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

Editors Melissa Schwartzberg and Eric Beerbohm have assembled the following excellent slate of speakers. This is the provisional schedule; we will post and distribute the final schedule shortly before the conference.

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)
  • Commentator: Burke Hendrix (University of Oregon, Political Science)

Break/Breakout room: 1:30-2:00

Panel II: 2:00-3:30 EDT

  • Principal paper: Roy Brooks (University of San Diego, Law), Framing Redress Discourse
  • Commentator: Vesla Weaver (Johns Hopkins University, Political Science)
  • Commentator: Colleen Murphy (University of Illinois, Philosophy)

Break/Breakout room: 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)
  • Commentator: Ryan Preston-Roedder (Occidental College, Philosophy)

Break/Breakout room: 5:30-6:00

Virtual Reception: 6:00-6:30 EDT

We will make papers available to registrants and members of the ASPLP in advance.

Shortly before the conference, we will provide Zoom links for each panel for all who register as well as for all members. During the break/breakout rooms between each panel, everyone will have a chance to take a break or to continue the conversation with each of the speakers. Links for these, too, will follow.

Before the conference begins, from 11:30 to 12:00, there will be a business meeting of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy. There will be a separate Zoom link for that meeting.


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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