Nature and Norms of Hope Conference

A three-day conference will be held on April 27-29, 2017 at Cornell, hosted by the Sage School of Philosophy in cooperation with the Program in Ethics and Public Life and the Cornell Society for the Humanities. The theme of the conference will be “The Nature and Norms of Hope,” and will bring together philosophers, social-political theorists, and religion scholars to discuss hope, despair, and related themes. We intend to publish some of the papers as part of a new volume of collected essays on hope.

In conjunction with the conference will be the world premiere of our Hope on Stage winning play "I Carry Your Heart" by Georgette Kelly at the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca.

Speakers include:
  1. Christopher Bobier (University of California, Irvine)
  2. Anne Jeffrey / Colin Hickey (University of South Alabama, Georgetown University)
  3. Vincent Lloyd (Villanova University)
  4. Miriam McCormick (University of Richmond)
  5. Michael Milona (Cornell University)
  6. Kathryn Norlock (Trent University) 
  7. Nicholas Ryan Smith (Burough of Manhattan Community College)
  8. Nancy Snow (University of Oklahoma)
  9. Daniel Speak (Loyola Marymount University)
  10. Margaret Urban Walker (Marquette University)
  11. Mike Zhao (New York University)

For more information about the workshop, contact Alex Esposito at:

Conference Website