Time: October 26, 2012 to October 27, 2012
Location: Mercer University Department of Philosophy
Street: 1400 Coleman Ave.
City/Town: Macon, GA
Website or Map: http://www.peacephilosophy.org
Event Type: conference
Organized By: Concerned Philosophers for Peace / Mercer University / David Ritchie
Latest Activity: Oct 1, 2012
When individuals, peoples and states struggle for recognition conflict often ensues. How can those who study peace have a positive impact on these struggles? Are there ways of channeling the conflicts that surround attempts to gain political and social recognition into constructive and nonviolent resolution? What tools can philosophers bring to these struggles that might help bring about such constructive and nonviolent resolutions?
For the Concerned Philosophers for Peace 2012 conference at Mercer University (Macon, GA, Oct. 26–27) we are inviting proposals for papers and panels that address conceptual issues involved with the attempts by individuals, peoples and states for political and social recognition.
The location of this year's conference—Macon, Georgia recalls the struggle for recognition of civil rights by African Americans in the deep South. Given Macon's proximity to Atlanta we will arrange a visit to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for the Study of Nonviolence, where participants can benefit from the work of those at the Center. The conference is not limited to the struggle for civil rights in the U.S., however. Any presentation that deals with political and social recognition is welcome. In particular, discussions or presentations that focus on democracy or independence movements around the world would be appreciated.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Aug. 1, 2012. Please email an abstract of 250 words (no attachments please) with author's name, institutional affiliation, and contact info to host institution contact David Ritchie at firstname.lastname@example.org
CONFERENCE LOCATION DETAIL: Mercer University Department of Philosophy, 1400 Coleman Ave., Macon, GA 31207
LODGING INFO: The Hilton Garden Inn is located on the Historic Mercer University Macon campus. Weekend rates run from $89 to $109 depending on when you register. Participants can walk to the conference from the Hilton Garden Inn. Reservations can be made at: https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/gi/reservation/book.htm?execution=e2s1
AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION: Macon is located approximately one hour from the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. There are shuttles that run from the airport to Macon approximately every 30 minutes. Shuttle transportation can be arranged at: http://www.groometransportation.com/