“The American political philosophy: threats to democracy” [Amerykańska filozofia polityczna: zagrożenia demokracji] conference programme

In June we invite you to Wrocław for two days of debates about contemporary threats to democracy. We are organising the conference with the Social and Political Philosophy Department of the University of Wrocław.

The discussions will take place in CaféTHEA discussion club in Wrocław. Admission is free.

Conference programme:

Friday 24.06.16

10:30 a.m. Conference opening

10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Panel I

Dr Maciej Turek (UJ) Does the election financing system in the United States strengthen democracy or threaten it?

Dr Kamil Aksiuto (UMCS) Solidarity after the twilight of liberal universalism? On the implications of Richard Rorty’s idea.

Coffee break

12:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Panel II

Dr Marcin Gajek (CC) The promise of a “more perfect Union” and the threat of Leviathan

Prof. dr Clifford Angell Bates Jr (UW) The Theory of the State in America

Dr Sławomir Józefowicz (UW) Culture Wars – A Threat to the Liberal-Democratic Order?

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lunch break

2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Guest lecture

Prof. dr hab. Bohdan Szklarski (UW) How does American democracy exceed its limitations

Coffee break

4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Panel III

Mgr Julian Jeliński (UWr) Racial exclusivism or democratic inclusivism? The political philosophy of Malcolm X

Dr hab. Barbara Grabowska (UMK) The new civil disobedience – the struggle for animal rights

Prof. dr hab. Mateusz Nieć (AIK) Robert Dahl’s cautions for democracy

Mgr Anna Kowalczyk (UŁ) „Free Trade and Sailors’ Rights” slogan in the context of the British-American war of 1812-1814

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Screening of the “Inequality For All” film and moderated discussion

Saturday 25.06.16

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Panel IV

Mgr Hanna Wiczanowska (UAM) Marketplace of ideas theory as a derivative of democratic protection of the freedom of expression

Mgr Rafał Szymanowski (UAM) Disputes about the role of the state in the economy in American political reflection

Mgr Piotr Szyja (UW) Democracy and capitalism and the global role of The United States in the concept of Walter Russell Mead

Agnieszka Nowak (UJ) Safety as an excuse to limit civil liberties American perspective

Coffee break

11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Panel V

Mgr Tomasz Borycki (UP w Krakowie) Hannah Arendt, OWS and Donald Trump

Daria Zydroń-Robakowska (UAM) Political (in)correctness in the presidential election campaign of Donald Trump

Mgr Grzegorz Wiktorowski (UM in Wrocław) The idea of freedom and the conservative understanding of health reforms of President Barrack Obama

1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lunch break

2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Panel VI

Dr Marzena Dyszy-Graniszewska (ŚUM in Katowice) The vision of a state from the point of view of John Rawls in the face of crisis and deregulated capitalism

Mgr Justyna Stiepanow (UG) Voting rights of ethnic minorities in contemporary United States after the Supreme Court decision on the Shelby County v. Holder case

Mgr Przemysław Trejnis (UKSW) Were the United States of America supposed to be a democracy? On the genesis of the republican project of the Founding Fathers

Coffee break

4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Panel VII

Mgr Magdalena Rajzer, Mgr Katarzyna Konieczna (UO) When is torture allowed? The use of torture against people suspected of being terrorists in the light of the conditions of international law

Mgr Alicja Tiukało (UWr) Islamophobia as a challenge to American democracy

Mgr Łukasz Perlikowski (UMK) Impartialism and pluralism – two models of deliverative democracy

6:00 p.m. The end of conference

 

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