CACW & CAPN
Date limite : 15 octobre 2013
A conference sponsored by the Classical Association of the Canadian West and the Classical Association of the Pacific Northwest on the theme “Decision”
March 14-15, 2014, Vancouver, BC
Plenary Speaker: Adriaan Lanni, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Whether a political figure faces a decision affecting the safety and prosperity of an ancient city-state, a literary figure concludes (an often mistaken) decision in a tragedy, a judge decides the guilt or innocence of a litigant, or an artist tries to achieve some work of merit, the concept of “decision” pervades many aspects of the cultural life of a society. Philosophers have explored such merging of general, abstract notions to the need for action in specific situations. Oracular pronouncements are sought for divine guidance. Systems of selection are devised. All test notions of innovation and leadership.
Papers are sought on all aspects classical antiquity. Panel submissions will be welcome, and brief (up to 3 minute) responses will be sought for each paper. (Please signal your readiness to give a response.)
Adriaan Lanni's publications include Law and Justice in the Courts of Classical Athens (CUP 2006) and articles on ancient law and the modern criminal jury. She is currently completing a book manuscript, Law and Order in Ancient Athens, for Cambridge University Press. Before joining Harvard Law School in 2005, she was a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows and clerked for Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Dana Fabe of the Alaska Supreme Court. She received a B.A. in Classical Civilization (Yale), an M.Phil. in Classics (Cambridge), a J.D. (Yale), and a Ph.D. in History (Michigan).
Source : APA