CFP: How to End a War: Peace, Justice, and Repair

Submission deadline: May 15, 2019

Conference date(s):
October 11, 2019 - October 12, 2019

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Conference Venue:

Department of English and Philosophy, The United States Military Academy, West Point
West Point, United States

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The Department of English and Philosophy at the United States Military Academy is looking for undergraduate student papers of the highest quality to be presented at the 2019 Ethics of War and Peace Conference on 11-12 October 2019. The conference is a unique event that combines presentations by undergraduates with talks by senior scholars and military professionals. Students whose papers are selected will present them to an audience of interested peers, military officers, and academic specialists.

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles and the U.S. Military’s ongoing struggles to resolve the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the theme for the 2019 conference is “How to End a War: Peace, Justice, and Repair.” While submissions relevant to this topic are strongly encouraged, papers on any topic relevant to the ethics of war and peace will be welcome.

Confirmed guest speakers at the 2019 conference include

Alex Bellamy, University of Queensland

Nir Eisikovits, UMass Boston

Catherine Lu, McGill University

Darrel Moellendorf, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University

Colleen Murphy, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

GEN (R) John Nicholson, former commander of U.S. Forces – Afghanistan and NATO Resolute Support Mission

Linda Radzik, Texas A&M

David Rodin, Oxford and European University Institute

Nancy Sherman, Georgetown University

Lisa Tessman, Binghamton University


Please submit complete papers suitable for a 20-30-minute presentation by 15 MAY 2019 to Cadet Jacob Wells at Papers should be submitted in PDF attachment. Decisions will be sent out in August. Invited speakers will be responsible for their own travel expenses.

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