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CPP @ APA Pacific 2024

2024 APA Pacific Division Meeting

March 20-23, 2024, Portland Oregon

 Call for Abstracts

Concerned Philosophers for Peace Group Sessions

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

Concerned Philosophers for Peace is requesting abstracts for papers to be presented at our group sessions of the 2024 annual meeting of the Pacific Division of the APA.  Submit an abstract should of around 250 words, prepared for blind review, and sent to Andrew Fiala ( with “APA 2024 Submission” in the subject line of the email.  

Deadline is September 1, 2023.  

About Concerned Philosophers for Peace: CPP 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.


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


CPP 2021 Virtual Conference

Concerned Philosophers for Peace

January 29-30, 2021

Theme: Peace and Hope in Dark Times

See Updated Schedule and Information at

Fresno State Ethics Center


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
  • 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:

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:


CPP @ APA Eastern Atlanta 2012

GIX – 1.  Concerned Philosophers for Peace

1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Topic: Assessing the Philosopher King: Reflections on themes from the

book The Liberatory Thought of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Chair: Gail Presbey (University of Detroit – Mercy)

Speakers: Robert E. Birt (Bowie State University)

“The Liberatory Thought of Martin Luther King, Jr.: Editing the Critical Essays”

Kathryn Gines (Pennsylvania State University)

“Challenges to the Relevance of King’s Philosophy”

Greg Moses (Austin Community College)

“Approaching King through the Value Theory of Alain Locke'”


CPP @ APA Central New Orleans 2013

Group session 27
Sponsored by Concerned Philosophers for Peace
tentative time  Saturday, February 23, 12:15 PM- 2:15 PM

Topic: Love, Justice for Nonhumans, and Risking Oneself
Greg Moses (Independent Scholar), chair, “”
Predrag Cicovacki (College of the Holy Cross), speaker, “Strength to Love and be Nonviolent: Analyzing King’s Sermons”
Carlo Filice (State University of New York-Geneseo), speaker, “Some Institutional Conditions for a Just Society with Nonhumans: The Mixed System and Democracy”
Danielle Poe (University of Dayton), speaker, “Responding to Need: Martin Luther King Jr. and Leymah Gbowee”