The NAKS Board of Trustees and Executive Committee has released a statement regarding the 14th International Kant Congress, which is currently planned for April 2024 in Kaliningrad, Russia.
The Board of Trustees and the Officers of the North American Kant Society condemn the Russian government’s unprovoked war of aggression against Ukraine, in clear violation of international law.
In light of this, we recommend that the Kant-Gesellschaft revoke its agreement to hold the 14th International Kant Congress in Kaliningrad, Russia, in 2024, and we encourage its leadership to secure a different venue for this important international celebration of Kant’s tercentennial. We are grateful to the organizers in Kaliningrad for their activities and remain open to supporting the International Kant Congress being held in Kaliningrad at some point in the future, but only under significantly different circumstances.
We would like to express our support for those of our colleagues in Ukraine and Russia who are committed to the pursuit of Kant scholarship just as we are, and we will propose concrete ways in which we can help these colleagues in the face of extremely difficult conditions.