The Telos-Paul Piccone Institute

Past Telos Conferences

The Telos-Paul Piccone Institute has been holding annual conferences in New York City since 2006 as well as biennial conferences in Italy since 2012. The Institute also sponsors individual conferences and symposia throughout the world. Below you will find links to the conference programs (in PDF format) from our previous conferences.

Asymmetrical Warfare: The Centrality of the Political to the Strategic
January 14–15, 2017
New York, NY
Conference program

Democracy and Secular Sectarianism
November 17–18, 2016
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi, India
Conference program

Sacrifice: Biological and Theological Investigations for Economic and Military/Political Praxis—Conceptualizations, Categories, Applications, and Abuses
June 16–17, 2016
Humboldt University-Berlin, Theologische Fakultät
Berlin, Germany
Conference program

Beyond Nostalgia: Ethics, Politics, and the Critique of Modernity
January 16–17, 2016
New York, NY
Conference program

The Concept of the People and Consumer Society
September 18–21, 2015
Southwest University, Chongqing, China
Conference program

Universal History, Philosophical History, and the Fate of Humanity
February 13–15, 2015
New York, NY
Conference program

Europe and the World: World War I as Crisis of Universalism
December 4–7, 2014
Irvine, California
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The Idea of Europe
September 5–8, 2014
L'Aquila, Italy
Conference program

Cosmopolitanism and China: Toward a Literary (Re)Construction
August 21, 2014
Beijing, China
Conference program

Reconceiving Naturalism: The Speculative Challenge
April 26–27, 2014
Melbourne, Australia
Conference program

The Difficulty of Democracy: Diagnoses and Prognoses
February 14–16, 2014
New York City
Conference program

Religion and Politics in a Post-Secular World
February 15–17, 2013
New York, NY
Conference program

The West: Its Legacy and Future
September 7–9, 2012
L'Aquila, Italy
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Space: Virtuality, Territoriality, Relationality
January 14–15, 2012
New York, NY
Conference program

Rituals of Exchange and States of Exception:
Continuity and Crisis in Politics and Economics
January 15–16, 2011
New York, NY
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From Lifeworld to Biopolitics: Empire in the Age of Obama
January 16–17, 2010
New York, NY
Conference program

New Administration: War, Class and Critical Theory
January 17–18, 2009
New York, NY
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After the Revolution: 1968 and Today
January 19, 2008
New York, NY
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The 2007 Telos Conference
January 13, 2007
New York, NY
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