notifications of Acceptance will be sent to conferees

September 1: Conference registration and lodging deposit due

For more info and conference updates:
www.fresnostate.edu/artshum/philosophy/cpp/

This conference is co-sponsored by the Ethics Center at Fresno State in coordination with the College of Arts and Humanities, The Fresno State Philosophy Department, and the Peace and Conflict Studies Program at Fresno State.

Please Note: Yosemite National Park is a high demand destination.  This means that reservations must be made in advance, to guarantee the rooms we have reserved at the Yosemite Lodge.  Camping is an option for those on a budget (but October can be cool at night).

Lodging and meeting will be in the Yosemite Lodge, located at the bottom of Yosemite Falls, a short walk from the Merced River, Half Dome, and the other icons of Yosemite Valley.

More Info: www.yosemitepark.com/yosemite-lodge.aspx

About Yosemite

Yosemite Valley is one of the natural wonders of the world, featuring immense granite faces, breathtaking waterfalls, and nearby groves of giant sequoia trees.  It is a world-renowned destination, which includes amazing opportunities for hiking, climbing, and learning about nature.  Yosemite also has an interesting cultural history.  Native peoples called the Valley home until contact with Europeans in the 1830’s.  Abraham Lincoln declared Yosemite a national recreation site—the first time in American history that the government set land aside for conservation.  The history of Yosemite is associated with the work of naturalist John Muir.  Muir was a critic of war who wrote of the Civil War, “the showy coverings of war hide its real hideousness.”  His years as a wandering naturalist were partly inspired by his desire to escape the horrors of the Civil War.  Muir was an admirer of the American Transcendentalist philosophers, including Ralph Waldo Emerson, who visited Yosemite under Muir’s guidance in 1871.  Muir went on to guide Theodore Roosevelt through Yosemite.  That visit was instrumental in inspiring Roosevelt’s enthusiasm for National Parks.  Along with other early naturalists and mountaineers Muir become a founding member of the Sierra Club.  Since those early days, Yosemite has inspired a number of activists, artists and authors including Ansel Adams and Gary Snyder.

About Concerned Philosophers for Peace

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CPP 2012: Mercer U

Concerned Philosophers for Peace 2012

Theme: “Struggles for Recognition: Individuals, Peoples, and States”
2012 Conference, Oct. 26-27, 2012
Mercer University, Macon, Georgia U.S.A.

Preliminary Program
(Version: September 21)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2012
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Informal gathering at Jittery Joe’s Coffee Shop
1635 Montpelier Ave., Macon, Georgia 31201
http://www.jitteryjoes.com/locations/

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012

8:15 am to 9:00 am
Meet and Greet & Coffee

9:00 am to 9:10 am
Welcome
David T. Ritchie, Professor of Law & Philosophy, Mercer University
Lake Lambert, Dean, College of Liberal Arts, Mercer University

9:15 am to 10:45 am
Concurrent Sessions I

Session I-A
Bill Gay, Professor of Philosophy, University of North Carolina-Charlotte

Recognition and Violence
Fuat Gursozlu, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Loyola Univ.-Maryland
Democracy and Recognition

Session I-B
Barry Gan, Professor of Philosophy, St. Bonaventure University
The Tea Party and Me

11:00 am to 12:20 pm
Concurrent Sessions II

Session II-A
Wendy Hamblet, Professor of Liberal Studies, North Carolina A&T State Univ.
Struggles for Recognition: An Exploration of the Paradox of Identity Politics
Matthew R.G. Regan, Graduate Student, University of Maryland
The Taste of Freedom: Capabilities, Human Rights, and the Concept of Suffering

Session II-B
Stacy Kosko, Lecturer, University of Maryland
Agency Vulnerability, Participation, and the Self-determination of Indigenous Peoples
Chuck Overby, Professor Emeritus of Engineering, Ohio University
Title TBA

12:20 pm to 1:20 pm
Lunch
CPP Executive Committee Meeting

1:20 pm to 2:50 pm
Concurrent Sessions III

Session III-A
Sanjay Lal, Professor of Philosophy, Clayton State University
Nonviolence as Enabling Liberal Democracy to Function
John Lango, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Hunter College
Nonviolent Revolution and Armed Intervention

Session III-B
Edward Demenchonok, Professor of Foreign Languages & Philosophy, Fort Valley State University
Rethinking Human Rights and Sovereign Equality as Interrelated Legal Principles of the International System
David T. Ritchie, Professor of Law & Philosophy, Mercer University
A Principle of State Nonviolence

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Keynote Address
Peter Brown, Professor of Philosophy, Mercer University
Introduction
Jim Marshall, President, U.S. Institute of Peace

6:00
Dinner at Margaritas Mexican Grill at Mercer Village
1602 Montpelier Ave, Suite 106
Macon, Georgia 30201
http://www.margaritasmexicangrill.com/

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2012

8:15 am to 9:00 am
Coffee

9:00 am to 10:30 am
Concurrent Sessions IV

Session IV-A
Michael Allen, Associate Professor of Philosophy, East Tennessee State University
Why Cyber-harms are Not a Nonviolent Alternative to War
Laurent Chaudron, et al., Professor, French Air Force Academy
From Conflict Modeling to a Peace Engineering Program

Session IV-B
Jean-Marie Makang, Professor of Philosophy, Frostburg State University
Ending U.S. Foreign Wars and Reviving the Domestic War on Poverty
Andrew Fiala, Professor of Philosophy, California State University-Fresno
Social Protest and Violence in the Era of Pacification

10:45 am to 12:15 pm
Concurrent Sessions V

Session V-A
Duane L. Cady, Professor of Philosophy, Hamline University
Lessons from Rwanda
Robert Paul Churchill, Professor of Philosophy, George Washington University
The Horror of Honor Killings: Standing up for Potential Victims

Session V-B
Selin Gursozlu, Postdoctoral Fellow, Villanova University
A Nonviolent Struggle: The Use of Humor and Self-recognition of the Oppressed
Melvin (Wim) Laven, Graduate Student, Kennesaw State University
Forgiveness: A Tool for Peace, Justice, and Human Rights

12:15 pm to 1:15 pm
Lunch

1:20 pm to 2:50 pm
Concurrent Sessions VI

Session VI-A
Mark Jones, Professor of Law, Mercer University
Towards Peace Through “Spiritual Justice”
Shawn Loht, Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Tulane University
Polemos and Sovereignty in Heraclitus

Session VI-B
James Stanescu, Lecturer and Director of Debate, Mercer University
The Political Philosophy of a Nonanthropocentric Common
Robert Gould, Professor of Philosophy, Portland State University
Solipsism as the Opposite of Recognition: How a World the Constructs Solipsism Generates Evil

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
CPP Business Meeting

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
CPP Presidential Address
Dave Boersema, Professor of Philosophy, Douglas C. Strain Chair of Natural Philosophy, Distinguished University Professor, Pacific University
Introduction

Andrew Fitz-Gibbon, Associate Professor, Chair of Philosophy, and Director Center for Ethics, Peace and Social Justice, SUNY – Courtland
The Beloved Community: A Neo-Aristotelian Perspective

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When individuals, peoples and states struggle for recognition conflict often ensues.  How can those who study peace have a positive impact on these struggles?  Are there ways of channeling the conflicts that surround attempts to gain political and social recognition into constructive and nonviolent resolution?  What tools can philosophers bring to these struggles that might help bring about such constructive and nonviolent resolutions?

For the Concerned Philosophers for Peace 2012 conference at Mercer University (Macon, GA, Oct. 26-27) we are inviting proposals for papers and panels that address conceptual issues involved with the attempts by individuals, peoples and states for political and social recognition.

The location of this year’s conference—Macon, Georgia recalls the struggle for recognition of civil rights by African-Americans in the deep South.  Given Macon’s proximity to Atlanta we will arrange a visit to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for the Study of Nonviolence, where participants can benefit from the work of those at the Center.  The conference is not limited to the struggle for civil rights in the U.S., however.  Any presentation that deals with political and social recognition is welcome.  In particular, discussions or presentations that focus on democracy or independence movements around the world would be appreciated.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Aug. 1, 2012.  Please email an abstract of 250 words (no attachments please) with author’s name, institutional affiliation, and contact info to host institution contact David Ritchie at ritchie_d@law.mercer.edu

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CONFERENCE LOCATION DETAIL:

Mercer University—Department of Philosophy
1400 Coleman Ave., Macon, GA 31207
U.S.A.

http://www.mercer.edu

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LODGING INFO:

The Hilton Garden Inn is located on the Historic Mercer University Macon campus.  Weekend rates run from $89 to $109 depending on when you register.  Participants can walk to the conference from the Hilton Garden Inn.  Reservations can be made at: https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/gi/reservation/book.htm?execution=e2s1

AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION

Macon is located approximately one hour from the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.  There are shuttles that run from the airport to Macon approximately every 30 minutes.  Shuttle transportation can be arranged at: http://www.groometransportation.com/

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Since its inception in 1981, Concerned Philosophers for Peace (CPP) has become the largest, most active organization of professional philosophers in North America involved in the analysis of the causes of war and prospects for peace. The organization holds an annual conference as well as programs at each divisional meeting of the American Philosophical Association.

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CPP 2011: Peace and the Public Life

THANKS EVERYBODY!

It was good to see everyone together.


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PROGRAM

Presidential Address

President of Concerned Philosophers for Peace Danielle Poe will present the annual presidential address on Diane Wilson’s environmental activism during the closing plenary session for the CPP annual conference at Austin Community College.

In a paper tentatively titled, “Mothering against the Norms: Diane Wilson and Environmental Activism,” Prof. Poe will explore intersecting meanings of justice and mothering in the writings of the highly respected Texas activist. Here’s how Poe describes the upcoming presidential address:

“When my daughter was five years old, I bought her a book about Diane Wilson, whose nonviolent civil disobedience landed her in jail as she confronted injustice. Wilson’s story inspires me, and I hoped it would inspire my daughter as well. Wilson inadvertently stumbles on information about the pollution of the bay where she and her family have shrimped for four generations, and she tirelessly confronts those who are causing the pollution in order to save her community and its bay. I want this kind of passion and sense of justice for my children; I want them to speak out against injustice even when the odds are overwhelmingly against them.

“I will analyze the ways in which Wilson’s experience as a mother inspires her to choose nonviolent, civil disobedience that will result in incarceration. As part of this choice, Wilson confronts norms about what it means to be a mother in U.S. society. Her actions challenge social pressure to raise children who conform to values of capitalism and militarism rather than to justice. While it may seem to be the case that the time that Wilson serves undermines her ability to be a mother by going to jail, I will argue that she fulfills her obligations to her children and provides a creative example to other mothers on how we can mother and resist oppression such that we work to give our children a better society, a capacity to discern justice from injustice, and a capacity for imagining and creating a better
society.”

Poe is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Dayton. She will deliver the CPP presidential address at 3pm, Saturday, Nov. 5, at the auditorium of the Riverside Campus of Austin Community College. The event is free and open to the public.

Community Panel

On Friday, Nov. 4, CPP will host a community panel on “Activism in the Tradition of Cesar Chavez” at 3pm, also at the ACC Riverside Campus, featuring Susana Almanza of PODER, Jim Harrington of the Texas Civil Rights Project, and a representative from Red Salmon Arts. The community panel will be moderated by Prof. Jose-Antonio Orosco of Oregon State University, author of “Cesar Chavez and the Common Sense of Nonviolence.” The community panel is also free and open to the public.


Advance Schedule
(updated Nov. 3, 2011)

Concerned Philosophers for Peace
Annual Conference
Nov. 4 – 5, 2011
Austin Community College (ACC)
Riverside Campus
1020 Grove Blvd., Austin, TX 78741
http://www.austincc.edu/rvs/

NOVEMBER 4, 2011

CPP Info Table & Resistencia Books:
Building G (hallway, ground floor, East side)

Fri 8:15 Meet & Greet
ACC Riverside Campus Building E — Room 7004
Breakfast tacos & coffee

Fri 9:00 – 9:10 Welcome
ACC Riverside Campus Building E — Room 7004

Lyman Grant, Dean of Arts and Humanities at ACC

Fri 9:15 – 10:45 Immigration, Violence, and Democracy
ACC Riverside Campus Building E — Room 7004

Chair: Bob Libal, Grassroots Leadership

Jorge Mario Rodriguez Martinez, Professor of Philosophy, University of San Carlos of Guatemala:

“The Ethical Dimensions of Human Rights and the Moral Limits of Citizenship”

Richard Peterson, Professor of Philosophy, Michigan State University:

“Violence, Intellectuals, and the Public Sphere”

Jose-Antonio Orosco, Professor of Philosophy, Oregon State University:

“Cesar Chavez, Undocumented Immigrants, and American Democracy”

Fri 11:00 – 12:20 Peace Education, Religion, and the Public Life
ACC Riverside Campus Building E — Room 7004

Chair: Celeste Rios, Adjunct Professor of Government, ACC

Lillian Huerta, Director of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, ACC:

“Service Learning as Peace Education”

Sharon Sarles, Adjunct Professor of Sociology, ACC:

“Positioning Religion as a Peacemaking Force”

Carlo Filice, Professor and Chair of Philosophy, SUNY Geneseo:

“Peace and Public Fairness”

Fri 12:20 – 1:20
Lunch
Please visit Campus Snack Bar, Building A
or Tin Cup Grill near Golf Course Parking
Presenters: please go to Building G – Room 9135

Fri 1:20 – 2:50 Peace, Resistance, and Revolution
ACC Riverside Campus Building E — Room 7004

Chair: Nicole Berland, Education Organizer for Occupy Austin

Ron Hirschbein, Professor of Philosophy, Walden University

“Edward Bernays’ America”

Raul G. Garcia, Instructor of Philosophy, Lamar University:

“The Philosophy of Ramsey Muniz and the Rising of the Sixth Sun”

David Boersema, Professor of Philosophy, Pacific University:

“Positive Peace in the Middle East”

Fri 3:00 – 5:00 Community Panel:
Activism in the Tradition of Cesar Chavez
ACC Riverside Auditorium Building G – Room 8100

ACC Welcome

Chair: Jose-Antonio Orosco, Professor of Philosophy, Oregon State University and author of Cesar Chavez and the Common Sense of Nonviolence

Lilia Rosas, Red Salmon Arts

James Harrington, Founding Director, Texas Civil Rights Project (TCRP )

Susana Almanza, Coordinator, People Organized for the Defense of the Earth and her Resources (PODER)

Fri 6:00 Dinner at Threadgill’s World Headquarters (South)
“Come as you are, pay as you go, tip like a liberal”

NOVEMBER 5, 2011

Sat 8:15 Meet & Greet
ACC Riverside Auditorium Building G – Room 8100
Breakfast tacos & coffee

Sat 9:00 – 10:15 Critical Issues in Law, Police, and Prisons
ACC Riverside Auditorium Building G – Room 8100

Chair: Scott Henson, Grits for Breakfast

Nick Braune, Associate Professor of Philosophy, South Texas College:

“Police Power and Deception Cause False Confessions”

Michael J. Coyle, Assistant Professor of Political Science, CSU – Chico:

“Penal Abolition and The Public Intellectual as Peace Maker”

Sat 10:30 – 12:15 Critical Figures in Peace Philosophy
ACC Riverside Auditorium Building G – Room 8100

Chair: Glynis Christine, Adjunct Professor of Sociology, ACC

Wendy C. Hamblet, Associate Professor of Liberal Studies, North Carolina A&T University:

“The Philosopher, His Poor and the ‘Nature’ of the Public Life: A Rethinking of Plato’s Treatment of the Working Poor and their place in the Life of the Polis”

Robert Gould, Professor of Philosophy, Portland State University Conflict Resolution Department:

“Hume’s Anti-War Fact/Value Argument Evolves into a Contemporary Warrior Meritocracy, where the Fact of Power and Wealth Trumps Moral Values”

ACC Philosophy Club, Association of Recreational Thinkers (ART)

“Rand Revisited: Objectivist Axioms and Social Movements”

Sat 12:15 – 1:15
Lunch
Please visit Campus Snack Bar, Building A
or Tin Cup Grill near Golf Course Parking
CPP Business Meeting: Building G – Room 9135

Sat 1:20 – 2:50 Philosophy in the Public Life
ACC Riverside Auditorium Building G – Room 8100

Chair: Linda Braune, Poet and Peace Activist

Gail Presbey, Professor of Philosophy, University of Detroit-Mercy:

“Philosopher and Public Intellectual: Compatible Roles?”

Tanya M. Loughead, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Canisius College:

“Freedom-Work”

William C. Gay, Professor of Philosophy and Graduate Coordinator, UNC – Charlotte:

“How Philosophers Advance Peace in the Public Sphere”

Sat 3:00 – 4:45 CPP Presidential Address
ACC Riverside Auditorium Building G – Room 8100
ACC Welcome

Chair: Gail Presbey, Past President of CPP, Professor of Philosophy, University of Detroit Mercy

Danielle Poe, Professor of Philosophy, University of Dayton:

“Mothering against the Norms: Diane Wilson and Environmental Activism”

Sat 5:00 ACC Facility Closing Time


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CONFERENCE LOCATION DETAIL:
Homepage for ACC Riverside Campus
1020 Grove Blvd., Austin, TX 78741
http://www.austincc.edu/rvs/

LODGING INFO: CPP has been offered
a block of rooms for $69.99 per night at:
Comfort Suite Austin Airport
7501 E Ben White Blvd
Austin , TX 78741
Phone: (512) 386-6000
http://www.comfortsuites.com/hotel-austin-texas-TX573

When you call for reservations, please mention
Concerned Philosophers for Peace
The Motel is one mile from
Austin-Bergstrom Intl Airport (AUS)
and 2.4 miles from the ACC
Riverside Campus

SAMPLE BUS SCHEDULES

THURS PM Airport to Motel

FRI AM Motel to Conf

SAT AM Motel to Conf

Conference Objectives

“Peace and the Public Life”

When we think of peace do we think of something public? Or is peace a private thing somehow widely shared? U.S. debates over public options, public workers, and public spending seem to signify a crisis of doubt over the value of the very meaning of “the public.”

For the 2011 conference of Concerned Philosophers for Peace at Austin Community College (Austin, TX, Nov. 4-5) we invited proposals for papers and panels that address conceptual issues involved with re-thinking peace or peacemaking in relation to a crisis in “public life” that has thrown into doubt the very meanings of public and private terms.

The location of this year’s conference–at the Riverside Campus of ACC–also evokes legacies of Cesar Chavez, Gloria Anzaldua, and the civil rights philosophy of J. Leonard Farmer. Papers seeking peaceful conceptions of rights for migrant peoples, of rights to borderline identities, and the equal treatment of peoples under the law would be especially suited to the terrain.

Of course other areas of exploration are also welcome, especially including reflections on issues raised by democracy movements across the Middle East and Northern Africa.

Every year is a good year for philosophers of peace to gather for working refreshment of their conceptual tools. Perhaps the crisis of “public life” presents an opportunity for philosophers to contribute timely meditations on the ways that the turmoil in terms public and private signify hazards and opportunities for conceiving peace.

About CPP

Since its inception in 1981, Concerned Philosophers for Peace (CPP) has become the largest, most active organization of professional philosophers in North America involved in the analysis of the causes of war and prospects for peace. The organization holds an annual conference as well as programs at each divisional meeting of the American Philosophical Association.