This conference will explore what a new engagement with pacifism can offer to theories of revolution, practices of resistance, security policy and civilian protection, counterterrorism policy, political philosophy and democratic theory, state-building, peacebuilding, social justice movements, and other aspects of politics. Specifically, it will ask the question: To what extent, and under what conditions and circumstances, can pacifism offer theoretical and practical guidance in helping us to face the global challenges of war and militarism, terrorism and insurgency, rising wealth inequality, dispossession and colonialism, social injustice and oppression, political institutional unresponsiveness, and looming environmental catastrophe, among others? An important theme of the conference will explore what indigenous pacifist traditions have to teach Western political philosophy and international relations theory. The participation of political activists is also greatly encouraged.
|Date||Wednesday, 22 November 2017 - Friday, 24 November 2017|
|Time||9:00am - 5:00pm|
|Department||National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies|
|Location||University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand|
|Contact Name||Rosemary McBryde|
|Contact Phone||64 3 479 4546|