Conference Schedule

Friday, March 26th

2:00-3:30: Keynote Address
Finnegan Auditorium, Damen Hall 144
“The Justice of Justification”
Professor Anthony Laden, University of Illinois Chicago

Saturday, March 27th

(All presentations will take place in Damen Hall room 438 unless otherwise noted)

8:30-9:15: Discourse Ethics

“On the Significance of Disagreement in Politics”
Marianne LeNabat, The New School for Social Research

9:30-11:00: Rousseau and the Bomb
“Is the Ticking Time Bomb a Dud?”
Joseph Spino, Western Michigan University
“Rousseau’s Two Concepts of Obligation”
Rafeeq Hasan, University of Chicago

11:15-12:45: Heidegger and Adorno
“Heidegger’s (Unspoken) Justice: the Ordering of the World”
Shane Ewegen, Boston College
“Negativity and Normativity: Art and Justice in the 20th Century”
Aline M. Ramos, Fordham University

12:45-1:45: Break for lunch

2:00-3:30: Keynote Address
Information Commons, 4th Floor
“Cosmopolitanism After Kant: Rights Across Borders in a New Century”
Professor Seyla Benhabib, Yale University

4:00-5:45: Foucault
“Foucault: Politics of the Police”
Andrew Johnson, Louisiana State University
“Crisis of Antiquity: Arendt, Foucault, Agamben, and the Roots of Our Modern Crisis”
Kyle Thomsen, Loyola University Chicago

6:00-6:45: Foundations of Democracy
“Immigration and Globalization: The Stakes of Open Borders in a Globalizing World”
Everett C. Fulmer, Georgia State University

7:30: Banquet at Ethiopian Diamond

Sunday, March 28th

8:30-10:00: Habermas
“Crises Undeniable, Ideological: Jürgen Habermas and the Legitimacy of Critical Theory”
Miles Hentrup, University of Oregon
“Constitutional Patriotism and the Cosmopolitan Project”
Seth Mayer, Northwestern University

10:15-11:45: Rights Language

“Intervention and Transparency: the Case of Human Rights”
Daniel Farmer, Marquette University
“Towards a Human Language: An Alternative Approach to Global Poverty”
Timothy Weidel, Loyola University

12:00-1:15: Applied Marxism
“Capitalizing on Women: Globalization and the International Sex Trade”
Matt Lovett, Duquesne University
“Islamism as a Bourgeois Ideological Problematic: Towards a Marxist Critique”
Hamad Mohamed, Duquesne University

1:15-2:15: Break for lunch

2:30-4:00: Cultural Imperialism

“On Tolerance of the Ways of Life”
Adalberto de Hoyos Bermea, National Autonomous University of Mexico
“Epistemic Injustice: The Occupation of Rigoberta Menchú”
Mindi Torrey, Michigan State University

The Loyola Undergraduate Brennan Conference
All Undergraduate presentations will take place on Sunday in Damen Hall Room 440

12:00-12:45: “The Nature of Liberty, the Democratic Faith and the Hollow Ideal”
Chris Karaskiewicz, Freshman

1:00-1:45: “On Marx's Critique of Capitalism”
Jeffrey Jast, Freshman

2:00-2:45: “Multiculturalism in Crisis”
Lillian Cicerchia, Freshman

3:00-3:45: “Utopian Sexuality and Problems of Sexual Unfreedom”
Carrie Graham, Senior



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