[URBANTH-L]CFP: War, Law and Global Order

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Tue Mar 20 21:34:58 EDT 2007

Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Foundation's Cortona Colloquium 2007:
War, Law and Global Order

The Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, one of Europe's foremost centers for 
scholarly research on modern political, economic and social history, in 
cooperation with the University of Florence and the Jura Gentium Center, 
invites doctoral candidates and young PhD recipients or researchers to 
submit proposals for participation at the Cortona Colloquium 2007 - War, Law 
and Global Order, to be held 19-20 October 2007 in Cortona, Italy.
This year's edition of the Foundation's international conference will 
feature Antonio Cassese (former President of the International Criminal 
Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and currently Professor of International 
Law at the University of Florence) as its keynote speaker, and will be 
coordinated by Danilo Zolo (Professor of Philosophy of Law and of Philosophy 
of International Law at the University of Florence).

Theme of the Colloquium
The Colloquium will be focused around, but not limited to, the following 
five sub-themes:
*       The "New Wars" and the National and International Protection of 
Human Rights
*        The Problem of Peace and the Function of International Criminal 
*        How to Define the Notion of "War of Aggression"?
*        Terrorism and International Law
*        The Palestinian Question as the Epicenter of the Wars in the Middle 
East, and the Impotence of the

International Community
To ensure a fruitful exchange of ideas from diverse perspectives, we welcome 
proposals from a variety of fields and disciplines, including international 
relations, international law, history and philosophy of international law, 
theory of human rights, history of the Middle East, political theory of 
globalization, political philosophy, political science and philosophy of 

General Information
The Colloquium will take place on 19-20 October 2007 at the Centro Convegni 
S. Agostino in Cortona, a lovely medieval city in Tuscany. Participants will 
be expected to arrive on the afternoon or evening of the 18th.
A small number of applicants (ten) will be selected to attend the 
Colloquium. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to present and 
discuss their doctoral research projects, or a specific part of their 
research, within five workshops chaired by prominent scholars from the 
fields related to the main subjects of the Colloquium. The Feltrinelli 
Foundation will arrange and cover the cost of accommodations in Cortona for 
these applicants and provide a lump-sum contribution sufficient to cover 
low-cost roundtrip travel within Europe. A limited number of grants will be 
available to cover accommodation and travel for applicants from countries 
outside of Europe.
The working languages of the Colloquium will be English and Italian. 
Simultaneous translation will be available.

Deadline for Submissions
Interested candidates must submit a proposal for participation no later than 
4 May 2007. Proposals must include two separate documents:
1.       a completed application form (see below)
2.      an abstract (maximum of 700 words) on the research to be discussed, 
along with a title and 3-5 keywords

Applications and abstracts should be in English and named per the following 
indications: "last name application.doc" (e.g. "Parr application.doc") and 
"last name abstract.doc" (e.g. Parr abstract.doc). Please email all 
materials and inquiries to the attention of Sara Benjamin at 
international at fondazionefeltrinelli.it.
A Scientific Committee headed by Danilo Zolo will evaluate all proposals and 
notification of acceptance will be sent by 20 June 2007.  Successful 
applicants will be required to submit a full paper (maximum of 5,000 words, 
in English and conforming to standard academic guidelines in terms of style 
and presentation), along with a brief curriculum vitae, by 1 September 2007. 

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