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The annual conference, Reconciliation and Repair: Mending Frayed Civic Bonds, will be held virtually as a Zoom webinar on September 25, 2020. There is no registration fee. You may register here.

Editors Melissa Schwartzberg and Eric Beerbohm have assembled the following excellent slate of speakers. We will distribute the papers to members and registrants shortly before the conference. We also will provide the Zoom link to registrants at that time.

Panel I: 12:00-1:30 EDT

  • Principal paper: Linda Radzik (Texas A & M University, Philosophy), The Role of the Public in Public Apologies
  • Commentator: Martha Minow (Harvard University, Law), The Public Chorus and Public Apologies 
  • Commentator: Burke Hendrix (University of Oregon, Political Science), Apology, Accusation, and Punishment/Harm: Audiences as Multipliers?

Break: 1:30-2:00

Panel II: 2:00-3:30 EDT

  • Principal paper: Roy Brooks (University of San Diego, Law), Framing Redress Discourse
  • Commentator: Desmond Jagmohan (University of California-Berkeley , Political Science)
  • Commentator: Colleen Murphy (University of Illinois, Philosophy)

Break: 3:30-4:00

Panel III: 4:00-5:30 EDT

  • Principal paper: Catherine Lu (McGill University, Political Science), Reconciliation as Non-Alienation
  • Commentator: Saira Mohamed (University of California-Berkeley, Law), Reconciliation and Equal Participation: A Human Rights Exploration of Reconciliation as Non-Alienation
  • Commentator: Ryan Preston-Roedder (Occidental College, Philosophy)

Virtual Reception/Cocktail Hour: 5:35-6:30 EDT


Princeton's University Center for Human Values is pleased to host this Zoom conference. It is joined by the following co-sponsors: Boston University School of Law; the Research Groups on Constitutional Studies (RGCS) and Global Justice (RGGJ) of the Yan P. Lin Centre at McGilll University; University of Illinois College of Law; University of Oregon Department of Political Science; and the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research at Texas A & M University.

Recent Conferences

2019 Conference - Princeton University, September 27, 2019

2018 Conference - Boston University, September 28, 2018

2017 Conference - San Francisco, August 31, 2017

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