CFP: 8th Annual Graduate and Early Career Workshop (Online)

Call for Papers: 8th Annual Graduate and Early Career Workshop (Online)

Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace

26th‑27th October 2023, via Zoom

Deadline for submissions: 1st June 2023

The Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace is pleased to announce its 8th Annual Graduate and Early Career Workshop. We invite submissions from current and recent graduate students (within two years of receiving their PhD). Papers should address philosophical issues relating to the ethics of war and peace, broadly construed. This includes, for example, papers on causation, responsibility, authority, partiality, scarcity of resources, collective action, punishment, and self-defence. The Stockholm Centre currently has a particular interest in ethical issues connected to migration and refuge.

Each successful applicant will be allocated a faculty respondent who will provide written comments on the paper and serve as a commentator at the retreat. In order to find the most suitable respondents, faculty will be invited after papers have been selected. Past respondents have included Helen Beebee, Yitzak Benbaji, Garret Cullity, Christopher Finlay, Helen Frowe, Adil Haque, Kimberly Kessler Ferzan, Holly Lawford-Smith, Seth Lazar, Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen, Kieran Oberman, Massimo Renzo, David Rodin, Adam Slavny and Laura Valentini.

Papers should be no longer than 8000 words, including notes, and prepared for blind review. Papers should not have been accepted for publication or given revise and resubmit verdicts at the time of submission. Submissions from graduate students should include a letter from their department confirming their year of study. Submissions from early career researchers should include confirmation that they are within two years of receiving their PhD (e.g., a letter from an examiner or supervisor, or a copy of their PhD certificate). Submissions and enquiries should be sent to [email protected] (subject line: “SUBMISSION Annual Workshop”).


Published 6th March 2023

Workshop on Deterrence

CFP: Workshop on Deterrence

Lake Bled, Slovenia

19-20 June 2023

Deadline for submissions: 25th of March 2023

Debates about whether and how third party states ought to respond to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine frequently invoke the importance of deterring further (Russian) aggression. It seems widely accepted, at least in the public and political discourse, that deterring aggression is a just cause for war. And yet there is scant discussion of deterrence as a just cause for force in either the philosophical literature on the ethics of war or the broader literature on defensive harming. There is also a surprising lack of engagement by those working on the ethics of war with the substantial literature on nuclear deterrence.

This workshop will explore how work on deterrence across legal, moral and political philosophy (for example, in relation to punishment, political policies, coercion, and nuclear deterrence) might shed light on the ethics of war. It will combine the discussion of relevant published work with the presentation of new research. Confirmed participants thus far include Helen Frowe, Victor Tadros, Jonathan Parry, Attila Mráz, Nadine Elzein, Patrick Tomlin and Massimo Renzo.

Call for Papers:

Those wishing to present new research should submit papers of no more than 5000 words, suitable for a 40 minute presentation. Papers need not explicitly address the idea of deterrence as a just cause for force. Authors should indicate whether they would also like to participate in the workshop if their paper is not selected for presentation. Participants, including authors, will need to cover their own travel expenses; the Stockholm Centre will cover accommodation for three nights and refreshments / lunches during the workshop for all participants. All participants are expected to attend the whole workshop. Submissions should be emailed to [email protected] (inquiries can also be directed to Helen). The deadline for submissions is the 25th of March 2023.

The workshop will take place at Lovec Hotel, Bled.

Published 17th January 2023