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Past Conferences

Fall 2014: Dominating Speech Workshop

This workshop examined the impact of speech that subordinates groups or individuals: what constitutes dominating speech? How does it harm? And what is the appropriate reaction to it?

The workshop was held at the UConn School of Law on November 21-23. Keynoted by Jason Stanley (Yale), Ishani Maitra (Michigan), and Richard Wilson (UConn Law).  For a complete list of participants and talks, click here.

 

Fall 2013: Workshop on the Duty to Resist Oppression

Do victims of oppression have a duty to resist? If so, then in virtue of what do they have such a duty? Can we justifiably blame these individuals if they back down? Does a refusal to stand up for oneself manifest a deficit in moral character?

The workshop was held at the Storrs campus on September 20-21.  Keynoted by Ann Cudd (University of Kansas), this workshop brought together theorists of oppression working in the New England area, and also served as a welcome for new faculty members Daniel Silvermint and Suzy Killmister.  For a complete list of participants and talks, click here.