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CPP 2007 Conference Local Arrangements

Accommodations for CPP 2007 Conference

Prices quoted for July 2007. Contact directly for current rates and availability.

Lodging in North Manchester

The Treeway Inn
(3 miles from Manchester College)
1601 St. Rd. 114 West, North Manchester, IN 46962
Toll free: 1-877-982-9090
$60 + tax single, $64 + tax double; request conference rate.

Fruitt Basket Inn – bed & breakfast
(1.2 miles from Manchester College)
116 W. Main Street, North Manchester, IN 46962
4 rooms available on the second floor of 100 year old Victorian home. Breakfast included.
Suite for $100/night: 2 rooms (one king-sized bed, one full-sized bed) with shared bath
2 rooms for $75/night each: (king-sized beds and private baths)

The Hospitality House – historic bed and breakfast
(1 mile to campus)
202 N. Walnut Street, North Manchester, IN 46962
contact: Jennifer Pattison
telephone: 260-454-0720< or
4 distinctive rooms in Victorian hotel. Private baths, queen-sized beds, internet access, full breakfast. $75/night

On-campus dormitory housing
A limited number of rooms are available in the campus dormitories. Each room has two single beds and shares a communal washroom with the floor.
East Hall – rooms for women (6 rooms) Schwalm Hall – rooms for men (9 rooms)
$27.75 per night (per person), includes taxes, linens & towels.
Contact Katy Gray Brown at or 260-982-5343.

Home stays for students/low-income participants
We hope to arrange lodging (a range of guest rooms, spare futons, and floor space) for those who wish. Please contact Katy Gray Brown at or 260-982-5343 by October 15th if you would like free lodging.

Lodging near North Manchester
Huntington is just south of the route between North Manchester and the Fort Wayne airport. Warsaw lies north of North Manchester, away from the Fort Wayne airport.

Holiday Inn Express Huntington
(19.5 miles from Manchester College)
2205 N. Jefferson Street, Huntington, IN 46750
$79-$89 + tax/night

Super 8 Motel Huntington
(19 miles from Manchester College)
2801 Guilford Street (US 24 and Hwy 9), Huntington, IN 46750
$54.00 + tax/night (request Manchester College conference rate)

Ramada Plaza Warsaw
(20 miles from Manchester College)
2519 E Center Street ( US 30 and Center St), Warsaw, IN 46580 US
Phone: 574-269-2323
$74.00 + tax (king or two doubles). Request the Manchester College rate when booking.

Transportation to Manchester College

Manchester College is located in North Manchester, Indiana, about 35 miles west of Fort Wayne and 100 miles north of Indianapolis.

By air:
Fort Wayne, IN (35 miles) Airport code: FWA
South Bend, IN (76 miles) Airport code: SBN
Indianapolis, IN (115 miles) Airport code: IND
Chicago Midway (147 miles) Airport code: MDW
Chicago O’Hare (160 miles) Airport code: ORD

Free shuttles will be arranged from the airport in Fort Wayne to Manchester College. Two shuttles will run to Manchester College (one Thursday late afternoon, one Thursday evening). Shuttles will be offered to the Fort Wayne airport on Sunday after the morning conference sessions. Contact Katy Gray Brown ( if you wish to use these shuttles.

Rental cars are available at all airports. If you are planning on renting a car and are willing to offer space for others, we encourage you to post a message on the CPP listserve ( Note: In order to post a message, you must be a subscriber to the CPP listserver. You may subscribe to the list by sending a message to and typing in the body of the message the words “subscribe cpp” followed by your first and last name. You will then be sent an e-mail with instructions on how to confirm your request.

Other than limited on-campus rooms, motel accommodations are not within convenient walking distance from the conference. We will help to arrange local car pools for conference participants at the beginning and end of each day, if necessary.

Free parking will be available for conference participants.

Facilities and services at Manchester College

The campus cafeteria and snack bar will be open for those who wish to eat on campus. Local restaurant information will be available upon conference arrival.

All conference activities will be in fully accessible buildings. If there are other ability accommodations that you would like, we will work to make arrangements for you. With advance notice, we will facilitate child care arrangements for those bringing children to the conference. Please contact Katy Gray Brown ( as soon as possible with your requests.

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CFP: CPP Conference 2007

Call for Papers, 2007 Annual Conference, Concerned Philosophers for Peace

Nonviolence: Critiquing Assumptions, Examining Frameworks

November 1-4, 2007
Manchester College
North Manchester, IN

Many judgments regarding what is good or bad, possible or impossible, rely upon unspoken assumptions or frameworks which are used to view and evaluate events and actions. Philosophers uncover these hidden aspects of thoughts and judgments, scrutinizing them for soundness, validity, and fairness.
These assumptions and frameworks permeate the topics of violence, nonviolence, war, conflict, and reconciliation; and they influence how we address these problems and issues. This conference encourages philosophers to reflect upon these assumptions and frameworks and their effects, both in the abstract and in the concrete, and to share their insights with us.
Possible subtopics include:

  • How do our current assumptions and frameworks regarding the Middle East shape our concepts of the prospects of war and peace in these areas?
  • How do our assumptions and frameworks regarding poverty, wealth, race, and economy influence our understanding of the prospects for poverty eradication in North America, Africa or Latin America?
  • What guiding assumptions and frameworks have led many Americans to trust military buildup, and even the use of torture, to defend the nation during the “war on terror”? What are the problems with such assumptions and frameworks? Would a different framework provide a better way of securing peace in America?
  • Is peace possible? If so, how? If not, why not? Is human nature such that negative and/or positive peace is improbable if not impossible? Does national security and nation-state autonomy demand a warfare State? Does economic inequality make violence or the threat of violence inevitable?
  • What kind of assumptions and frameworks would be needed in order for people to see nonviolence as a sensible approach to current day problems?

This call for examining assumptions can be used to either defend or challenge nonviolence as a guiding principle for relationships.

Conference Highlights:

Performances: Howard Zinn’s “Marx in Soho” by Robert Weick

Workshops: Peace Journalism, Tom Hastings, Portland State University

Student Paper Session

Presidential Address: Barry Gan, St. Bonaventure University

Contemplative, nonviolent environs.

Abstracts (200 words) and panel proposals by September 1, 2007 to:

Katy Gray Brown Box 122
Manchester College
North Manchester, IN 46962

Or, send it by email to:
For further questions,
contact Katy Gray Brown at 260-982-5343

Sponsored by the Manchester Peace Studies Institute and the Department of Religion and Philosophy

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2006 Conference Website and Call for Papers


Here is a website for the upcoming CPP conference, Oct. 19-22 at SBU.

The site also has a link to the call for papers, which I am still in the process of editing. But I think it is more helpful to provide you with what information is now available. If you have suggestions for improving the call for papers, do let me know. Please construe the conference theme broadly.

At the present time, in addition to the keynote speaker, Arun Gandhi, we are planning a Gulu walk of one hour or so to raise money for children in Uganda who are forced nightly to flee their villages and sleep in nearby cities to avoid abduction.

We are also planning to devote some conference time to former SBU graduates who have involved themselves in various ways with peacework–or failed to do so despite the best of intentions.

At any rate, comments–critical or otherwise–are invited. Since our last conference at SBU, five years ago, two new motels have been built within walking distance of the University and the old motel at which some of you stayed, The Castle, has been demolished. Information is available on the website.

Barry Gan

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Invitation to CPP 2006 with Arun Gandhi

by Barry Gan

At the delightful CPP conference in Chico, hosted by Ron Hirschbein and his wife Lee, among others, we agreed that next year’s conference, once again, would be at St. Bonaventure University. I promised everyone at this year’s conference that as soon as I could firm up dates for 2006, I would do so. So . . . we have some dates. Oct. 19 – Oct. 22, 2006, Thursday to Sunday.

The conference will be in conjunction with a celebration that I have planned for that weekend, a celebration of 25 years of peace and nonviolence studies at St. Bonaventure University. Former students in the peace and nonviolence programs will hopefully return to share with themselves and us what they have been doing during the years since they graduated. I expect that the conference will be well attended by philosophers and non-philosophers alike.

The topic that we agreed upon for the conference is “Peacework.” This title matches the name of the New England Quaker journal founded by Pat Farren, a St. Bonaventure graduate. I will check with Peacework to see if they object to our using their name for our conference theme. It seems appropriate.

I have also succeeded in firming up one of the keynote speakers for that weekend—Arun Gandhi, Gandhi’s grandson and founder of the M.K. Institute for Nonviolence at Christian Brothers University in Memphis. He has agreed to speak at our conference, which takes place almost (but not quite exactly) 100 years after the first nonviolence movement that Gandhi initiated in South Africa.

Hopefully you can all begin to make plans to attend, and hopefully some of you will consider bringing some of your undergraduate students to the conference as well.

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Nagler Named Keynote Speaker for 2005 CPP Conference

UC-Berkeley professor and peace activist Michael Nagler will deliver the keynote address


NOVEMBER 3&ndash;6, 2005


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. The forthcoming Chico conference
invites papers analyzing a vital, albeit problematic, issue: the role of remembrance in facilitating reconciliation.

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CFP: CPP 2005 Conference (Cal State – Chico)


UPDATE: DEADLINE EXTENDED — See New Conference Web Page!

NOVEMBER 3–6, 2005


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. The forthcoming Chico conference invites papers analyzing a vital, albeit problematic, issue—the role of remembrance in facilitating reconciliation. The numerous possible topics include:

What does reconciliation entail in specific conflicts at home and abroad?

What role does the remembered past play in fomenting—or meliorating—these conflicts?

Are certain events prima facie unforgivable?

Is it essential to recall and forgive past injustices in order to facilitate reconciliation?

Is it better to look pragmatically to the future and to forget about settling scores with the past?

Submissions are also invited addressing other topics related to the causes of war and the prospects for peace.

Kelly Candaele, a prominent screenwriter and journalist, will be the keynote speaker. His Emmy Award-winning PBS documentary A League of Their Own became a major Hollywood film: a tribute to the courage of women—such as his mother—in overcoming sexism. As a journalist featured in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and The Nation he accompanied President Clinton on three occasions to investigate the president’s role in facilitating reconciliation in Northern Ireland. He has lectured widely on remembrance and reconciliation in this troubled area. His talk is entitled “When Hope and History Rhymed – Northern Ireland’s Quest for Peace.” Through the auspices of the Peace Institute at California State University, Chico, Kelly is arranging to take a group of students to Belfast in July to learn about peacemaking firsthand. The experience will be recorded as Kelly’s latest documentary. Accordingly, Kelly will also be available to discuss the use of popular media to explore remembrance and reconciliation.

The conference will be the centerpiece of the Peace Institute’s Second Annual Peace Festival. The Department of Philosophy at California State University, Chico is also a sponsor. In addition to other prominent speakers, the event will feature concerts, theatrical groups, and panels of reconciliation between onetime antagonists such as combat veterans and draft resisters, and Palestinians and Zionists.

Chico is a college town 90 miles north of Sacramento at the base of the Sierra Nevada. It features a vibrant college area with many fine restaurants, coffee houses, and bookstores. Optional trips are planned to the Wine Country and to Mount Shasta. Chico is approximately a 3 hour drive from San Francisco and 1½ hours from Sacramento. United Airlines offers three daily flights to Chico from San Francisco.

Please send an abstract of your proposal by AUGUST 15, 2005 [not more than 300 words] to: Ron Hirschbein, Director, The Peace Institute at California State University, Chico at The organization publishes a newsletter, and many of the conference papers have been published in various anthologies. Further information is available on the CPP website:; the list server can be accessed by contacting Barry Gan at; and membership information is available from David Boersma at

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CPP 2004: Registration, Program

(1) Airport and Hotel Information.
(2) Registration form. For the CPP 2004 annual meeting. Please note that the deadline for room reservations is October 14, and the deadline for receipt of registration (in order to be able to
include you in the banquet) is also October 14.–via email from Laura Duhan Kaplan

2004 Concerned Philosophers for Peace Meeting:
Globalization and Its Discontents
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
October 28-31, 2004

Airport Information

The closest airport, Charlotte/Douglas International Airport, is 15 miles from the university. Charlotte is a USAir Hub, but you can often get better fares on other carriers through travel agents and
The Airport website has information about taxi rates and driving directions from the airport.

Hotel Information

We have reserved rooms at two hotels in the neighborhood of the university. The hotels are across the street from one another. They are within a short walk of restaurants and shopping. The Hilton is bigger, a little fancier and closer to the shops. The walk to campus is quite long, however, so we have also arranged for a 15 person van to make several trips at designated times each day between the hotels and campus.

The deadline for making reservations for BOTH hotels is midnight on October 14. To get the approved rate and access to the reserved rooms, when making the reservation please say you are with “The Concerned Philosophers for Peace Conference and UNC Charlotte.”

The Hilton at Charlotte University Place
8629 J. M. Keynes Drive, Charlotte, NC 28262
Phone: 704/547-7444
Fax: 704/548-1081
Rate: $79 + 13.5% tax
Rooms: 15 double rooms reserved for CPP for the nights of 10/28, 10/29, and 10/30
Amenities: Restaurant on site, outdoor heated pool, fitness room, internet access.

The Holiday Inn University Executive Park
8520 University Executive Park Drive, Charlotte, NC 28262
Phone: 704/547-0999 or 800/764-5328
Fax: 704/503-3940
Rate: $59 + 13.5% tax
Rooms: 35 double rooms reserved for CPP for the nights of 10/28, 10/29, and 10/30.
Amenities: Restaurant on site, outdoor heated pool, fitness room, in-room coffee, hair dryer, iron, and internet access.


Name _______________________________________________________________

Address _____________________________________________________________

Phone _______________________________________________________________

Email _______________________________________________________________

Fax _________________________________________________________________

Amount enclosed (see below)


Registration fee of $75 includes Saturday night banquet.
Undergraduates may register for free but must pay $25 if they intend to
attend the banquet.

Checks should be made payable to the “UNC Charlotte Center for
Professional and Applied Ethics” and sent with this completed form to:
Ms. Carol Correll, Center for Professional and Applied Ethics, UNC
Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223. Ms. Correll must receive your check
and registration form no later than October 14, 2005.

If you have questions about registration, Ms. Correll can be reached at
cacorrel at email dot uncc dot edu or at 704-687-3542.

Banquet Preference:

____ Chicken

____ Vegetarian

____ Other special needs; please describe


Updated Schedule: CPP Annual Meeting (Oct. 28-31) 2005
2004-10-10 07:25:54
“Globalization and Its Discontents”


7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Keynote Address:
Dr. Cynthia Combs, “Terrorism and Globalization”

9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Reception

Cone 113

A university van will be available to drive you to from the hotel to the campus for the keynote and back again after the reception. A schedule with precise times will be available when you check in at the hotel. Friday evening’s van will leave the hotel sometime after 6:00 p.m. It’s a 5-10 minute drive.

If you arrive in time for dinner, please note that there are many restaurants across the street from the hotel in shopping centers, in almost every direction you turn.


8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration & Coffee

Cone Center, 2nd Floor Lobby

If you arrive late on Saturday morning, our meeting rooms are on the first floor of Cone.


Liberalism and Democracy (Cone 114)

Joseph Osei, “Democratization and Political Violence: Is
Democracy the Cause or the Cure?”

Joseph C. Kunkel, “Neoliberal Freedom as Oppression
for the Salvadorans of Third World”

Simone Weil and Global Justice (Cone 208)

Chair: Reginald Raymer

Gail Presbey, “Simone Weil and the Dignity of Labor”

Judith Presler, “Simone Weil on Power and Oppression”

10:35 – 11:55

<strong>Levinas, Ethics, and Justice (Cone 114)

Danielle Poe, “Limitless Ethics and Justice: Levinasian and
Catholic Conceptions of Justice”

J. Marsh, “Ethical Excessivism: Kierkegaard’s Zizek and the Face in Globalization”

pirituality and Peacemaking (Cone 208)

Andrew Fitz-Gibbon, “Spiritual Practice as a Foundation for

John Bryant, “Finding Inner Peace”

Lunch in campus cafeterias 12:00-1:00


Concepts of Globalization (Cone 114)

William C. Gay, “Understanding and Assessing Globalism: The Role of Global Studies”

Daniel Malloy, “Eliminating the Negative: One-Dimensional Man and Globalization”

Laura Duhan Kaplan, “Globalization, Myth, and History: Lessons from the Jewish Enlightenment”

Economic Responsibility I (Cone 208)

Chair: Jayne Tristan

Joseph Simonian, “What Wittgenstein Can Teach The IMF”

Barry Gan, “Libertarianism Unmasked”

John Kultgen, “World Poverty and the Question of Justice”

3:30-5:00 (Cone Lucas Room)

Area Studies and Globalization Issues

Tentative Plenary Session

5:00-6:00 CPP Executive Committee Meeting (Winningham 103)



Legal Concepts (Cone 111)

Chair: David Boersema

Rob Gildert, “Towards the Globalization of Restorative Justice”

David Butle Ritchie, “The Promises and Agendas of Constitutionalism: Modern Constitutionalism and International Violence”

<strong>Rhetorics and Rubrics of Violence

Kari Coleman, “A Truly Smart Bomb Would Refuse to

Ron Hirschbein, “We’re Killing the Innocent! Whatever”

Education (Cone 113)

Leonard Waks, “Globalization, State Transformation, and Education: Will Bureaucratic Standardization or Postmodern Diversity Prevail?”

Ronald J. Glossop, “Educating for Peace”

10:35 – 11:55

Continental Concepts of Peace and Justice (Cone 111)

Chair: Danielle Poe

Mark Walter, “The Sublime Idea of Peace: Lyotard’s reading of
the de-formation of regulative ideas in modernity”

Wendy Hamblet, “On Sovereignty and Trespass”

Feminist Ethics (Cone 112)

Lori Keleher, “Does Sen’s Capabilities Approach Imply a Form of Deliberative Democracy that is Bad for Women?”

Carol V.A. Quinn, “On the Limits of Forgiveness”

Just War (Cone 113)

Chair: David Boersema

Edward J. Grippe, “Consequentialism, Negative Responsibility, and Human Sacrifice in a Post-September 11th World”

Court Lewis, “The Dilemmas of the Atomic Bomb: Why Nuclear Weapons Should Never be Used”

Lunch at nearby restaurants, 12:00-2:00


Economic Responsibility II (Cone 111)

Deborah Petersen, “Capitalism with a Human Face: Ancient Insights into the Phenomenon of Oligarchy, its Causes and Possible Resolutions”

Eddy Souffrant, “Peace, Corporate Responsibility and Governance”

Jayne Tristan, “Private Military Firms: A Case for Legislating Equitable Social Responsibility”

Liberalism, Democracy, and Globalization (Cone 112)

Chair: David Boersema

Michael Pendlebury, “Individual Autonomy and Global Democracy”

John Berteaux, “What are the Limits of Liberal Democratic Ideals in Relation to Overcoming Global Inequality and Injustice?”

Charles Crittendon, “Liberal Political Theory, Social Movements, and Globalization”

Race and Racism (Cone 113)

Richard Peterson, “Racism and the Politics of Violence in the War Against Terrorism”

Joel Bryant, “Breaking the Color Code”

Amanda Connolly, “Language and Violence”

4:30-5:30 CPP Business Meeting

7:15 Banquet

8:30 Presidential Address: Dr. Paul Churchill


Decision-making Models

Tracey Nicholls, “Making It Up As We Go Along”

Javier Urbina, “Dreaming for the Promotion of
Decision-Making For World Peace”

10:35 – 11:55

Final Closing Session

CPP News CPP Newsletter Online Past Conferences V11.2

CfP: CPP Fifth National Conference

Newsletter of the Concerned Philosophers for Peace, Vol. 11.2 (Fall 1991)

The fifth annual conference of the Concerned Philosophers for Peace will be held in Charlotte, NC on October 16-18, 1992. The theme of the conference is “Power and Domination.” Papers which reflect the conference theme are strongly encouraged, but papers which discuss other topics related to peace and war are welcome. Papers on the conference theme may discuss the phenomena of power and domination operating at any of a variety of levels: international politics, national politics, interpersonal relationships, gender issues, race and class issues, ecology and institutional politics within such institutions as families, schools, peace groups, military organizations, prisons, etc. Papers on the conference theme may discuss how power and domination (or our conceptions of them) work and/or how power and domination (or our conceptions of them) may be transformed. Presentation time for papers will be limited to twenty minutes. Papers are due July 1. Please send three copies of the paper and one copy of an abstract of no more than 150 words to: Laura Duhan Kaplan, Department of Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223.

Concerned Philosophers for Peace
Department of Philosophy
The University of Dayton
300 College Park Avenue
Dayton, Ohio 45469-2260