Respectful Behavior Policy

This policy has been lightly adapted from the guidelines for Virtual AHA, and the Archival Kismet Conference Respectful Behavior Policy

By participating in Rethinking War, you agree that you have read and will follow these rules and guidelines.

Code of Professional Conduct

We are committed to creating and maintaining a harassment-free environment for all participants, regardless of their actual or perceived sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, race, ethnicity, nationality, ability, socioeconomic status, veteran status, age, or religion. All members and participants, including speakers, participants, and guests, are expected to engage in consensual and respectful behavior and to preserve standards of professionalism at all times.

The conference organizer(s) and session facilitators reserve the right to mute or remove any participant who violates these guidelines. Access to the conference website and panels may also be revoked as a consequence of inappropriate behavior that violates this code of conduct.

Live Tweeting

To facilitate virtual conversations arising from online programming, we encourage attendees to live tweet using #RethinkingWar. Participants are encouraged to share their Twitter handles.

Speakers presenting material that they do not wish to be live tweeted should make a request to the audience at the beginning of their presentations (this will also be noted in the schedule sent to participants and registrants). Participants are expected to honor such requests.

The chat function will also be used throughout each panel so that participants and fellow panelists can discuss and comment on the papers and themes being presented. These chat files will be saved and sent to panelists after the conference. All those participating in the chat will be held to the same standards as those engaging in verbal participation. The conference organizer(s) and session facilitators reserve the right to remove any participant who violates this respectful behavior policy in the chat.


We are committed to making web-based content accessible. Rethinking War will have automated live captioning provided through Zoom live captioning. If there are specific names, terms, geographic spaces, territories, or other words that may not be recorded accurately by live captioning, you are encouraged to include a list of terms during your presentation, or contact the conference organizer(s) for assistance.

Speakers should briefly describe any images used in their presentations.

Sessions may be recorded for archival purposes. If you wish your presentations not to be recorded, please make a note when registering, or alert conference organizer(s).