Fat Tails: Imposing and Redistributing Risk: Call for Discussants and Participants

Climate Ethics And Climate Economics: Fat Tails – Imposing and Redistributing Risks
Workshop at the London School of Economics
Convened by Kai Spiekermann and Jonathan Aldred, supported by the ESRC

14-15 September 2016

Accompanied by public lectures given by Prof Pindyck and Prof Gardiner on the evening of the 13th and 15th of September
The third of six ESRC-funded workshops on Climate Ethics and Climate Economics

We are now looking for participants. Priority will be given to participants willing to act as discussants.

Confirmed Speakers
Professor Stephen Gardiner, University of Washington
Professor Robert S. Pindyck, MIT
Dr Simon Beard, Cambridge
Professor Simon Dietz, LSE
Eike Düvel, Graz
Dr Jonathan Herington, Kansas State University
Professor James Lenman, Sheffield
Kian Mintz-Woo, Graz
Dr Matthew Rendall, Nottingham
Vera Van Gool, Reading


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50-60 Max Weber Post-doctoral Positions Available, EUI, Florence, Italy

Applications are now open for the 2017/18 entry to the Max Weber Programme at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy. Amongst the largest, most prestigious and successful post doctoral programmes in the historical and social sciences, and located in one of the most beautiful settings, with truly outstanding research facilities, we offer from 50-60 fully funded 1 and 2 year post doctoral fellowships to applicants from anywhere in the world in the fields of economics, history, law and social and political sciences. All areas and types of research within these fields are considered, including all forms of legal, social, economic, historical  and political thought  – both past and present. Last year 98% of Fellows found an academic position on completing the Fellowship. To find out more about the programme and how to apply, go to:


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Chair in Social and Political Theory EUI

Chair in Social and Political Theory (SPS10)

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Las Torres de Lucca. International Journal of Political Philosophy, nº 8

We are pleased to announce we have just published Number 8 of the Journal of Political Philosophy Las Torres de Lucca (http://www.lastorresdelucca.org ), a free-access electronic bilingual magazine. (ISSN 2255-3827). You can susbcribe the Journal here (http://www.lastorresdelucca.org/index.php?journal=ojs&page=user&op=register ).
From now on, we welcome submissions for our next issue of 2016.

La interrelacción entre democracia y responsabilidad. La crisis griega como caso paradigmático para la UE (http://www.lastorresdelucca.org/index.php/ojs/article/view/89 )
Wolf-Jürgen Cramm


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Post Doctoral Opening

The chair of International Political Theory, Prof. Darrel Moellendorf, Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders” at Goethe-University Frankfurt is offering a position as Research Associate (PhD) to begin in September 2016:
Eine Stelle als wissenschaftliche/-r Mitarbeiter/in
(E 13 TV-G-U, 100 %)
The appointment is limited until 31 October 2017.
Applicants should have a PhD in political philosophy or political theory and research interests in international political theory and/or climate change and justice. A thorough knowledge of English and significant international experience is expected. The language ability to work well in a German speaking environment is desirable.


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2nd CFP: Workshop on Exploitation & Coercion

The Center for Ethics & Policy at Carnegie Mellon University invites paper abstracts for an inaugural Workshop on Ethics & Policy to be hosted November 4-5, 2016 at the CMU campus in Pittsburgh, PA. We are pleased to welcome Richard Arneson as our keynote speaker.

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the publication of Alan Wertheimer’s seminal work Exploitation, the theme for our inaugural workshop is “Exploitation and Coercion”. Submissions are welcome on any topic germane to the works of Dr. Wertheimer, with preference given to papers related to the relevance of exploitation and/or coercion to current issues in applied ethics and policy.


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