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Call for Papers: "War and Peace in Political Thought"

CAS 19/05/2015

Call for Papers

War and Peace in Political Thought

First Istvan Hont Graduate Conference in Political Thought
September 17-19, 2015
Budapest, Hungary

Central European University (CEU), Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) and the Pázmány Péter Catholic University (PPKE) jointly organize the First Istvan Hont Graduate Conference in Political Thought. The conference commemorates the legacy of Istvan Hont (1947-2013), influential Hungarian-born lecturer and writer on the history of political thought, Fellow of King’s College at the University of Cambridge.

The conference is part of a larger framework of cooperation between the three host universities and aims to bring together doctoral students interested in political thought from various disciplines. The conference is devoted to the topic of ‘War and Peace’ in history, philosophy and political thought. Keynote speakers will include:

Catherine Zuckert (Nancy Reeves Dreux Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame)

Hans Blom (Erasmus University, Rotterdam)

The conference organizers invite doctoral students to submit their proposals which discuss issues of war and peace. Submissions are welcome from students of various disciplines such as intellectual history, philosophy, political science, or international relations.

Theories of War: just war, realism, right of self-defense, militarism, intervention, religion and war, modernity and total war
Theories of Peace: pacifism, non-violent struggle, limits of toleration, religious and secular peace movements
The “Next War”: the “last war”, hyperreal war, cyber war, hybrid warfare, drones, crisis theory
Discourses about War and Peace: intellectuals and war, myths of wars, Cold War narratives, propaganda

The language of the conference is English.

Please submit your proposal of 300-400 words to [email protected] together with your name and affiliation. The deadline for submitting proposals is
May 31, 2015.

Some support for accommodation or travel expenses will be provided for participants who have no access to institutional funding for academic travel.

Download the Call for Papers in pdf here: Hont Graduate Conference War and Peace CfP

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