Free Speech, Public Deliberation, and Global Affairs
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Realizing Global Justice: Theory and PracticeThe Pluralism, Democracy, and Justice (PDJ) research group of the Department of Philosophy of the University of Tromsø invites you to participate in the conference Realizing Global Justice: Theory and Practice to be held on 19–22 June 2013 at the University of Tromsø, Norway. The conference is intended as a meeting place for friendly discussions and conjoint learning among students, young researchers and internationally renowned researchers such as Professor Philippe Van Parijs (Catholic University of Louvain), Professor Thomas Pogge (Yale University), Professor Gerard Delanty (University of Sussex), Professor Tove Pettersen (University of Oslo), and Associate Professor Eva Erman (Uppsala University). The University of Tromsø, the northernmost university in the world, was included among the world’s top universities by the Academic Ranking of World Universities in 2010. Moreover, the university was pleased and honored to have Noam Chomsky as a guest lecturer at a meeting held in September 2012 demonstrating our engagement in an open and meaningful debate on global justice issues. The conference will also be a great opportunity to explore the capital city of the Arctic, a place full of culture and history, surrounded by incredibly beautiful fjords and mountains. At the time of the conference, it will be possible to enjoy the midnight sun. During the conference days, you are also invited to admire the photography exhibition “The Claims of Justice”, by the Brazilian photographer, Rodolfo Gil. A very inspiring experience, indeed! Velkommen til Tromsø! The Organizers.
Pluralism, Democracy, and Justice Research GroupGroup meeting 17 – 18 January 2013Venue: Innsikten UF. 1512University of Tromsø Thursday - 17. 1 11.00 – 11.30: Melina Duarte: Information about the conference on Realizing Global Justice: Theory and Practice 12.00 – 12.45: Tor Ivar Hanstad: Carl Schmitt and the Political (opponent: Melina Duarte) 13.00 - 13.45: Jonas Jakobsen: Religion and (Mis)recognition. Axel Honneth and the Danish Cartoon Controversy (opponent: Øyvind Stokke) 14.00 – 14.45: Øyvind Stokke: Justice without democracy? On the political logic of justice (opponent: Andreas Føllesdal) 15.00 – 15.45: Andreas Føllesdal: Appreciating the Margin of Appreciation (opponent: soon available) Friday- 18. 1 9.15 – 10.00: Erik Lundestad: Amartya Sen: an introduction (opponent, Jonas Jakobsen). 10.15- 11.00: Melina Duarte: Can, in a cosmopolitan perspective, open borders be compatible with territorial rights? (opponent: Hallvard Fossheim) 11.15 – 12.00: Information about PluriCourts: Andreas Føllesdal 12.00 – 12:30: Closing session and Research planning for 2013-2014.
Workshop on "Justice in Conflict" 20-21 October at the University of TromsøPluralism, Democracy, and Justice Saturday
9:15 – 10:00: Erik Christensen : Bioethics committees, consensus and human nature.
Commentator: Melina Duarte
10.15 – 11.00: Thomasz Jarymowicz: Religious Reason Revisited
Commentator: Jonas Jakobsen
11. 15 – 12.00: Andreas Føllesdal: Two Democratic Concepts of European Public Spheres.
Commentator: Øyvind Stokke
12.00 – 13.00: Lunch
13.00 – 14.00: Kjersti Fjørtoft: Rawls on Humans Rights
Commentator: Tomasz Jarymowicz
4.15 – 15.00: Tor Ivar Hanstad: Can Trust Override Fear?
Commentator: Erik Christensen
19. 30: Dinner at 4 roser Restaurant
10. 00 – 11.00: Jonas Jakobsen: Between ‘Enlightenment Fundamentalism’ and ‘Radical Multiculturalism’
Commentator: Andreas Føllesdal
11.15 – 12.15: Melina Duarte: Reassessing Human Rights: An Interview with Seyla Benhabib
Commentator: Tor Ivar Hanstad
12.15- 13.00: Lunch
13. 00 – 14.00: Øyvind Stokke: The Rule of Law Reconsidered
Commentator: Kjersti Fjørtoft
14.00 – 15.00: Information and discussion / Kjersti Fjørtoft
Invitation to conference on "Realizing Global Justice: Theory and Practice" to be held in June 2013 at the University of Tromsø.
ForskningsdageneNorwegian Science WeekSpråk, filosofi og litteratur i byen! Language, philosophy and literature in the city Thursday, 27th of September 7 p.m. at Tromsø Public Library and Archive The philosophical debate will be conducted by two members of the PDJ Research Group: Jonas Jakobsen: "Islamofobi" eller "kritikk av religion"? Tor Ivar Hanstad: Responsibility to Protect (R2P) i Libya og Syria - Den moderne versjonen av vestlig imperialisme eller et humanistisk fremskritt? Thank you for your participation!
Contemporary Themes in Ethics and Political Philosophy IIIInternational Workshop 24 – 27 August 2012 University of Tromsø TEO H1 1.343 PROGRAMFriday, 24 August 2012 9:25 – 9:45 WELCOME 9:45 – 13:00 FIRST SESSION: Deliberation and Free SpeechChair: Erik Christensen Jonas Jakobsen, University of Tromsø (Dis)respect and Free Speech in Norway after 22.7 Tomasz Jarymowicz, University of Tromsø The Limits of Free Speech: Deliberative Democracy and Viewpoint Absolutism Paloma García Diaz, University of Granada Is It Possible to Listen without Prejudice in Socio-technical Controversies? 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch 14:00 – 17:00 SECOND SESSION: Education, Deliberation and the Science of SocietyChair: Roar Anfinsen Jan Harald Alnes, University of Tromsø Education and Democracy Inger-Elin Øye, University of Tromsø Education, Deliberation and Democracy: German Lessons Rosario López, University of Málaga The Language of Experimental Sciences in John Stuart Mill’s Science of Society Saturday, 25 August 9:15 – 12:30 THIRD SESSION:Political Realism and Normative IssuesChair: Manuel Toscano Arne Overrein, University of Tromsø Historical Experience, Moral Learning and International Law José María Rosales, University of Málaga Parliamentarism Through the Lens of Constitutional Debates: Spanish Parliamentary Politics, XIXth to XXth Century Rafael Cejudo, University of Córdoba On the Foundations of “Half-measures”: Discussing J.S. Mill’s Pluralism 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch 13:30 – 16:45 FOURTH SESSION: Individual and Group Rights and Collective Agency Chair: Jan Harald Alnes Sarita Friman-Korpela, University of Jyväskylä Implications of Human Rights Rhetoric to the Politics of Roma in Finland: Given or Authentic Rhetorical Strategy? Manuel Toscano, University of Málaga Should Language Rights Be Considered as Human Rights?On the Concept of Language Rights Irene Boragno, University of Málaga Shared Intentions and Actions Sunday, 26 August 9:15 – 12:30 FIFTH SESSION: Cosmopolitan ThemesChair: José María Rosales Tor Ivar Hanstad, University of Tromsø Justification of Western Warfare after the Cold War: Realism, Cosmopolitanism or Light-nihilism? Marta Postigo, University of Málaga The Post-National Europe and the European Union as a Cosmopolitan Project Melina Duarte, University of Tromsø Right of Hospitality and Right of Membership: A Critical Review of Kant’s and Benhabib’s Cosmopolitan Accounts on Immigration and Borders 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch 13:30 – 16:45 SIXTH SESSION: Ownership, Values and DevelopmentChair: Tor Ivar Hanstad Øyvind Stokke, University of Bergen The Rule of Law Reconsidered: In Defense of Collective Property against the Plunder of the Neoliberal State Tore Kristian Haaland, University of Oslo Who Owns It? Land Claims in Latin America: Their Moral Legitimacy and Implications Fabian Scholze Domingues, UFRGS/Brazil A Normative Reflection about the Development Process: The Perspectives of Amartya Sen and Celso Furtado Monday, 27 August 9:15 – 11:30 SEVENTH SESSION:Public Reason and CitizenshipChair: Marta Postigo Ana Isabel Dapena Sieiro, University of Santiago de Compostela Ethical Limits on the Category of Citizenship Kjersti Fjørtoft, University of Tromsø Public Reason as an Ideal of Democratic Citizenship 11:30 – 11:45 BUSINESSMEETING: COMMENTS AND FURTHER PLANNING 11:45 – 12:45 Lunch OrganizersPluralism, Democracy and Justice Group, University of TromsøThe Civic Constellation Project (Spanish R+D Plan, FFI2011-23388) Convenors Jan Harald Alnes (University of Tromsø) and Manuel Toscano (University of Málaga)
Workshop in Sommarøya: 14-15 May 2012
The research group "Pluralism, Democracy, and Justice" invited Professor Beatrix Himmelmann from University of Tromsø to join the group on the Workshop at Sommarøya in Norway. She will present a paper on Perpetual Peace – Does this Idea allow for Necessary or even Desirable Conflict? (See the program below)
We look forward to discussing our projects with her!
Monday - 14.05
10.30: Departure from MIX kiosken, UiT
13.00 - 14.00: Jonas Jakobsen: Secularism, Deliberative Democracy and Islam in Europe.
14.10 - 15.10: Beatrix Himmelmann: Perpetual Peace – Does this Idea allow for Necessary or even Desirable Conflict?
15.20 - 16.20: Melina Duarte: Educating citizens for humanism – Nussbaum and the crisis of education.
16. 30 - 17.30: Thomasz Jarymowicz: Robert Post’s Theory of Freedom of Expression – Coherency Issues
Tuesday - 15.05
9.15- 10.00: Øyvind Stokke: The rule of law reconsidered: In defence of collective property against neoliberal plunder
10.10 – 11.00: Tor Ivar Hanstad: Dude, Don’t Forget the Political – A Critique of Appiah’s Cosmopolitanism
12.45 -13.30: Kjersti Fjørtoft: Public reason as an ideal of democratic citizenship
13.30 - 14.30: General information and discussion about the forthcoming activities. “Justice in Conflict”: Collaboration, workshops and conferences (Kjersti Fjørtoft and Jan Harald Alnes)
14.30: Arrival in Tromsø
* picture from: http://www.botnhamn.com/NO/Sommaroy.htm
The research group "Pluralism, Democracy, and Justice" invite you to participate on the Symposium:
Secularism, Tolerance, and Religious Minorities
Are Western liberal democracies too secular to include “the religious other”, such as religious minorities and immigrants? Must democratic debate rely on secular arguments, and, if so, does that prevent religious groups from raising their voice and speaking their minds? What are the practical and theoretical forces, limits, blind spots and problems of current conceptions of liberal tolerance? Which normative, political and analytical problems are we facing in a climate of increasing European Islamophobia and fear of Muslims? These and other questions will be discussed at this conference.
PROGRAM - UNIVERSITY OF TROMSØ - FROM 24.05 TO 26.05.2012
8.45 – 9.00: Coffee, room B1005, SVHUM
9.00 – 9.15: Welcome and general information, room B1005, SVHUM
9.15 – 11.00: Catriona McKinnon (Keynote speaker). Professor of Political Theory, University of Reading: Political Toleration in the Liberal State. Room B1005, SVHUM
12.15 – 14.00: Andrew March (Keynote speaker). Associate Professor of Political Science, Yale University: Assessing the Inclusivist Case for Religious Reasons in Politics. Room B1005, SVHUM
14.30 – 15.30: Yolande Jansen. Assistant Professor of Social and Political Philosophy, University of Amsterdam: A few points of contact in current debates about postsecularism, civic integration and freedom of speech. Room E0104, SVHUM
Dinner at restaurant Fiskekompaniet
9.00 – 10.00: Sindre Bangstad. Post.doc in Anthropology, University of Oslo: What is wrong with freedom of expression? The cul-de-sacs of contemporary Norwegian discourses on freedom of expression and its limits. Room E0104, SVHUM
10.15 – 11.15: Kristian Ekeli. Associate professor of philosophy, University of Stavanger: Freedom of Expression and Advocacy of Terrorism. Room E0104, SVHUM
11.30 – 12.30: Espen Gamlund. Associate professor of Philosophy, University of Bergen: Liberalism, Education and Anti-Liberal-Democratic Groups. Room E0104, SVHUM
14.00 – 15.00: Rosemarie Van der Breemer. Research Fellow at the Theological Faculty and the interdisciplinary research network PluRel at the University of Oslo: Why humanists are like Muslims: an institutional comparison of religious governance on the graveyard in Norway and France. Room E0104, SVHUM
9.00 – 10.00: May Thorseth. Professor of philosophy, University of Trondheim: Drawing the Limit of Tolerance between Real and Fictitious Publics – the Case of Anders Behring Breivik and July 22, 2011.
10.15 – 11.15: Kjersti Fjørtoft. Associate professor of philosophy, University of Tromsø: Tolerance and public deliberation
12.30 – 13.30: Erik Christensen. Associate professor of philosophy, University of Tromsø: Liberalism, Religion, and Equal Opportunity. E0104, SVHUM
13.45 – 14.45: Jonas Jakobsen. Research Fellow in philosophy, University of Tromsø: Is secular deliberation a special problem for Muslims? Some reflections on Habermas’ postsecularism. Room E0104, SVHUM
Submission deadline: 15 May 2013
Sist oppdatert: 09.11.2012 15:39