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CFA: CPP @ APA Central 2022

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 @ APA – Pacific 2014

April 16, Wednesday Evening, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Westin Gaslamp Quarter
910 Broadway Circle
San Diego, California 92101

Group Meeting G2A

Concerned Philosophers for Peace

Topic: Philosophy, Peace, and Exigent Circumstances

Speakers:

Ron Hirschbein (Walden University)
“‘Hell No! We Won’t Go!’: Vietnam Draft Resistance”

Ovadia Ezra (Tel Aviv University)
“Civil Disobedience: A Refusenik’s Perspective”

George Larkin (Walden University)
Tanya Settles (Walden University)
“Ethics and Exigent Circumstance”

Commentator: Kevin Darnell (U.S. Naval War College)

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CPP – APA Central (Feb. 27, 2014)

Thursday Evening, February 27: 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Group Session GIII-9 : Concerned Philosophers for Peace

Session Topic: “Forgiveness, Letting Die, and Species Neutrality”

Chair: Greg Moses (Texas State University)

Title: “The Problem of Identity in Forgiveness”

Presenter: Wim Laven, Doctoral student in International Conflict Management, Kennesaw State University

Title: “Dangers of Letting Die in Conflict Situations”

Presenter: Court Lewis, Instructor of Philosophy, Owensboro Community and Technical College

Title: “Must Pacifism Be Species Neutral?”

Presenter: Carlo Filice, Professor of Philosophy, SUNY – Geneseo

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CPP @ APA Central, Feb. 17, 2012

Concerned Philosophers for Peace:
Group Meeting Central APA
February 15-18, 2012
Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, IL

Session Title: “Philosophies of Nonviolence”
Friday, Feb. 17
7:30pm – 10:30pm

Chair: Danielle Poe
CPP President

Presentations:

“Tolstoy’s Ethics of Christian Love and Nonviolence”
Predrag Cicovacki
College of the Holy Cross
Worcester, MA

“The Philosophy of Nonviolence of the Late American Philosopher J. Glenn Gray”
Paul Churchill
George Washington University

“Peace through . . . ? Exploring Peacebuilding Initiatives”
Tracey Nicholls, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Lewis University

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CPP cfp: Eastern APA 2011

Greetings,

Concerned Philosophers for Peace is sponsoring a Group Session at the 2011 Eastern Division APA Meeting to be held from Tuesday, December 27 to Friday, December 30 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC.

Papers on any topic appropriate for CPP sponsorship will be considered. You should submit a substantial summary of your talk (one that is sufficient to allow appraisal) no later than April 1, 2011. Your summary should be emailed as an attachment in PDF, Word Perfect, or RTF format to john.lango@hunter.cuny.edu

Best wishes,

John

John W. Lango
CPP liaison with Eastern Division APA
Professor Emeritus
Department of Philosophy
Hunter College of the City University of New York

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CPP @ APA Pacific 2011 (San Diego)

GROUP SESSION American Philosophical Association
Pacific Division

Hilton Bayfront
Thursday April 21, 6:00-9:00pm

Perspectives on the Middle East

David Boersema
“Positive Peace and the Middle East”
Pacific University
boersema@pacificu.edu

Andrew Fiala
“Pluralism, Religion, and Peace”
Cal State Univ. Fresno
afiala@csufresno.edu

Ovadia Ezra
“Moral Responsibility at the End of Military Occupation”
Tel Aviv University
ovadia@post.tau.ac.il

Ron Hirschbein
“Confessions of a Self-Hating Jew”
Walden University
hirschbein@sbcglobal.net

Fuat Gursozlu
“Strife, Violence, and Harm”
Binghamton University
(unable to attend)
fgursozlu@yahoo.com

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CPP @ APA 2011 Minneapolis

GROUP SESSION American Philosophical Association
Central Division
Minneapolis Hilton
Saturday April 2, 12:15-2:15

Concerned Philosophers for Peace (CPP)

Session Title:
“Conceptualizing Communication as Intercultural”

Chair:
Danielle Poe, Univ of Dayton

Participants:

Samuel Imbo, Hamline Univ
“Intercultural Dialogue in Muslim-majority Malaysia”

Gail Presbey, Univ of Detroit-Mercy
“Intercultural Communication and the Case of Arizona’s Ban on Ethnic Studies”

Eric Skoglund, Guest Panelist
“Intercultural Communication and the Case of Urban Art in Minneapolis”

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CFP: CPP @ APA Eastern 2010

Concerned Philosophers for Peace is sponsoring two Group Sessions at the 2010 Eastern Division APA Meeting that will be held from Monday, December 27 to Thursday, December 30, 2010, in Boston at the Marriott/Westin-Copley Connection.

(1) For the first of the two Group Sessions, we are calling for participants in a panel, the topic of which is: “The Responsibility to Protect (R2P): By Force of Arms or by Nonviolent Means?”

This topic is well-illustrated by a recent (January 2, 2010) front page article in the New York Times: “Fragile Calm Holds in Darfur After Years of Death.” Instead of by means of armed humanitarian intervention, this fragile calm in Darfur has been achieved (partly or wholly) by means of negotiations, peace agreements, and peacekeeping missions. But the fragility of the calm suggests such questions as the following. Should a credible threat of armed humanitarian intervention be made to preserve the calm?

Our goal is to have a panel representing a wide variety of points of view on this topic, including advocates of just war theory and advocates of nonviolence. Accordingly, there might be panel participants who are not CPP members. Formal papers are not required. Each panelist will have the opportunity to read a paper or to speak informally. Audience participation will be encouraged.

To be considered as a participant in this panel, you should submit a complete paper of 2,500-3000 words (one that can be presented in 20-25 minutes) or a substantial summary of an informal talk (one that is sufficient to allow appraisal of its suitability for the panel) no later than April 1, 2010. Your paper or summary should be emailed as an attachment in PDF, Word Perfect, or RTF format to john.lango@hunter.cuny.edu

(2) The second of the two Group Sessions will not have a specific topic. Papers on any topic appropriate for CPP sponsorship will be considered. A complete paper of 2,500-3000 words (one that can be presented in 20-25 minutes) or a substantial summary of an informal talk (one that is sufficient to allow appraisal) should be submitted no later than April 1, 2010. Your paper or summary should be emailed as an attachment in PDF, Word Perfect, or RTF format to john.lango@hunter.cuny.edu

Those who want to participate in this second Group Session should realize that the APA regularly includes the following statement in its letter about Group Sessions: “Two sessions will be allowed if time and space permit. (Up to this point I have always been able to accommodate requests for two sessions, but I cannot absolutely guarantee this.)”

Best wishes,

John

John W. Lango
CPP liaison with Eastern Division APA
Professor
Department of Philosophy
Hunter College of the City University of New York

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CPP @ APA Eastern 2009

John Lango has put together another very good session for this year’s
upcoming Eastern APA meeting. Everyone is encouraged to attend and here are the details:

APA EASTERN DIVISION MEETING 2009

TUESDAY AFTERNOON, DECEMBER 29, 2009

GROUP SESSION IX

1:30-4:30 p.m.

GIX-2. Concerned Philosophers for Peace

Topic: “Ethics and AfPak: Ethical Issues about U.S. Involvement in Afghanistan and Pakistan”

Speakers:

Daniel Dombrowski (Seattle University)
Title of talk: “Afghanistan, Walzer, and the Question of Just Cause”

John W. Lango (Hunter College of the City University of New York)
Title of talk: “Is There a Just Cause for U.S. Military Operations in Afghanistan?”

George R. Lucas, Jr. (U.S. Naval Academy)
Title of talk: “Ethics and the ‘Human Terrain’: The Role of Academics in the Afghan War”

Eric Patterson (Georgetown University)
Title of talk: “Ethics and Af-Pak: Order, Justice, and Conciliation”

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CPP at APA Central 2009

CPP at APA Central
Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Chicago
Saturday, February 21, 12:15-2:15, session GV-5

Chair: Danielle Poe, University of Dayton

“Turning Swords Into Ploughshares: The Transformative Possibilities of Winter Soldier Movements,” Tracey Nicholls, Lewis University

“Ethics as First Philosophy:King, Levinas, and the Praxis of Peace,” Scott Davidson, Oklahoma City University and Maria D. Davidson, University of Oklahoma

“Agonism and Violence: Critique of an ‘Ethos of Democracy,’ ” Fuat Gursozlu, State University of New York, Binghamton

“Does extreme pacifsm need an after-life metaphysics?,” Carlo Filice, State University of New York, Geneseo