Call for Abstracts: Humanistic Perspectives on Moral Injury Conference, April 2019, Georgia State

Call for Abstracts:
Humanistic Perspectives on Moral Injury, 11-12 April 2019.

The Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics announces a conference at Georgia State University about moral injury.

On many accounts, moral injury is a form of trauma one may have from participating in or witnessing an act that challenges deeply held values. There are reports of moral injury among members of the armed forces, medical practitioners, journalists, first responders, and others. This conference will feature original research by leading experts and scholars who will draw on the tools of the humanities to theorize moral injury.

We will feature presentations that explore the normative dimensions and implications of trauma for understandings of political authority, interpersonal accountability, civic duty, collective agency/responsibility, recovery from historic injustice, and related themes.

Featured speakers to include:

  •  Ed Barrett (Stockdale Center, United States Naval Academy)
  •   Saba Bazargan-Forward (Philosophy, UC San Diego)
  •   Rita Nakashima Brock (Volunteers of America)
  •   Neta C. Crawford (Political Science, Boston University)
  •   Joseph Galloway (journalist, columnist, and co-author of books such as We Were Soldiers Once… and Young)
  •   Linda Radzik (Philosophy, Texas A&M University)
  •   David Rodin (Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict)
  •   Nancy Sherman (Philosophy, Georgetown University)

    To propose a paper, prepare the following:

  1. 1)  An email containing name(s), contact information for session speaker(s), and paper title.
  2. 2)  In a .pdf or MS Word attachment suitable for blind review, a title and 250-500 word abstract.

Please send to Lauren Michelle Cooper at by 6 November 2018 at 17:00 UTC. Submissions will be acknowledged promptly. Authors of proposals will be notified by 20 December 2018. Contact information: Andrew I. Cohen

Author: Fannie Bialek

Fannie Bialek is an Assistant Professor of Religion and Politics at the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University.

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