Carlos Figueroa, Ph.D. (Politics Department) talks at the "Philosophies of Nonviolence" conference, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ., February 16, 2024

By Carlos Figueroa, February 20, 2024

Carlos Figueroa, Ph.D. (Politics Department) gives a talk at the "Philosophies of Nonviolence" conference, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ., February 16, 2024

Philosophies of Nonviolence,  Friday, February 16, 2024, 09:00am - 05:00pm
Rutgers – New Brunswick College Avenue campus

9:00 Coffee and light breakfast
9:45 Opening remarks
10:00 Raja Rosenhagen (Ashoka University & University of Pittsburgh): “Thinking with the Jains: Intellectual Non-Violence and Intellectual Non-Possessiveness”
10:45 Ana Bajželj (UC-Riverside): “Action, Intention, and Violence in the Jain Tattvārthasūtra Tradition”
11:30 Coffee break
11:45 Akeel Bilgrami (Columbia): “Gandhi and the Submerged Depths of Non-Violence”
12:30 Lunch
2:00 Carlos Figueroa (Ithaca College): “Bayard T. Rustin's Ecumenical Faith in Political Action”
2:45 Coffee break
3:00 Jonathan Gold (Princeton): “Nonviolence to Counter Attachment to Social Identity: A Buddhist Idea”
3:45 Janet Gyatso (Harvard)“Buddhist Compassion in Action: Learning to See Animals”
4:30 Group discussion

Hosted by the Rutgers Department of Religion’s Alka Siddhartha Dalal Endowment for the Study of Jainism and the Center for Cultural Analysis, with support from Global Asias and the Department of Philosophy

Established in 1986, the Center for Cultural Analysis (CCA) is the leading institute at Rutgers University devoted to advanced interdisciplinary scholarship in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Each year we run a research seminar that gathers faculty, advanced graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and distinguished visitors for a sustained conversation on a topic of importance to the academy at large. Alongside its main seminar, the CCA supports a series of working groups formed to explore an emerging area of inquiry, and it sponsors public events on problems of general interest that reach across several disciplines. Within Rutgers, the CCA acts as a central interdepartmental hub for collaboration; through the Aresty Fellows Program, it sponsors research opportunities for advanced undergraduates who are interested in creative approaches to interdisciplinary problems. As a member of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI), the CCA is a primary site at the university for international partnerships and multi-institutional projects, enhancing Rutgers’ global reputation as a top-tier research university.

—Colin Jager, Director, Center for Cultural Analysis

Philosophies of Nonviolence Conference, 2024

Philosophies of Nonviolence Conference, 2024