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Category Archives: Grad Conferences
Keynote Speaker: Achille Mbembe
The 6th Graduate Conference in Political Theory, hosted by Sciences Po Paris’ Doctoral School and CEVIPOF will take place on the 30th and 31st of May 2018. These two days of discussion are open to young political theorists coming from diverse intellectual and cultural horizons. For this year’s edition, we will have the pleasure of welcoming Achille Mbembe, whose closing presentation will mark the end of our event.
Born in Cameroon, Achille Mbembe is a philosopher inspired by thinkers such as Frantz Fanon and Michel Foucault. His work focuses on postcolonialism, race, war, the state of exception and, more recently, relations of enmity. We owe him the concept of necropolitics, an inflection of Foucault’s biopolitics.
The Center for Ethics in Society will host an inaugural Junior Scholars Workshop at Stanford University on June 7-9, 2018. The workshop will feature the work of early career scholars in political philosophy, political theory, and moral philosophy, and is open to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and untenured junior faculty. This workshop seeks to highlight the work of emerging scholars, and to advance the Center’s mission of bringing ethical reflection to bear on pressing social problems.
For our inaugural workshop we are especially interested in scholarship in what might be called “interdisciplinary ethics.” Normative scholarship focused on issues like immigration, climate change, global poverty, and the governance of new technologies can benefit from engagement with the social sciences, law, and life sciences. We especially encourage submissions that bring relevant empirically-oriented scholarship to bear on normative questions and analysis. Yet we welcome submissions from political philosophers, political theorists, and moral philosophers that address any normative issue, whatever the methodological approach or topic. Papers will be evaluated by multiple readers and on the basis of quality alone.
The Political Science department at Duke University will host its annual Graduate Conference in Political Theory on February 8-9, 2018. We will consider proposals from graduate students in any related discipline, and on any topic in the fields of political theory, political philosophy, or the history of political thought. We particularly welcome submissions which will engage a diverse audience.
In addition to building community among graduate students at different universities, this conference offers graduate students a rare opportunity to receive feedback on their work from eminent scholars in the field — each selected student paper will have its own faculty discussant drawn from the local political theory community at Duke and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. We are also pleased to announce that John McCormick of the University of Chicago will join us as the keynote speaker for the conference.
The Britain and Ireland Association for Political Thought invites graduate students registered for a doctoral degree at any university in the UK or the Republic of Ireland, engaged in research in any area of the fields of political thought and theory, to submit a paper which will form the basis for presentation at the Political Thought Conference 2018, to be held in Oxford January 4-6 2018). The academic convenors for the conference (Iseult Honohan and Humeira Iqtidar) will select one paper to be included in the conference programme. The winning candidate will be given free conference registration, accommodation, meals and travel expenses.
There is currently a marked gender inequality among the members of the international courts. Why is there this skewed representation, what – if anything – is problematic with it – and what might be done to correct it?
The workshop is an activity of two major research centres that study international courts, based in Oslo and Copenhagen, and will take place in Oslo, Norway, March 23-24 2017 .
Further information is at
Call for Papers: Princeton University Graduate Conference in Political Theory
The Princeton University Graduate Conference in Political Theory will be held from April 21-22, 2017.
The Conference offers graduate students a unique opportunity to present and receive feedback on works in progress. Each session focuses exclusively on one paper. After receiving feedback from a Princeton graduate student discussant, each author engages in an extensive question and answer period with Princeton faculty, students, and guests.
We are delighted to announce that Professor Corey Robin of Brooklyn College/CUNY will deliver the 2017 keynote address.