Conference Program

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Day 1 / September 17, Thursday

Venue: Eötvös Loránd University / 1088 Múzeum körút 4/ i “Bence György terem” second floor
13:00 – 13:30 Registration
13:30 – 14:00 Welcome by organizers
14:00 – 15:30 Session 1 / Cyber War Chair: Prof. Paul Roe (CEU)

François Delerue (EUI, Florence)
The misleading use of the term ‘cyber warfare’

Anita Tikos (Pázmány Péter Catholic University)
The Next War: Information Warfare and Cyberwar

Sladjana Zdravkovic (University of Belgrade)
From Cyber Criminal to Cyber War: Its Evolution from Stealing Information and Money till Starting and Leading a Global Digital War

coffee break
16:00 – 17:30 Session 2 / Terror and War – Chair: Prof. Tamás Nyirkos (PPKE)

Ágota Dávid (Pázmány Péter Catholic University)
Bioterrorism – Dangers of Dual use in the field of Biotechnology

Brian Smith (Boston University)
Arendt’s Killer Robots: Power, Violence, and the Targeted Killing Program

Liram Koblentz (Tel-Aviv University)
Just Rules of Engagement – Soldier life vs Civilian life: The Cases of the Afghanistan War and Operation Cast Lead

17:45 19:15 Keynote lecture Prof. Catherine Zuckert (University of Notre Dame):
“The Classical Realists”: On the Causes of War and Prospects for Peace


Day 2 / September 18, Friday

Venue: Central European University / 1051 Nador u. 9, Gellner Room
10:00 – 12:00 Session 3 / Intellectuals and War – Chair: Prof. László Kontler (CEU)

Kosztasz Rosta (Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest)
The Thucydidean conception of civil war and its Platonic critique

Daniel Rosenberg (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
Calculated Plunder: Benjamin Constant on the Liberal Way of War

Roberto Castelar (University of Glasgow)
Not ‘Just’, but ‘Progressive’: Lenin on War and Peace

Kévin Maquet (Université de Jean Moulin, Lyon)
A French Intellectual’s Journey from War to Peace: Making sense of Bergson’s Patriotism from 1914 to 1932
coffee break
12:30 – 14:00 Session 4 / Religion and War – Chair: Prof. Matthias Riedl (CEU)

David Coates (University of St Andrews)
Edmund Burke and the Regicide Peace

László Gájer (Pázmány Péter Catholic University)
Lord Acton’s Catholic idea of individual conscience against the temporary political power

Audrey Borowski (University of London)
Shifting narratives: Terror and Modernity in the Islamic State


15:00 – 16:00 Session 5 / Ottoman History Chair: TBA

Mustafa Kemal Saglam (Yildirim Beyazit University, Turkey)
The Importance of Peace in the Ottoman Political Writings during the Modernization Process

Banu Turnaoglu (King’s College, University of Cambridge)
A New Ottoman Theory of War in the Prelude of the First World War

coffee break

16:30 – 18:30 Keynote lecture Prof. Hans Blom (Erasmus University, Rotterdam)
“What is natural law (really?)”

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Day 3/ September 19, Saturday

Venue: Pázmány Péter Catholic University / 1088 Budapest, Mikszáth Kálmán tér 1. “John Lukacs terem” and room 201
9:00 – 10:30 Session 1 / Theoretical Approaches – Chair: Prof. Ferenc Hörcher (PPKE)

Isak Tranvik (Duke University, USA)
Burning Buildings in Baltimore: Can Violence be Democratic?

Thomas Peak (Central European University)
Comparative Global Intellectual History: Unveiling a Universal Humanitarian Jus Ad Bellum

Felix Bender (Central European University)
Political Obligation and the Military Draft: An Obligation to Die For the State?
coffee break

11:00 –12:00 Session 7 / General Debates Chair: TBA

Ergun Basak (Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest)
Clash of Emotions and Reason in Political Violence

Osagioduwa Eweka (University of Ibadan, Ibadan-Nigeria)
Exploring Essentials for Keeping the Peace

12:00-12:30 Concluding discussion


Note: This is a preliminary program, there might be changes in the future. Please check the page on the week of the conference for the final program. Thank you.

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