Illinois Conference – Oct. 2013

International and Interdisciplinary Conference

Topic: Law, Culture and Justice: East and West

October 4-5, 2013

Conference Venue:

University of Illinois College of Law

504 E. Pennsylvania Ave.

Champaign, IL 61820

Room: Faculty Lounge and Conference Center (located on the 2nd

Building: Law Building

October 4th( Friday)

9.15am: Welcome by Robin Kar, University of

Illinois, Urbana Champaign

9.25 am : Welcome by Chandana Chakrabarti

9.30-10.30am

Chair: Chandana Chakrabarti

Keynote Address

“Western Legal Prehistory”, Robin Kar, University of

Illinois, Urbana Champaign

10-30-11.30

Chair: Anthony B. Santamaria, College of Saint Elizabeth

Keynote Address

“Mercy Killing, American Law and Traditional Hindu

Law”, Kisor Chakrabarti

11.30-12: “Law, Religion, and Rights of

Conscience”,Robert F. Card, State University of

New York-Oswego, University of Rochester Medical

Center

12-1pm: Lunch Break

1-2pm

Chair: Eugene Schlossberger, Purdue University, Calumet

1-1.30pm: “Law-making Facts: A critique of Greenberg on how

facts make law”, Joshua Keton, The Graduate Center,

CUNY

1.30-2pm: “Science, Pseudo-science, and the Pursuit of Ethics” ,

Anthony B. Santamaria, College of Saint Elizabeth

2-2.45 pm

Panel: Moderator: Robin Kar, University of Illinois

Topic: “What are the Legal, Cultural, and Moral

Considerations Relevant to the Fitness of Immigrant

Non-Native English Speakers Serving on an American

Jury?”

Panelists: Robin Kar, Andy Leipold, and Stephen

Rushin, University of Illinois College of Law

2.45-4.45pm

Chair: Brooke Schueneman, University of Georgia,

Athens

2.45-3.15“The Lessons of Legal Modernization in

British India: Toward a Historical Ontological

Approach to Jurisprudence”, Faisal Chaudhury,

University of Pennsylvania

3.15-3.45 : “Interpretation of Natural Law”, Aymeric

d’ Alton, Alliance Francaise, New York

3.45-4.15: “The Right to a Livable Environment: Creating Global

Sustainable Agriculture”, Kenneth M. Weare, University of

San Francisco

4.15-4.45“The Evolution of Global Public

Health: India’s Journey, Challenges and

Contributions”,Snehendu Kar,University of California

at Los Angeles

4.45-6.15pm

Chair: Joshua Keton, The Graduate Center, CUNY

4.45-5.15“Moral Connections Between Guilt and

Shame”, Dan Yim, Bethel University

5.15-5.45: “Samuel Pufendorf on Instinct of Self-Preservation and

Moral Right over the Body and Life”,Heikki Haara, University of Helsinki,

Finland

5.45-6.15pm: -“Shame and Humiliation in

Punishment”, Casey Hall, University of California,

Irvine

6.15-7.15pm: Reception

October 5th(Saturday)

8.-10.30am

Chair: Casey Hall, University of California, Irvine

8-8.30am: “Kelsen’s Basic Norm & the Challenge

of Actual Constitutional Interpretation”, Alexis

Dyschkant, University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign

8.30-9am: “Spirituality in the context of Morality”,

Sangeetha. K.S, Birkbeck College,University of

London

9-9.30am: “Benevolence as a “Permissible”

Desire”, Christina Chuang”, Nanyang Technological

University

9.30-10am: “Tragedy and Reconciliation in the

Rāmāyaṇa”, Brooke Schueneman, University of Georgia,

Athens

10.10.30am: “Memory and Ethics: A Case Study”,

Ilana Maymind, Ohio State University

10.30-1pm

Chair: Kenneth M. Weare, University of San

Francisco

10.30-11am: “Karmic Justice and the Problem of

Evil” ,Eugene Schlossberger, Purdue University, Calumet

11-11.30am: “Śāntideva, the Virtues of the Bodhisattva

and Eudaimonism”,Stephen Harris,University of New

Mexico

11.30-Noon: “Against the Golden Rule as a Global

Ethic”, Edward Abplanalp Illinois Central College..

12-12.30pm: “Law and Morality in the Nicomachean Ethics and the

Bhagavad Gītā”, Rupen Majithia,Mount Allison University,Canada

12.30-1pm: “Cosmopolitanism as a Point of

Convergence Between Hinduism, Christianity, and

the Baha’I Faith”, Ryan Teehan

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