CFA: Politics, Polarity, and Peace, University of Colorado, Oct. 18-19, 2019 (deadline: Jun. 15, 2019)

Keynote Speaker: Lucius T. Outlaw (Jr)

Any abstract that relates to the theme, broadly construed, or that relates to the overall mission of Concerned Philosophers for Peace (CPP), is welcome. Topics might include, but are not limited to:

  • teaching politics/justice/peace in a deeply divided country
  • peace activism under conditions of polarization
  • polarity versus divisiveness
  • personal identity and political identity
  • peace in conditions of diversity
  • diversity and political polarity
  • cooperation in conditions of polarity
  • peace in a polarized society
  • collaboration, cooperation, and compromise
  • democratic deliberation, justice, and peace
  • historical conceptions of polarity and peace
  • polarity within and between groups
  • individual and institutional politics
  • virtue signaling and compromise
  • technological polarization and prospects for peace

We welcome submissions from undergraduates, graduate students, and professional philosophers, as well as from a range of fields including philosophy, law, public policy, business, history, religious studies, political science, social science, or related fields. Submissions from teachers, researchers, or practitioners are also welcome, particularly insofar as those presentations could complement the theme of the conference. We also especially welcome proposals from women and minorities, and are committed to making this year’s conference inclusive and welcoming to all.

**There will be a $100 prize for the best graduate student paper.**

Submission Guidelines: Please submit an abstract (no more than 500 words) to Jennifer Kling at by June 15, 2019.Please submit abstracts as .doc, .docx, or .pdf. Please include your name, institutional affiliation, e-mail address, and paper title in the body of your e-mail. Please use “CPP 2019 submission” in the subject line of your email. Acceptance notices will be sent out no later than July 30th.

About CPP: Concerned Philosophers for Peace is the largest, most active organization of professional philosophers in North America involved in the analysis of the causes of violence and prospects for peace. For more information about the Concerned Philosophers for Peace, please visit our website:

This year’s CPP conference is being hosted by the Philosophy Department at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, with generous support from the UCCS College of Letters, Arts & Sciences. Send any questions to Jennifer Kling at

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