Category Archives: March

Call for Papers: Hate and Political Discourse

Call for Papers:

The Journal of Hate Studies welcomes original papers treating the theme, “Hate and Political Discourse,” from a wide range of disciplines, including history, law, philosophy, political science, sociology, criminal justice, social psychology, economics, anthropology, geography, journalism, communications, rhetoric, literature, educational studies, and cultural studies.

We especially encourage original treatments of the following topics:

  • Hate and popular sovereignty
  • How hate can foster alternative communities and movement
  • Cultural foundations of hate
  • Historical changes in rhetorical strategies
  • Political parties and hate
  • Necessary political conditions for hate
  • Empirical approaches to the problem of hate
  • The role of hate in nation-building
  • How literature, rhetoric, journalism or other forms of communication can fuel or discourage hate
  • Geographical differences in how hatred is sustained or combated
  • Comparative approaches and cross-cultural challenges
  • New technologies in combating or fomenting hatred in the realm of political discourse

We anticipate hosting an invitational Symposium in Fall 2012, either at American University or Gonzaga University, in conjunction with the publication of this Volume. Authors published in this Volume would be invited to present their work at the Symposium.

Submissions are due by March 15, 2012 and are typically expected to be between 5,000 and 10,000 words. Submissions may be made in either of the following ways. As an attachment sent by email to hatestudies@gonzaga.edu or to http://journals.gonzaga.edu/index.php/johs/information/authors.

Submissions should be made in MS Word format. Please do not submit PDFs. Submissions should be presented in APA format, with endnotes rather than footnotes. However, legal scholarship may be presented in Bluebook or ALWD.
More information about submission guidelines, the Journal of Hate Studies, and the Gonzaga University Institute for Hate Studies can be found at http://gonzaga.edu/hatestudies.

Contact Information:

Robert L. Tsai, J.D.
Guest Editor
Professor, American University Washington College of Law
rtsai@wcl.american.edu
202-274-4370

John Shuford, J.D., Ph.D.
Director, Gonzaga University Institute for Hate Studies
hatestudies@gonzaga.edu
509-313-3665

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7th Annual Life Sciences & Society Symposium: Ethics and the Brain

Date(s) of Conference:

March 18-20, 2011

Location:

University of Missouri
Columbia, Missouri

Description:

For several decades now, neuroscientists have used technology to produce images of the brain in action.  But what do such pictures tell us?  Should they change the way we think about personal identity and free will?  Can they reveal whether a person is capable of making moral decisions, or whether a person is telling the truth?  If so, brain imaging technology seems to hold great promise for the criminal justice system.  However, allowing brain scans to be used as evidence in trials for conviction or sentencing raises many questions about the nature of responsibility, the nature of fairness, and the public perception of science and technology.

The 2011 LSSP symposium, Ethics & the Brain, will bring to campus seven leading researchers from the fields of neuroscience, law, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, and theology to discuss these issues.

Contact Information:

Stefani Engelstein
EngelsteinS@missouri.edu

Karla Carter
Carterka@missouri.edu

http://muconf.missouri.edu/sciencessocietysymposium/index.html

2011 Southeast/Southwest and Midwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference

Date(s) of Conference:

March 31 – April 3, 2011

Location:

Fort Lauderdale Sheraton
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Description:

The theme of the conference is ‘The Role of the Lawyer in Fostering Social, Political and Economic Equality.’  The Conference provides an important opportunity for legal scholars and community leaders to come together to exchange ideas and to discuss legal, cultural, and social issues that affect communities of color.

Contact Information:

http://www.seswpocc.org/contactus.html

http://www.seswpocc.org/

25th Annual Coming Together of Peoples Conference

Date(s) of Conference:

March 25-16, 2011

Location:

University of Wisconsin Law School

Description:

Topics covered include:

  • Tribal Debt & Finance
  • Workers Rights
  • Federal Indian Law & Policy
  • Collecting Taxes in Indian Country
  • The Tribal Law and Order Act
  • Indian Law in the Supreme Court
  • Tribal Property Law

Contact Information:

Sam Crowfoot
ILSA Vice President
scrowfoot@wisc.edu

http://www.law.wisc.edu/news/Articles/ILSA_Hosts_25th_Annual_Coming_To_2011-03-02

Arctic Science, International Law and Climate Change – Legal Aspects of Marine Science in the Arctic Ocean

Date(s) of Conference:

March 17-18, 2011

Location:

Federal Foreign Office
Berlin, Germany

Description:

The dramatic melting of ice masses in the Arctic Ocean is bringing about fundamental changes. New options are emerging for research and exploitation of raw materials, for eased or entirely new Arctic Ocean shipping routes, and for fisheries. These issues are being discussed intensively in numerous political and scientific forums. The EU Commission has issued a Communication on the topic, and numerous countries have formulated Arctic strategies.

One key concern must not be neglected in the face of these issues: The Arctic Ocean is not only an object of global climate change. It is also the site of polar science, which provides critical information for foundational research into climate change. That is why we find it extraordinarily important to keep sight of not only the economic, logistical and fisheries-related aspects of the Arctic, but also the roles and scope of researchers whose work requires the use of the Arctic.

What framework does international law provide for today’s Arctic marine science? Will this framework change in future? Will it remain at its current extent?

The International Conference on Arctic Science, International Law and Climate Change: Legal aspects of Marine Science in the Arctic Ocean will focus on these and many other related questions.

Contact Information:

http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/arktis/en/Contact_20form_20Sekretariat.jsp

http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/arktis/en/Startseite.html

35th Annual UCLA Entertainment Symposium: Technotainment – RU Prepared 4 It?

Date(s) of Conference:

March 11-12, 2011

Location:

Freud Playhouse
Macgowan Hall
UCLA

Description:

Topics covered include:

  • On Demand Media
  • Economics of Entertainment
  • TV Alternatives
  • Social Networking
  • Copyright & Content Protection

Contact Information:

events@law.ucla.edu

http://www.law.ucla.edu/main-calendar/Pages/Calendar.aspx?EventID=2054

Call for Papers: Seattle Journal of American Indian Law

Call for Papers:

The Seattle Journal of American Indian Law is a proposed academic collaboration at Seattle University among students, faculty, and practitioners. In an effort to fill a critical gap in the amount of current information available to those interested in the rapidly-developing field of Indian law, the Journal will employ an innovative online format. Containing a hybrid of shorter, timelier articles, to be published in parallel with legal developments in the field, as well as traditional, lengthier journal articles analyzing larger topics, the Journal will appeal to a broad range of readers.At this stage in development of the Journal, the Editorial Board is seeking content to be submitted for a trial issue that will be circulated exclusively within the School of Law. Alongside a formal proposal, the trial issue will show the faculty and administration the caliber of substance and the high level of scholarship that the Journal will command, and will make our case that the Journal ought to be an officially accredited publication at the School of Law. We aim to publish the trial issue in early Fall 2011.

As this is only a trial issue and will not be formally published, the Editorial Board will not seek the rights to any submitted content. That said, articles will still be subject to rigorous technical and substantive editing, and we will be in contact with the authors each step of the way. As the journal is looking primarily for shorter, timelier pieces at this time, we would love to hear any ideas you may have for a shorter article. If you are at all interested in providing content to the trial issue, the deadline for submitting confirmation of interest and an abstract of the manuscript is March 15th. The draft of the manuscript is due May 15th.

Contact Information:

Rebeka Osborne
Editorial Board, Seattle Journal of American Indian Law
seattlejournalail@gmail.com

http://www.law.seattleu.edu/