The Contemporary Relevance of Perpetual Peace


Events Program
Friday 19 April, 2024
9:15 am – 4:30 pm

9:15 Breakfast

9:30 Opening Remarks

9:40-10:30 — “The Secrets of Perpetual Peace.”
Peter Gilgen (German Studies, Cornell University).
Moderator: Elke Siegel (German Studies, Cornell University)

10:35-11:20 — “Inevitable Peace? Kant, Postwar.”
Patchen Markell (Government, Cornell University)
Moderator: Karin Nisenbaum (Philosophy, Syracuse University)

11:35-12:15 — On the Common Saying, Fiat iustitia, et pereat mundus.Neil Saccamano (Literatures in English, Cornell)
Moderator: Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson (Philosophy, Syracuse University)

12:15 Lunch

2:15-4:30 — Workshop on the Perpetual Peace Project
conducted by Gregg Lambert (Humanities, Syracuse University) &
Adam Nocek (Arts, Media & Engineering, Arizona State University)

(Participants in the workshop are encouraged to read Immanuel Kant’s seminal essay Zum ewigen Frieden/Towards Perpetual Peace. Copies of the English translation are available at the Department of German Studies, 183 Goldwin Smith Hall)

 4:30 Reception

Organized by Peter Gilgen (Cornell University) & Gregg Lambert (Syracuse University). Generously supported by the CNY Humanities Corridor.

The full program as a PDF is here