Unless otherwise noted, all events will take place in the 3rd floor lecture hall in Swift.
Thursday, October 17th, 2013
1 pm: Welcome by Margaret M. Mitchell, Dean and Shailer Mathews Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Literature; and Michael Le Chevallier, Conference Coordinator
Keynote address: Just War and Religion, Michael Walzer, professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study
2:20-4:00 pm: Panel 1: Gender and War
Chair and Respondent: Debra Erickson, Visiting Professor of Religious Studies at Siena College
Jean Bethke Elshtain's Lost Beautiful Soul: Or, the Education of a Just War Thinker, John Carlson, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict at Arizona State University
Essential Elshtain: Women and War, Christine Sylvester, Professor of Political science and Women's studies at the University of Connecticut
4:30pm: Memorial Service in Rockefeller Chapel
With tributes offered by:
John Carlson, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict at Arizona State University
Franklin I. Gamwell, Shailer Mathews Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of Religious Ethics, the Philosophy of Religions, and Theology in the Divinity School at the University of Chicago
Stephen Meredith, Professor in the Department of Pathology, the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and the College; Associate Faculty in the Divinity School at the University of Chicago
William Schweiker, The Edward L. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of Theological Ethics and Director of the Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion at the Divinity School at the University of Chicago
Susan Schreiner, Professor of the History of Christianity and Theology in the Divinity School at the University of Chicago
Reception to follow in the Lecture Hall (3rd Floor) at the Divinity School.
7:30pm: In light of the difficult and long day, we will have no formal dinner. We will have a dinner available following the reception. (Tentative location: Quadrangle club)
Friday, October 18th, 2013
10 am-11:45 am Panel 2: Just War Against Terror and International Relations
Chair and Respondent: Erik Owens, Associate Director of the Boisi Center and adjunct assistant professor of theology and international studies at Boston College
Worries about Just War: Debating and Honoring the Thought of Jean Bethke Elshtain, Cecelia Lynch, Professor of Political Science School of Social Sciences at UC Irvine.
A New, But Still a Just War Against Terror, Chris Brown, Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics.
12 pm: Lunch with an open space for brief tributes. –The Common Room.
1:30-3:45 pm- Panel 3: Sovereignty and War
Chair and Respondent: William Schweiker, The Edward L. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of Theological Ethics and Director of the Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion at the Divinity School at the University of Chicago
The Effect of Perspectives of Thinking about Sovereignty: a Dialogue with Jean Bethke Elshtain, James Turner Johnson, Distinguished Professor of Religion and Acting Graduate Director at Rutgers University
Supremacy at Stake: Religion and the Sovereign State, Daniel Philpott, Associate Professor of Political Science and Peace Studies at Notre Dame University
Two Sovereigns? Violence and the ambiguities of Jean Bethke Elshtain’s Christian Realism, Nicholas Rengger, Professor of Political Theory and International Relations at the University of St Andrews
3:45 pm- Plenary Panel
4:30 pm – Closing Reception with select student tributes -- 3rd floor lecture hall