The Center for the Study of Citizenship at Wayne State University announces its second annual New Scholarship in Citizenship Studies Conference. The conference will be held on February 25, 2005 and will focus on the Center’s theme for this year: “Citizenship in Times of Crisis.” Times of crisis, such as wars, economic depressions, famines, natural disasters, epidemics, and other public emergencies, affect many aspects of citizenship by redefining what it means to belong to a community, state, or nation in a social, economic, cultural, political, or legal sense. Most profoundly, times of crisis may alter the conceptions of the rights and liberties of citizens as governments and their citizens decide to depart from constitutional and cultural traditions in order to cope with the crisis.
The Center’s second Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence, Peter H. Irons, Professor of Political Science at the University of California at San Diego and Director of the Earl Warren Bill of Rights Project, will serve as a keynote speaker and commentator at the conference. Frank H. Wu, Dean of the Wayne State University Law School, will also address the conference.
The Conference will give junior faculty and advanced graduate students the opportunity to present their own work in citizenship studies. Please submit a one-page abstract of a paper proposal and a one-page c.v. to Marc Kruman, Director, Center for the Study of Citizenship, Wayne State University at the e-mail address given below by November 15, 2004. Proposals are welcome from scholars in all disciplines. A faculty committee will review each application and announce its decisions by December 15, 2004. Among the topics you might consider are those that address aspects of Professors Irons and Wu’s work and the impact of crisis times on issues of citizenship.
Unfortunately, the Center for the Study of Citizenship is unable to defray the cost of travel.
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