Sunday, June 30, 2013

Call for papers: The ethics of war in the 21st century

The Ethics of War in the 21st Century
Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace
May 24 - 25, 2014

Preceded by the inaugural Public Lecture on the Ethics of War and Peace
Professor Jeff McMahan
May 23rd 2014

Conference Keynote Speakers:
Frances M. Kamm (Harvard)
Seth Lazar (ANU)
Gustaf Arrhenius (Stockholm)
Cheyney Ryan (Oxford and Oregon)
Christopher Heath Wellman (Washington University in St. Louis)

Special Panel on War and International Law
Adil Ahmad Haque (Rutgers)
Massimo Renzo (Warwick)
Fran├žois Tanguay-Renaud (Osgoode Hall law School, York University)

This conference will mark the opening of the Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace, which is based in the Philosophy Department at Stockholm University and funded by the Wallenberg Foundation.  The theme of the inaugural conference will be the Ethics of War in the 21st Century, with an emphasis on how just war theory has evolved since 9/11.  The conference will be preceded by a public lecture by Professor Jeff McMahan. 

It is intended that there be several sessions for submitted papers. Papers are welcome from scholars working in philosophy, law, political science, international relations and related fields.  Graduate students and recent PhDs are especially encouraged to submit. Two graduate bursaries will be available for the best submitted papers by current graduate students. The bursaries will contribute up to 5000 SEK (about $750) towards travel, and cover meals, accommodation and conference registration.  Please indicate in your submission email if you wish to be considered for a bursary.

Papers of no more than 5000 words (exc. references), suitable for a 30 minute presentation, should be submitted by the 1st of December 2013.   Papers that exceed the word limit will not be accepted. Only electronic submissions will be accepted.  Papers should include an abstract of no more than 250 words and be prepared for blind review - please include name, affiliation and contact details in the body of the email.  Please also indicate in the submission email whether you would be willing to act as a respondent if your paper is not accepted for the conference.  There are plans to put together a journal special issue from selected papers. Please indicate in your email whether you would like your paper considered for publication as part of this issue.

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