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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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