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*NEW* - CONFERENCE ON THE GROUNDING OF HUMAN RIGHTS

CALL FOR PAPERS -- DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS March 15, 2014.

Conference Dates:  April 18-19, 2014 (Friday-Saturday)

SPONSOR: Human Rights Institute, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, offering both Purdue and Indiana University degrees.

INSTITUTE DIRECTOR: Clark Butler, Professor of Philosophy

PLACE: Indiana University -Purdue University Fort Wayne Campus (IPFW), Fort Wayne, Indiana USA.

THEME: The Theoretical Grounding of Human Rights

DESCRIPTION: We will work together to help determine whether a reasonable and universally acceptable case (a rationally motivated general consensus) for supporting UN international human rights law, and for respecting individual human rights in daily life, may be possible or not.

INVITED SPEAKERS:

  • Professor of Philosophy James Sterba (University of Notre Dame)
  • Distinguished Political Science Professor Mark Gibney (University of North Carolina-Asheville)
  • David Marshall, Chief, Global Issues Section, New York Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Submissions should be sent by email attachment to butler@ipfw.edu. Prior submissions of abstracts are requested, permitting feedback to promising submissions before final paper submission. Paper submissions will be blindly reviewed.

QUERIES: Questions may be received by email at butler@ipfw.edu

Philosophy Department Telephone:  (260) 481-6366

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PREVIOUS CONFERENCES:

April 27-28, 2012:            The Crisis of American Democracy

September 18-19, 2009:   World Trade, World Poverty

April 20-22, 2006:             The United Nations, Human Rights, and Moral Education

December 10-11, 2004:    Guantanamo Bay and the Judicial Treatment of Aliens