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Conferences and Speaker Series

CEPS continues a tradition of excellent conferences begun by the Philosophy Department at SUNY Cortland. In 2002, we hosted an international conference on Prisons and Punishment; in 2004, Engaging Philosophy: Justice and the Global Civic Community; in 2006 The Language of Violence: Thinking Critically About War and Peace; in 2007 Environmental Justice and Practical Peace-Making.

Conferences

CEPS continues a tradition of excellent conferences begun by the Philosophy Department at SUNY Cortland. Several books emerged out of conference presentations.

2002    International conference: Prisons and Punishment (book: M. Nagel and S.N. Asumah, Prisons and Punishment: Reconsidering Global Penality, Africa World Press, 2007 (238 pp.)

2004    Engaging Philosophy: Justice and the Global Civic Community

2006    The Language of Violence: Thinking Critically About War and Peace

2007    Environmental Justice and Practical Peace-Making

CEPS Speakers Series

Arun Gandhi
“Resisting War, Educating for Peace”
Concerned Philosophers for Peace Twenty-First Annual Conference

Dr. Micere Mugo, Chair of African American Studies, Syracuse University
“Practical Peace Building & Environmental Justice”

Dr. Robert Paul Churchill, Professor of Philosophy at George Washington University
“Wall of Oppression: Why the Unjust Cannot Be Happy”

Dr. Lou Marinoff, President American Philosophical Practitioners Association
“Plato Not Prozac! Applying Philosophy to Everyday Life”

Dr. Gail Presbey, University of Detroit Mercy
“The Language of Violence: Thinking Critically About War and Peace”
Conference: The Language of Violence

Grand Master Dr. Jesse Tsao
“Learn Tai Chi’s Secrets for Health and Well-being”

Shanti Jones, PhD
“Evil: Live Spelled Backwards”
A one-woman cabaret presented by Shanti Jones accompanied by Dr. Stephen B. Wilson piano

Dr. Thomas E. Wartenberg, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Mount Holyoke College
“Philosophy with Frog and Toad”

Dr. Wendy C. Hamblet, Professor of Philosophy, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
“Shadows, Gray Zones and the Bright Suns of Home: Bridges to Shelter the Homeland”

Dr. Andrew Fiala, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Ethics Center at California State University, Fresno
“Peace in the Trump Era”

Chen Master Dr. Jesse Tsao
“Learn Taijiquan Bang Short Stick”

Dr. Silvia Federici, Emerita Professor of Political Philosophy & International Studies, Hofstra University
“Student Struggles in the Edu-Factory and the Creation of Knowledge Commons”

Master Dr. Jesse Tsao
“Taijiquan and Qigong: The Ancient Chinese Path to Wellness”

Robert Shetterly, founder of Americans Who Tell the Truth
“Ethics, Art and Resistance”

Director of CEPS:
Mecke Nagel, Ph.D.

Email: mecke.nagel@cortland.edu

Phone: 607-753-2013

Center for Ethics, Peace and Social Justice (CEPS)
Old Main, Room 140
P.O. Box 2000
SUNY Cortland
Cortland, NY, 13045