Thursday, April 5, 2012

Conference: “Jus - Post - Bellum”: Mapping the normative foundations

The Jus Post Bellum Project Launch Conference will take place May 31-June 1, 2012, in The Hague. The theme is "'Jus - Post - Bellum': Mapping the normative foundations." (I noted the call for papers here.) The draft program is here. Conference registration is here. Here's the idea:

The Jus Post Bellum Project is proud to host its launch conference, “‘Jus - Post - Bellum’: Mapping the normative foundations”, May 31 – June 1, 2012. It will be held at the Peace Palace. The first of several project seminars, this conference will seek to clarify the meaning and content of the concept (including, e.g., its relationship to and distinction from the field of transitional justice), including contemporary understandings and criticisms of the concept, and historical and modern approaches towards the definitions of key notions, such as “jus”, “post” and “bellum”.

The launch conference will include five panels: Situating the Concept, Mapping the Normative Framework(s), the Politics and Practice of Jus Post Bellum, Temporal Dimensions of Jus Post Bellum, and The ‘Jus’ in ‘Jus Post Bellum.’ There will also be a roundtable discussion on ‘At War’s End,’ by Larry May.