Skip navigation

The Contemporary Relevance of Perpetual Peace

About This Event

The Institute for German Cultural Studies at Cornell University celebrates the 300-Year Anniversary of Immanuel Kant’s Birthday with a Symposium on Towards Perpetual Peace. The conference will include lectures by Cornell faculty in the morning and, in the afternoon, workshop on The Perpetual Peace Project led by Gregg Lambert (Syracuse University) and Adam Nocek (Arizona State University).

Participants in the workshop are encouraged to read Immanuel Kant’s seminal essay Zum ewigen Frieden/Towards Perpetual Peace. Copies of the English translation are available at the Department of German Studies, 183 Goldwin Smith Hall, Cornell University.

Featured Guests

9:40-10:30am — “The Secrets of Perpetual Peace.” Peter Gilgen (German Studies, Cornell University). Moderator: Elke Siegel (German Studies, Cornell University)

10:35-11:20am — “Inevitable Peace? Kant, Postwar.” Patchen Markell (Government, Cornell University). Moderator: Karin Nisenbaum (Philosophy, Syracuse University)

11:35am-12:15pm — “On the Common Saying, Fiat iustitia, et pereat mundus.” Neil Saccamano (Literatures in English, Cornell). Moderator: Verena Erlenbusch-Anderson (Philosophy, Syracuse University)

2:15-4:30pm — Workshop on the Perpetual Peace Project conducted by Gregg Lambert (Humanities, Syracuse University) & Adam Nocek (Arts, Media & Engineering, Arizona State University)


Organized by Peter Gilgen (Cornell University) & Gregg Lambert (Syracuse University). Generously supported by the CNY Humanities Corridor.

April 19, 2024, 9:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Guerlac Room, A.D. White House

PCT6: Critical Theory - Continental Philosophy

Audience: Open to the Public

Host: Cornell University

Category: Conference

More Information