Intellectual content on the conference table

The problem of defining Emory's most elusive year

Reconciling Faculty Roles
A conversation with John Banja, clinical ethicist at the Center for Ethics in Public Policy and the Professions

Reconciling Campus Conflict
A conversation with Bob Agnew, professor of sociology and past director of the program in violence studies

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The three days of the Reconciliation Symposium in January will be jam-packed with diverse explorations of the process of reconciliation. Below is a preview of some topics. For a description of all panels for the Reconciliation Symposium, visit


Reconciliation in the Context of Global Conflicts. The Tension between Retributive and Restorative Justice. I.T. Cohen Professor of International Law and Human Rights Johan Van Der Vyver (organizer and respondent), Justice Richard Goldstone (speaker), and Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish and Holocaust Studies Deborah Lipstadt (respondent).

Peace and Reconciliation in the International System. Political science professor David Davis (moderator), White Professor of International Relations Robert Pastor (speaking on conflict resolution after the Cold War), Candler Professor of Political Science Richard Joseph (speaking on peace making in Africa), and Kenneth Stein, William E. Schatten Professor of Contemporary Middle Eastern Studies and Israeli Studies (speaking on prospects of Arab-Israeli reconciliation).


University, Community, and Place: Environmental Reconciliation. Anthropology professor Peggy Barlett (organizer), Director of Environmental Studies at Oberlin College David Orr (speaker), Oxford biology professor Eloise Carter, Emory College junior Raney Branch, Director of Project Management and Construction in Facilities Management John Fields, Director of Women in Theology Mary Elizabeth Moore, and Associate Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Howard Frumkin (respondents).

Reconciling Race, Ethnicity, and Other Lines that Divide Us. Presidential Distinguished Professor of Anthropology Johnnetta Cole (organizer and speaking on moving beyond the black/white paradigm) and Dan T. Carter, Educational Foundation University Professor, University of South Carolina (speaking on race and class). Respondents to be announced.

Reconciliation, Sexuality, and Gender: Poetics, Politics, and Pragmatics. Director of Women's Studies Frances Smith Foster (organizer), Associate Director of Training and Counseling Pamela Epps, Senior Writer in Residence Jim Grimsley, Assistant Professor of International Health Jennifer Hirsch, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Religion Mark Jordan, and Associate Professor of History Mary Odem (discussants).