Conference Agenda


The Sacred and the Sovereign

The University of Chicago Divinity School

Swift Hall  •  1025 East 58th Street  •  Chicago, IL 60637

** Final Agenda **

Friday, October 20, 2000
9:00 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dean Richard Rosengarten, University of Chicago Divinity School

Preface & Conference Overview
Jean Bethke Elshtain, University of Chicago

Introducing the Problem: The Case of Humanitarian Intervention

Chair: Jean Bethke Elshtain

9:15 am

Just War and Just Intervention: Reshaping a Tradition
Fr. J. Bryan Hehir, Harvard Divinity School

10:00 am

The Moral Implications of Kosovo Operations
Gen. James P. McCarthy, USAF (Ret.), United States Air Force Academy

10:45 am


11:00 am

A Kosovo Recap: Dilemmas & Criteria for Humanitarian Intervention
Margaret O’Brien Steinfels, Editor, Commonweal magazine

11:30 am

Response & Public Conversation
Jean Bethke Elshtain, University of Chicago

12:00 pm

Lunch Break
Box lunches will be provided free of charge to all guests who register in advance. 

Expanding the Discourse: Rethinking Religion and Sovereignty

Chair: Paul Griffiths

1:00 pm

Transnational Religious Institutions and the Layering of Sovereignty
Susanne Hoeber Rudolph, University of Chicago

1:30 pm

Weighing Sovereignty in the "Sit Room": Does It Enter or End the Debate?
Robert Gallucci, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

2:00 pm

The Freedom to Do God's Will: Modern Religion, Human Rights, and Social Change
R. Scott Appleby, University of Notre Dame

2:30 pm


2:45 pm

Response & Public Conversation
Paul Griffiths, University of Illinois, Chicago

3:45 pm


4:00 pm

The Future of Sovereignty: A Christian Realist Perspective
Robin Lovin, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University

5:00 pm

Religious Allegiance and Political Sovereignty: An Irreconcilable Tension?
Paul Griffiths, University of Illinois, Chicago

5:30 pm

Conference Reception
Swift Hall Common Room

Last updated: 19 October 2000

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