Conference Program

OCTOBER 13th (Tuesday)
9:00-9:15 Conference Opening
9:15-10:30 Keynote Address
Michael Walzer (Institute for Advanced Studies, Princeton, USA)
Just War and Holy War. Again.
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
  Session I Session II
11:00-11:30 Henryk Skorowski (Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, Warsaw, Poland): Ethically Justified War in the Light of Catholic Social Teaching Manuel Bermudez (University of Cordoba, Spain): Just War in the Classical Antiquity
11:30-12:00 Daniel Statman (University of Haifa, Israel): The Limited Scope of In Bello Proportionality Alberto Clerici (University Niccolò Cusano, Rome, Italy): Just and Unjust wars in the Italian Catholic Enlightenment
12:00-12:30 Raphael Cohen-Almagor (University of Hull, UK): Just and Unjust War: A Study of the Israeli Lebanon War of 1982 Wojciech Bańczyk (Jagiellonian University, Poland): The Right of Pagans to the Self-defence from the Perspective of the 15th Century Polish School of ius gentium
12:30-13:00 Adam Cebula (University of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński in Warsaw, Poland): The Occasional Inevitability of War Crimes or the Ethically Unjustified Hegemony of (some of) the Rights of Civilians? Some Remarks on the Double Nature of Extra-Moral Absolutism Miguel Saralegui (Universidad Diego Portales, Chile): The Dehumanization of Justice: Carl Schmitt’s Theory of Just War
13:00-14:00 Lunch break
  Session III Session IV
14:00-14:30 Rolf Zimmermann (University of Konstanz, Germany): Holocaust and Hiroshima Moral Otherness and Moral Failure in War Jens Iverson (University of Leiden, Netherlands): Justifiably Mixed Motives: Using Canon Law and Enlightenment Moral Philosophy to Interpret the Restrictions on Transformative Occupation in the Hague and Geneva Conventions
14:30-15:00 Crystal Allen Gunasekera (Principia College, USA): Territorial Integrity and Just Cause Tomasz Widłak (University of Gdańsk, Poland): From Just War Theory to Lawful War. Hans Kelsen on War, Peace and International Law
15:00-15:30 Mark Rigstad (Oakland University, USA): Legitimate Authority for Just Insurgency or Counterinsurgency” Urszula Jarecka (IFiS PAN, Poalnd): “In the Name of (Un)justice”: Pacifist Rhetoric as Used in the Polish Media to Justified Chosen Military Interventions in the Middle East
15:30-16:00 Mason Hayes (University of Nevada, Reno, USA): Can Terrorism Ever be Morally Justified? Maria Libura (Łazarski University, Poland): War in Discourse, Discourse at War. A Corpus-Assisted Analysis of the Portrayal of Russia in Polish Press
17:30-21:00   Conference Reception
OCTOBER 14th (Wednesday)
Session V Session VI
9:00-9:30 Ana Isabel Barceló Caldeira Fouto, Ana Margarida Pires Seixas (Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon, Portugal): Subjective Criteria of Just War – The Legal Statute of the “Infidel” in Portuguese Just War Doctrine in the XV and XVI Centuries Arseniy Kumankov (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia): Waging a Just War. Whose Justice? Whose Responsibility?
9:30-10:00 Iwona Krupecka (University of Gdańsk, Poland): No Culture, No Rights. The Strategies of „De-culturation” in the Spanish Conquest of America Leszek Korporowicz (Jagiellonian University, Poland): Universality Rooted in the Heritage. The Paul Vladimiri’s Concept of Cultural Justice
10:00-10:30 Pål Wrange (Stockholm University, Sweden): The Right Authority to do What? Joseph Bowen (St. John’s College, University of Oxford, UK): Necessity and Liability: On an Honour-Based Justification for Defensive Harming
10:30-11:00 Magdalena Płotka (University of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński in Warsaw, Poland): The Permissive Law in Paul Vladimiri’s Theory of Just War André de Hoogh (University of Groningen, Netherlands): From Ius Ad Bellum to Ius Contra Bellum – From Just Cause to Authority, On the Imperative of Restrictive Rules Justifying the Use of Armed Force and the Primacy of the Security Council
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
  Session VII Session VIII
11:30-12:00 James Pattison (University of Manchester, UK): Much Ado About Nothing: Revisionist vs. Traditionalist Just War Theory and the Case for an Applied Approach Magdalena M. Baran (“Liberte!” Journal): Legitimacy of the State as a Challenge to the Idea and Practice of bellum iustum
12:00-12:30 Arkadiusz Górnisiewicz (Jagiellonian University, Poland): The Non-discriminating Concept of War and the Theory of Just War: Carl Schmitt’s Arguments Reconsidered Bárbara Díaz (Universidad de los Andes, Chile): Just war against infidels? Similar answers from Central and Western Europe
12:30-13:00 Maciej Kulik (University of Wrocław, Poland): Elizabeth M. Anscombe and Joseph M. Bochenski – Two Conceptions of Just War Hendrik Simon (Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany): Bellum iustum and ius ad bellum in 19th Century-legal Discourse – On the Relationship Between Competing Theories of Justifying War
13:00-13:30 Jakub Skomiał (University of Łódź, Poland): Ian Falkenberg’s “Satire” as a Justification of Polish-Teutonic Wars Andrzej Kobyliński (University of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński, Warsaw): From Paul Vłodkowic to Gustavo Zagrobelsky. Constitutional Justice in the Era of Hybrid Wars  
13:30-15:00 

15:00-15:15

 Lunch Break 

Conference Closure

BEHIND THE JURISPRUDENTIAL DEFENSE OF (ABSTAINING FROM) MILITARY ACTION