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The 2021 Telos Conference in New York City: Civilizational States and Liberal Empire—Bound to Collide?
Recent Conferences
The 2020 Telos Conference in New York City: After the Welfare State: Reconceiving Mutual Aid The 2019 Telos Berlin Conference: Europe’s Constitutional Challenges as a Problem of Culture The 2019 Telos Conference: Political Theology Today as Critical Theory of the Contemporary: Reason, Religion, Humanism The 2018 Telos Israel Conference: Asymmetricality, the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict, and Abrahamic Peace The 2018 Telos Europe Conference in Italy: The Endurance of Empire Fifty Years of Telos: 50th Anniversary Event in New York City The 2018 Telos Conference in New York City: Constitutional Theory as Cultural Problem Telos in Moscow: After the End of Revolution: Constitutional Order amid the Crisis of Democracy The 2017 Telos Conference in New York City: Asymmetrical Warfare Telos India: Democracy and Secular Sectarianism Telos in Europe: The 2016 Berlin Conference: Sacrifice The 2016 Telos Conference in New York City: Beyond Nostalgia Telos in China: The Concept of the People and Consumer Society The 2015 Telos Conference in New York City: Universal History Europe and the World: World War I as Crisis of Universalism Telos in Europe: The 2014 L'Aquila Conference: The Idea of Europe Telos in China: Cosmopolitanism and China Telos Australia: Reconceiving Naturalism Panel Discussion on Italian Jews and Fascism

Conference and Event Videos

The 2020 Telos Conference

The 2020 Telos Conference was held on February 15–16, 2020, in New York, NY. Further details about the conference, including the conference program, are available here.

Plenary 1: Foundations of Mutual Aid
With Marcia Pally, Wayne Hudson, Joseph W. Bendersky, and David Pan
Moderated by Adrian Pabst

Parallel Session 1: "Religion and Welfare"
With Doron Avraham, Roger Green, Benedikt Koehler, and Loren Goodman
Moderated by Timothy W. Luke

Parallel Session 3: "Models of Mutual Aid"
With Samuel Ulmschneider, Mark S. Weiner, Anna G. Keller, and Dana Neacsu
Moderated by Marcia Pally

Parallel Session 6: "New Political Alignments"
With Pekka Sulkunen, Chet Lisiecki, and Kenneth D. Johnson
Moderated by Mark S. Weiner

First Keynote Presentation by Catherine Malabou:
Mutual Aid at the Age of Contemporary Anarchism
Moderated by David Pan

Second Keynote Presentation by Eugene F. Rivers III
Moderated by Adrian Pabst

Plenary 2: Contemporary Perspectives
With Adrian Pabst, Timothy W. Luke, and Aryeh Botwinick
Moderated by Greg Melleuish

Roundtable on Mutual Aid
With Catherine Malabou, Marcia Pally, Eugene Rivers, Wayne Hudson, and Richard Sakwa
Moderated by Adrian Pabst

The 2019 Telos Conference

The 2019 Telos Conference was held on February 15–17, 2019, in New York, NY. Further details about the conference, including the conference program, are available here.

Welcome:
Anthony Tamburri, Maria Piccone, and David Pan

Plenary 1:
David Pan, "Interpretation and Decision: The Political Theology of Walter Benjamin and Carl Schmitt"
With Wayne Hudson, Marcia Pally, and Eugene Rivers
Moderated by Adrian Pabst

First Keynote Presentation by Wayne Hudson:
Rethinking Political Theology
Moderated by Adrian Pabst

Plenary 2: "Political Theology, Civilization, and Ideology"
With Joseph Bendersky, Dustin J. Byrd, and Greg Melleuish
Moderated by Tim Luke

Parallel Session 1: "Faith, Populism, and Liberal Democracy"
With Brendan Mullen, Giada Scotto, Marcin Składanowski, and Pekka Sulkunen
Moderated by Marcia Pally

Parallel Session 3: "Color and Creed: Political Theologies in Pentecostal and Evangelical Churches"
With Kenneth D. Johnson and Luis Aránguiz Kahn
Moderated by Jay Gupta

Second Keynote Presentation by Eugene F. Rivers III:
"Religion and the Intellectuals: From Partisan Review to Telos"
Moderated by Russell A. Berman

Plenary 3: "Critical Theory of Liberalism as Secular Political Theology"
With Edward Hadas, Márton Hoványi, Austin Kopack, Marcia Pally, and Kohei Nagashima
Moderated by Tim Luke

Plenary 4: "Nature and Nihilism: The Political Theology of the 'Dark Enlightenment'"
With Courtney Hodrick, Tim Luke, Adrian Pabst, and Peter Y. Paik
Moderated by David Pan

The 2018 Telos Europe Conference

The 2018 Telos Europe Conference was held from August 31 to September 2, 2018, in Ragusa, Sicily. Further details about the conference, including the conference program, are available here.

Session on "Order, Power, and Empire"
With Lars Erslev Andersen, Jay A. Gupta, and Samir Puri
Moderated by David Pan

Plenary Debate: "(Why) Are Empires Enduring?"
With Wayne Hudson, Adrian Pabst, and Adam K. Webb
Moderated by Russell A. Berman

Session on "Empires of the Orient?"
With Loren Goodman, Marco Antonio Patriarca, and Andrew M. Wender
Moderated by Richard Sakwa

Session on "Liberalism and the Fall of Empires"
With Robert Reuschlein, Matthew Dal Santo, and Timothy Stacey
Moderated by Tim Luke

Session on "Russia and the Shadow of Empire"
With Maria Teresa Giusti, Paul Grenier, and Richard Sakwa
Moderated by Russell A. Berman

Session on "Otherness, Imperialism, and Ideology"
With Steven Ekovich, Silvana Kandel Lamdan, Gideon Rossouw, and Luis Valenzuela-Vermehren
Moderated by David Pan

Session on "New Empires: Hegemony and Warfare"
With Martin Bolle, Haeun Kim, and Jo Ann Oravec
Moderated by Tim Luke

Session on "Empire in Question"
With Wayne Hudson, Tim Luke, Adam K. Webb, and David Pan
Moderated by Adrian Pabst

Plenary Debate: "Empires of the Future, Empires of the Mind?"
With Russell Berman, Jay A. Gupta, David Pan, and Richard Sakwa

The Telos 50th Anniversary Event

On Friday, June 8, 2018, Telos celebrated its 50th anniversary at a special event held at the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute in New York, NY.

Maria Piccone, Publisher of Telos Press

Russell Berman, Editor of Telos

David Pan, Executive Director of the Telos-Paul Piccone Institute

Tim Luke, Book Line Editor at Telos Press Publishing

Adrian Pabst, Associate Editor of Telos

Jacob Siegel speaks on "Telos, Post-liberal Politics, and a Veteran’s Reading of Ernst Jünger"

The 2018 Telos Conference

The 2018 Telos Conference was held on February 16–18, 2018, in New York, NY. Further details about the conference, including the conference program, are available here.

Keynote Presentation by Bernhard Schlink:
Minimal Constitutionalism
Moderated by David Pan

Keynote Presentation by Paul Kahn:
A Constitutional Culture: Between Law and Power
Moderated by Russell A. Berman

Session on "Tradition and State Structure"
With Xudong Zhang, John Yu Zou, Andrea Gadberry, and Greg Melleuish
Moderated by Marcia Pally

Session on "U.S. Political Movements"
With Tim Luke, Mark Weiner, David Pan, and Russell Berman
Moderated by Joseph Bendersky

Session on "Japanese Constitutionalism in World-Historical Context"
With Takahiro Nakajima, Qin Wang, and Loren Goodman
Moderated by Xudong Zhang

Session on "Cultural Foundations of Political Life"
With Marcia Pally, Adrian Pabst, Joseph Bendersky, and Aryeh Botwinick
Moderated by David Pan

The 2017 Telos Conference

The 2017 Telos Conference was held on January 14–15, 2017, in New York, NY. Further details about the conference, including the conference program, are available here.

Keynote Presentation by Steven Metz:
Future Conflict and the Conceptual Prison of Asymmetry
Moderated by Joseph W. Bendersky

Keynote Presentation by Kenneth Anderson:
Situating Asymmetrical Warfare among Forms of Emerging Conflict in the Post–New World Order World
Moderated by David Pan

The 2016 Telos Conference

The 2016 Telos Conference was held on January 16–17, 2016, in New York, NY. Further details about the conference, including the conference program, are available here.

David Pan on Upcoming Telos-Paul Piccone Institute conferences
At the 2016 Telos Conference in New York, David Pan discussed the Institute's plans for upcoming conferences.

Plenary:
Ethical Solidarity in Political Difference
Moderated by David Pan, the plenary session included Adrian Pabst, Russell A. Berman, Wayne Hudson, and Joseph Bendersky.

Roundtable:
What is the Global Dimension of Ethical Life
Moderated by Russell A. Berman, the roundtable included Wayne Hudson, Adrian Pabst, Jay Gupta, David Pan, and Marcia Pally.

Keynote Presentation by Samuel Tadros:
Islamism and the Crisis of Modernity
Moderated by Russell A. Berman

Roundtable:
The Ethical State: Is Liberal Democracy the Only Game in Town?
Moderated by Adrian Pabst, the roundtable included Samuel Tadros, Russell Berman, Aryeh Botwinick, Greg Melleuish, Paul Gottfried, and Joseph Bendersky.

The 2015 Telos Conference

The 2015 Telos Conference was held on February 13–15, 2015, in New York, NY. Further details about the conference, including the conference program, are available here.

Roundtable:
Universal History, the West, the East, and the Rest
Moderated by Marcia Pally, the roundtable included Russell A. Berman, Adrian Pabst, Ulrike Kistner, Jay Gupta, Christopher Coker, and Wayne Hudson.

Keynote Presentation by Jonathan Israel
The Enlightenment Reconsidered: A Contemporary Controversy
Keynote Presentation at the 2015 Telos Conference. The presentation was chaired by Wayne Hudson.

Roundtable:
The Future of History: A New Universal Vision or Dissolving into Particularities?
Moderated by Adrian Pabst, the roundtable included Wayne Hudson, Joseph Bendersky, Greg Melleuish, Aryeh Botwinick, Jonathan Israel, and Tim Luke.









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