Author Archives: Andrei Poama

About Andrei Poama

Assistant Professor Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs Institute of Public Administration Leiden University

CfA: Hannah Arendt: Forty Years Later, Paris, SciencesPo/CEVIPOF Conference, December 2015

Hannah Arendt: Forty Years Later 

Paris, December 3-4, 2015, SciencesPo/Cevipof Conference

Friday the 4th of December 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of Hannah Arendt’s untimely death in her apartment in New York City. For this occasion the Doctoral School of SciencesPo and the CEVIPOF organize the event « Hannah Arendt: Forty Years Later », which will take place in Paris on Thursday the 3rd and Friday the 4th of December. In collaboration with several partners, the evening of Thursday the 3rd of December will gather perspectives from the three countries in which Arendt lived – Germany, France and the USA – on the pertinence of Arendt’s thought to confront the world at present. On Friday the 4th of December, a journée d’étude will bring together recent developments in Arendt scholarship and connect these to some of the most pressing political issues of our own time. Contributions on diverse themes and from a variety of academic perspectives pertaining to Arendt’s oeuvre are welcomed. This journée d’étude aims, with the help of Arendt’s insights, to confront contemporary issues like: read more...

Posted in Notices | Leave a comment

Final CfA: Disobey! Understanding the Politics and Ethics of Disobedience (3 graduate grants available)

Disobey! Understanding the Politics and Ethics of Disobedience
Sciences Po & IPSA RC 31 Conference
Paris, September 27-29, 2015
Key-note Speakers: Kimberley Brownlee (University of Warwick),
Frédéric Gros (Sciences Po)

Organizing & Selection Committee:

Astrid von Busekist (Sciences Po), Fréderic Gros (Sciences Po), John Medearis (University of California Riverside), Andrei Poama (Sciences Po), Maurits de Jongh (Sciences Po)

IPSA’s Research Committee on Political Philosophy (RC31) and Sciences Po, Paris are pleased to announce that a jointly organized conference on disobedience will be taking place at Sciences Po, Paris. The purpose of this conference is to explore the content and to assess the force of contemporary injunctions to disobey. In doing so, we want to step back from those dominant views that concentrate primarily on the question of civil disobedience, and see if there are other less visible forms of disobedience that demand closer theoretical scrutiny. Our conceptual bet is that disobedience does not have to be civil in order for it to matter politically and ethically. We intend to ask what is the meaning of disobedience, reflect on how disobedience gives rise to particular social movements and ideals, analyze the extent to which the morality of disobedient acts is practice-dependent, and think about whether there are categorically distinct types of disobedience. read more...

Posted in Notices | Leave a comment

Third Graduate Political Theory Conference, 11-12 June, SciencesPo, Paris

Keynote Speaker: Seyla Benhabib

Thursday, June 11, 98 rue de l’Université

9:15 Welcoming of the participants

9:45 Welcome Speech: Frédéric Mion, Director of Sciences Po 

10:00    #1  Democratic Engagement Moderator: Emilien Fargues

Outside Democracy: Rethinking Solitude as a Political Concept Guy Paltiel  (University of Cambridge)

Democracy, Character and Trust James Hodgson (University of York)

11:30 Coffee Break

12:00 #2 Domination and Justice Moderator: Tom Theuns

Exploitation and Justice: a Defense of the Distributive Paradigm Daniel Iley-Williamson (Oxford University)

Rescuing Impartiality from Constructivism Pierre-Etienne Vandamme (Université catholique de Louvain) read more...

Posted in Notices | Leave a comment

2nd CFA: Disobey! Understanding the Politics and Ethics of Disobedience (3 graduate grants available)

Disobey! Understanding the Politics and Ethics of Disobedience
Sciences Po & IPSA RC 31 Conference
Paris, September 27-29, 2015
Key-note Speakers: Kimberley Brownlee (University of Warwick), Frédéric Gros (Sciences Po)

Organizing & Selection Committee: Astrid von Busekist (Sciences Po), Fréderic Gros (Sciences Po), John Medearis (University of California Riverside)
Andrei Poama (Sciences Po), Maurits de Jongh (Sciences Po)

IPSA’s Research Committee on Political Philosophy (RC31) and Sciences Po, Paris are pleased to announce that a jointly organized conference on disobedience will be taking place at Sciences Po, Paris. The purpose of this conference is to explore the content and to assess the force of contemporary injunctions to disobey. In doing so, we want to step back from those dominant views that concentrate primarily on the question of civil disobedience, and see if there are other less visible forms of disobedience that demand closer theoretical scrutiny. Our conceptual bet is that disobedience does not have to be civil in order for it to matter politically and ethically. We intend to ask what is the meaning of disobedience, reflect on how disobedience gives rise to particular social movements and ideals, analyze the extent to which the morality of disobedient acts is practice-dependent, and think about whether there are categorically distinct types of disobedience. read more...

Posted in Notices | Leave a comment

CFA: Disobey! Understanding the Politics and Ethics of Disobedience

Disobey! Understanding the Politics and Ethics of Disobedience

Sciences Po & IPSA RC 31 Conference

Paris, September 27-29, 2015

Key-note Speakers: Kimberley Brownlee (University of Warwick), Frédéric Gros (Sciences Po)

Organizing & Selection Committee: Astrid von Busekist (Sciences Po), Fréderic Gros (Sciences Po), John Medearis (University of California Riverside), Andrei Poama (Sciences Po), Maurits de Jongh (Sciences Po)

IPSA’s Research Committee on Political Philosophy (RC31) and Sciences Po, Paris are pleased to announce that a jointly organized conference on disobedience will be taking place at Sciences Po, Paris. The purpose of this conference is to explore the content and to assess the force of contemporary injunctions to disobey. In doing so, we want to step back from those dominant views that concentrate primarily on the question of civil disobedience, and see if there are other less visible forms of disobedience that demand closer theoretical scrutiny. Our conceptual bet is that disobedience does not have to be civil in order for it to matter politically and ethically. We intend to ask what is the meaning of disobedience, reflect on how disobedience gives rise to particular social movements and ideals, analyze the extent to which the morality of disobedient acts is practice-dependent, and think about whether there are categorically distinct types of disobedience. read more...

Posted in Notices | Leave a comment

2nd CFA: Sciences Po 3rd Graduate Political Theory Conference

Keynote Speaker: Seyla Benhabib

We are happy to announce that the Third Sciences Po Graduate Political Theory Conference is going to take place at Sciences Po, Paris, 11-12 June, 2015.
We welcome contributions from young political theorists across the board and intend to accommodate various approaches to political theory (analytical, historical, normative and critical). We also aim at geographic diversity, in that we shall try to foster a substantial academic dialogue between young political theorists from Europe and their peers across the world.
Seyla Benhabib (Yale University) will deliver the keynote address. The work of Seyla Benhabib covers a broad range of topics regarding feminist theory, democratic theory and critical theory. Benhabib wrote extensively on issues related to human rights, identity politics, culture and cosmopolitanism and the writings of Hannah Arendt and Jürgen Habermas. Contributions that touch upon any of these subject-matters are encouraged, but we welcome proposals on other topics as well.
Only graduate students who have not defended their PhD are eligible. Each two hours-long session of the conference will concentrate on two to three papers and will be chaired by a Sciences Po graduate student. Presentations will be followed by a Q&A session open to the public.
Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will also be provided for the duration of the conference. Unfortunately, Sciences Po will not be able to provide funds for housing and transportation.
Submission Information read more...

Posted in Notices | Leave a comment