Post War Cosmopolitanism

Perpetual Peace?After the Seven Years’ and the Napoleonic Wars

war-and-napoleonPanel 1 included the following presentations:

  • Wartime Cosmopolitanism in Eighteenth-Century Europe” by Stephen Conway from UCL, United Kingdom.
  • “Anthropology and the moral foundations of Kant’s idea of perpetual peace” by Alexander Schmidt from the University of Jena.
  • “Sergey Uvarov’s Treatise on Perpetual Peace (1813) and the Arzamas circle in the post-Napoleonic era” by Maria Maiofis from the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration 

Postimperial Discontents/After World War I

world-mapPanel 2 was constituted by:

  • “World War I to the Cold War: A Case of Traumatic Cosmopolitanism?” by Alexander Etkind from the European University Institute William Bullitt.
  • Port-city cosmopolitans: Post-Imperial subjects in a Wilson-Era City-State” by Dominique Reill from the University of Miami, USA.
  • Baku in the twentieth century: Russian periphery or cosmopolitan centre?” by Zaur Gasimov from the Deutsches Orient-Institut, Instanbul

World War II and the Holocaust

Panel 3 of the Conference comprised the following:

  • “Citizenship, statelessness, and the cosmopolite” by Lea Ypi from LSE, United Kingdom.
  • “Germans, Spies and Cosmopolites: the Ecology of Fear in an Imperial Periphery” by Olga Sezneva from the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Jewish Cosmopolitan Thought in the Twentieth Century” by Natan Sznaider from the Academic College of Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Before and After the Cold War

Panel 4 was formed of the following speakers:

  • “Ordering the world and organising the peace: universalism and war in the thought of Charles Malik” by Andrew Arsan from the Cambridge University, United Kingdom.
  • “Pan-Islamic and Pan-Asian Cosmopolitanisms from WWI to Cold War” by Cemil Aydin from University of Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA.
  • “Conflicted Cosmopolitanisms: Unfinished (Hi)Stories of World Literature in a Divided Germany” by Venkat Mani from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.

The Post War Cosmopolitanism was an interdisciplinary project focused on the exploration of the connections between cosmopolitanism and war during the period that goes from the 18th to the 21st centuries.