Life, Freedom, & Ethics: Kropotkin Now! International Conference

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An international conference to commemorate the anarchist thinker and geographer Peter Kropotkin, a century since his death.

The 4 day conference included 30 speakers and 600 registered participants from more than 250 cities around the world.

Life, Freedom & Ethics: Kropotkin Now! — Day 1 — Friday Sessions 1 & 2

- "P.A. Kropotkin: his Individualist communism, " Vadim Valerievich Damier (Moscow), & Dmitry Ivanovich Rubliev (Moscow)
- "Peter Kropotkin’s ethics: between philosophical dualism and radical nihilism," Nicolai Gerasimov (Moscow)
- "Kropotkin's Law of Mutual Aid: An Evolutionary Perspective," Lee Dugatkin (Louisville)
- "Kropotkin's concept of Mutual Aid and Contemporary Practice," Denis O’Hearn (El Paso) & Andrej Grubacic (San Francisco)

Life, Freedom & Ethics: Kropotkin Now! — Day 2 — Saturday Sessions 1A & 2A

Morning session:
"An Alternative to Power -- Mutual Aid," Tomas Pewton (London)
"Anarcho-communism, New Liberalism and British Social Science networks (1890-1921)," Shaun Pitt (Manchester)
"Peter Kropotkin & His Influence on Czech Anarchism," Lenka Anna Rovna (Prague)

Afternoon session:
"Mutual Aid and the Sex Question," Sarah Richter (New York)
"Love, Care, and Mutual Aid as Community Self-Defense," Hillary Lazar (Pittsburg)
"Conceptions of Animal Morality; A Factor in Political Ideologies," Laura Schleifer (New York)

Life, Freedom & Ethics: Kropotkin Now! — Day 3 — Sunday Sessions 1A & 2A

Morning session:
"Kropotkin and the roots of modern urbanism," Franco Bunčuga (Brescia),
"Kropotkin in the face of urbanisation," Dimitrios Roussopoulos (Montreal)

Afternoon session:
"Peter Kropotkin’s “Double Tendency” and the Paradigm Debate in Modern Public Relations," Charles Marsh (Lawrence)
"Economics, Community & the Pursuit of Happiness," Jon Bekken
(Philadelphia)
"Kropotkin and Bookchin: Distinctions and Similarities," Peter Goldman

Life, Freedom & Ethics: Kropotkin Now! — Day 4 — Monday Sessions 1 & 2 

Morning session:
Dmitrov Museum Presentation
Historic Film of Kropotkin’s Funeral (YouTube)
Interview with Alexandra Kropotkin (Peter Kropotkin’s daughter)

Afternoon session:
"Disease, Degeneration, Health and the Bio-political Dimension of Kropotkin’s Anarchist Thought," Richard Morgan (London)

(Français) Life, Freedom & Ethics: Kropotkin Now! — Sunday Session 1B: Codello, Varengo, & Miorali

- "L’anarchisme positif de Kropotkine dans son actualité," Francesco Codello (Treviso)

- "P. Kropotkine et “Freedom. A journal of anarchist socialism”," Selva Varengo (Milan)
- "Des groupes d’entraide mutuelle à la participation communautaire," Bruno Miorali (Montova)

Life, Freedom & Ethics: Kropotkin Now! — Sunday Session 2B: Javier Sethness

- "Pëtr Kropotkin, Anarcho-Communist “Intelligent Hero”: An Historical Analysis," Javier Sethness (Los Angeles)

Life, Freedom & Ethics: Kropotkin Now! — Sunday Session 2B: Chris Coquard

- "L’Éthique # 2 de Kropotkine: L’essence de la moralité (English & French), " Chris Coquard (Quebec City)

Life, Freedom & Ethics: Kropotkin Now! — Saturday Session 2B: Joseph Aloi

 - "Mutual Aid in a Time of Disaster: Kropotkin and Climate Adaptation, " Joseph Aloi (Charleston)

Life, Freedom & Ethics: Kropotkin Now! — Saturday Session 2B: Brandon Benallie

- "Mutual Aid is Reality, " Brandon Benallie (Dinétah, Navajo Nation)