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Friday, April 19

9:30 - 10:00 a.m. Breakfast
Shuster Room, Silverman 147
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Session 1: The Concept of Sovereignty
Shuster Room, Silverman 147

Moderator: Claire Finkelstein

Readings:
  • Christopher Morris, “Sovereignty,” Encyclopedia of Utilitarianism, edited by James E. Crimmins and Douglas G. Long. London and New York: Continuum Press, forthcoming.
  • Christopher Morris, “The Modern State,” The Handbook on Political Theory, edited by Gerald Gaus and Chandran Kukathas. London: Sage Publications, 2004, pp. 198-209.
  • Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan, ed. Edwin Curley. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Company, 1994. Chapters 18, 21, and 28
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract, trans. and ed. Donald A. Cress. Hackett Publishing Company, Inc., 2011. (Excerpted: Book I, Chapter 7.)
  • David Gauthier, Notes on Sovereignty. [Abstract]
  • Claire Finkelstein, “Rational Contractarianism and International Law.” (Excerpted) [Paper]
11:30 a.m. - Noon  Break
Noon - 1:30 p.m. Session 2: Sovereignty, Religion and the Rule of Law
Shuster Room, Silverman 147

Moderator: Sharon Lloyd

Readings:
  • Sanford Levinson, “Divided Loyalties: The Problem of Dual Sovereignty and Constitutional Faith.” [Paper]
  • David Linnan, “Sovereignty and Legitimacy in the Rule of Law Equation.” [Abstract] [Paper]
  • Rudy Barnes, “Religion, the Rule of Law and Military Legitimacy.” [Abstract] [Paper].
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Lunch
Levy Conference Room, Silverman 245

Keynote Address: Jeffrey Addicott
“Addressing the War on Terror Under the Rule of Law.” [Abstract]
2:30 - 4:00 p.m. Session 3: Sovereignty and Emergency Powers
Shuster Room, Silverman 147

Moderator: Kermit Roosevelt

Readings:
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Break
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Session 4: Sovereignty and Foreign Relations
The Racquet Club of Philadelphia
215 South 16th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Moderator: Rogers Smith

Readings:
  • Sharon Anderson-Gold, “Terrorism and the Politics of Human Rights,” Social Philosophy Today, 2004.
  • Christopher Wellman, “Taking Human Rights Seriously,” Journal of Political Philosophy, 2012, (Excerpted, pp. 126-130.)
  • Jens Ohlin, “Disentangling the Unwilling or Unable Standard for Foreign Intervention.” [Abstract]
  • Kevin Govern, “Smart Power For Hard Problems: The Role of Special Operations Forces Strengthening the Rule of Law and Human Rights in Africa.” [Abstract] [Paper]
6:30 pm

Drinks and Dinner
The Racquet Club of Philadelphia
215 South 16th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
 
Keynote Address: Mary Ellen O’Connell
“Sovereign Myths.” [Abstract]

 

Saturday, April 20

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
Shuster Room, Silverman 147
9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Session 5: Executive Discretion, Secrecy and Targeted Killing: The Case of Anwar al-Awlaki
Shuster Room, Silverman 147

Moderator: Kevin Govern

Readings:
10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 - 12:30 p.m. Session 6: Alternative Conceptions of Sovereignty
Shuster Room, Silverman 147

Moderator: Nancy Hirschmann

Readings:
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Lunch
Keynote Address and Film
Levy Conference Room, Silverman 245

Keynote Address: Peter Galison
“Secrecy and the Centralization of Power.”

Clips from Secrecy, A film by Peter Galison and Rob Moss (2008). Website

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Session 7: Comparative and International Perspectives on Sovereignty
Shuster Room, Silverman 147

Moderator: Bill Burke-White

Readings:
  • Matthew Lister, “Contract, Treaty, & Sovereignty.” [Abstract] [Paper]
  • Gordon Smith, “Russian Exceptionalism: Putin’s Assertion of Sovereignty at Home and Abroad.” [Abstract] [Paper]