From Ohio University News The Contemporary History Institute presents the 2022 Baker Peace Conference, themed “Technology and Freedom: A Brave New World,” on Feb. 24-25. The conference, a spring staple at Ohio University since the 1980s, returns after a one-year hiatus and will be hosted via Teams. “With our 2022 […]
Baker Peace Conference
The conference, a spring staple at Ohio University since the 1980s, returns to campus after a one-year hiatus.
"With our 2022 theme, Technology and Freedom: A Brave New World, we aim to explore some of the challenges that new and emerging technologies pose to our freedom—as well as what opportunities technology may offer," said Dr. Ingo Trauschweizer, professor of History.
A wide range of perspectives are grouped into three broad subject areas for the conference:
- What are the concrete threats to security and democracy that have emerged over the past years?
- In what ways has “big tech” reshaped society, and what opportunities that it may offer should be pursued?
- In the field of medical technology, where society may see the most immediate benefits to new technology, what are the boundaries and inequalities—and what ethics should govern people's actions?
About the Baker Peace Conference
The Baker Peace Conference is an annual event that brings together a diverse group of leading experts to discuss a significant national or international issue related to peace.
The first Baker Peace Conference took place in 1988, six years after the late Dr. John C. Baker, the University's president from 1945-62, and his wife, Elizabeth, established the John and Elizabeth Baker Peace Studies Endowment to encourage the education of students and the general public in the means by which peace can be established and maintained throughout the world. The Baker Conferences are jointly sponsored by the Contemporary History Institute and the Baker Peace Studies Program.
All events are free and open to the public. Institute students participate in these conferences and are involved in helping to organize them.
- 2022 Baker Peace Conference | Technology and Freedom: A Brave New World, on Feb. 24-25
- 2020 Baker Peace Conference | Religion and Peace: Global Perspectives and Possibilities, Feb. 20-21
- 2019 Baker Peace Conference: Temple of Peace? International Cooperation and World Order since 1945
- 2018 Baker Peace Conference: Populism, the Press, and Election
- 2017 Baker Peace Conference: "Communism: Reflections on a Violent Century"
- 2016 Baker Peace Conference: "History, War, and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East"
- 2015 Baker Peace Conference: "The Vietnam War: A Fifty-Year Retrospective"
- Past Conferences
Recent News about Baker Peace Conference
The annual Baker Peace Conference is Feb. 20-21 at Ohio University. This year’s focus is on “Religion and Peace: Global Perspectives and Possibilities.” See speakers, times, and more information (including the keynote by Dr. Peter Mandaville). This year’s conference, sponsored by the Contemporary History Institute, has been co-organized by Dr. […]
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Ohio University’s Contemporary History Institute announces the theme of “Religion and Peace: Global Perspectives and Possibilities” for the 2020 Baker Peace Conference on Feb. 20-21 at the Athens campus. The Keynote will be held in Baker Center, Ballroom A. Subsequent panels will be in Walter Hall Rotunda. “Our speakers include […]