IPR Focal Conference on Reconciliation in the Wake of Conflict (March 2009)

Friday, March 20–Saturday March 21

Focal Conference of the 2008/09 IPR Lecture Series

“Justice in Conflict—Justice in Peace”
Conference Location: Boston University Photonics Center, Colloquium Room
8 Saint Mary’s Street, Ninth floor

Friday, March 20

1 p.m. Opening Remarks (Allen Speight, Director, Institute for Philosophy & Religion)

Afternoon Session I (Moderator: Daniel Dahlstrom)
1:15 p.m. Ajume Wingo “Freedom in the Making of Transitional Justice”
2:15 p.m. William Long “War and Reconciliation”

3:15–3:30 p.m. break

Afternoon Session II (Moderator: Daniel Star)
3:30 p.m. Alice MacLachlan “The end of ‘a sad chapter’? Government Apologies to Indigenous Peoples”
4:30 p.m. Margaret Urban Walker “The Expressive Burden of Reparations: Putting Meaning into Money, Words, and Things”

5:30–6:45 p.m. Wine and cheese reception (Photonics 9th Floor)

Saturday, March 21

Morning Session I (Moderator: Nir Eisikovits)
9 a.m. Ehud Eiran “Israeli-Palestinian reconciliation: An analytical framework”
10 a.m. Anat Biletzki “Peaceless Reconciliation”

Morning Session II (Moderator: David Roochnik)
11 a.m. Andrew Bacevich “Moral Obligations in the Global War on Terror: Who Owes What?”
Noon Nir Eisikovits “Truce!”

1–1:45 p.m. Lunch Break

Afternoon Session I (Moderator: Alice MacLachlan)
2 p.m. Claudia Card “Complicity in Structural Evils”
3 p.m. Abdulaziz Sachedina, “Operative Ethical Principles in Islamic Theory of Conflict Resolution”

3:55–4:10 Break

Afternoon Session II (Moderator: Allen Speight)
4:10 p.m. Padraig O’Malley, “Iraq: Unjust War, Impossible Reconciliation??”
5:10 p.m. Roundtable Discussion with All Conference Speakers: “Reconciliation, Moral Repair, Forgiveness: Summarizing Thoughts and Open Questions” Introduced and moderated by Charles Griswold