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Beginning in 1995, the Departments of Philosophy at Saint Louis University and at the University of Frankfurt have jointly conducted biannual conferences on topics related to globalization.
The first conference marked the 200th anniversary of the publication of Kant's essay on "Perpetual Peace". Speakers included Jurgen Habermas, David Held, Martha Nussbaum, and others. Since then conference themes have included: "Politics and Globalization", "The International Court", "The European Union as a Transnational Institution", "Democracy and Global Justice", and "Freedom and Security in the Age of Globalization". Speakers have included Jurgen Habermas, David Held, Martha Nussbaum, Otfried Hoffe, Joshua Cohen, Charles Sabel, Christian Tomuschat, Allen Buchanan, Rainer Forst, James Bohman, Matthias Lutz Bachmann, Daniel Deudney and others.
The conferences will continue with close cooperation with Center for Excellence on "Emergence of Normative Orders" at the University of Frankfurt.