Understanding The Global Challenges Of Peace

U’s Tanner Human Rights conference will explore issues threatening peace in the 21st century

Feb. 11, 2014 —The Tanner Human Rights Center at the University of Utah will examine new challenges to achieving peace during its annual conference, Feb. 19-20, on the U campus, with the opening keynote address at the downtown library.

“By bringing together experts, activists and students, we hope to help our community better understand the issues threatening the peaceful functioning of our society,” said Thomas Maloney, chair of the Department of Economics and director of the Tanner Center for Nonviolent Human Rights Advocacy. “We also hope to gain some insight into effective ways for promoting peace in the face of all of these challenges.”

In collaboration with the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, the conference, “Building Peace in the 21st Century: Global Ethical Dialogues,” will explore environmental degradation and its impact on international relations, violence by non-state actors and global economic inequality. The entire conference is free and open to the public.

The full schedule of the Tanner Human Right Center conference can be found here or below.

Wednesday, Feb. 19, 6:30 p.m.

 Opening Keynote Address by Jean-Marc Coicaud: “Possibilities for International Dialogue and Peace in the Early 21st Century: Beyond the Culture of Fear and Insecurity”
Salt Lake City Downtown Library, 210 E. 400 S.

Jean-Marc Coicaud is a professor of law and global affairs and director of the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers University and a global ethics fellow with the Carnegie Council.

Thursday, Feb. 20

Panel 1: Environment and Growth: Negotiating a Balance
8:30 – 10 a.m.
Officer’s Club, Fort Douglas, University of Utah, 150 S. Fort Douglas Blvd.

Panelists: Tariq Banuri, College of Architecture and Planning, University of Utah; Randall Tolpinrud, PaxNatura, Salt Lake City; Kyle Whyte, Department of Philosophy, Michigan State University.

 Panel 2: Economic Inequality, Peace and Justice
10:15 – 11:30 a.m
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Officer’s Club, Fort Douglas
, University of Utah, 150 S. Fort Douglas Blvd.

Panelists: Katherine Barbieri, Department of Political Science, University of South Carolina; Frances Stewart, Department of Economics, Oxford University 

Keynote Lecture by David Rodine: “Between Pacifism and Just War Theory”
12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Moot Courtroom, S.J. Quinney College of Law, 332 S. 1400 E.

 David Rodin is the director of research at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at Oxford University; co-director, Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, University of Oxford; and a global ethics fellow with the Carnegie Council.

Panel 3: War, Jihad and Reconciliation
2 – 3:10 p.m.
Officer’s Club, Fort Douglas, University of Utah, 150 S. Fort Douglas Blvd.

Panelists: Abdul Qayum Mohmand, Middle East Center, University of Utah; Doug Johnston, International Center for Religion and Diplomacy, Washington, DC

Round Table: Pragmatism and Vision in Building Peace
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Officer’s Club, Fort Douglas, University of Utah, 150 S. Fort Douglas Blvd.

Presenter and Moderator: Cheyney Ryan, professor of philosophy and law, University of Oregon; fellow, Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, University of Oxford; and Global Ethics fellow with the Carnegie Council

Student Discussants: Gage Hansen, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah; Oriene Shin, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah; Lisa Hawkins, Department of Economics, University of Utah; Betty Stoneman, Department of Philosophy, Utah Valley University; Pratik Raghu, Honors Program, Westminster College

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