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Cambridge University Press Graduate Essay Prize

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. read more...

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Call for Papers: Gender on the International Bench, Oslo March 23-24

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.pdf

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CFP: 2017 Princeton Graduate Conference in Political Theory

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. read more...

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CFP: 10th Annual Harvard Graduate Conference in Political Theory

Harvard grad conference 2016

The Department of Government (FAS) at Harvard University will host its 10th annual conference for graduate students in political theory and political philosophy on October 21–22, 2016. Papers on any theme or topic within political theory — from the history of political thought to contemporary normative theory — will be considered. Between six and eight papers will be accepted.

Submissions are due via email in PDF form by August 1, 2016. Papers will be refereed by current Harvard graduate students, and acceptance notices will be sent by early September. Please limit each submission to 7,500 words (about 20 double-spaced pages). Essays longer than 10,000 words will not be considered. Each submission should include two PDF files: one with the paper formatted for blind review (free of personal and institutional information), and the other including a cover page with the title of the paper, an abstract (250 words max.), and your name, email address, and institutional affiliation.  read more...

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Call for Papers: “The Crisis of Collectivity” (Northwestern graduate student conference)

The Crisis of Collectivity: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives in Political Theory

Northwestern University Graduate Student Conference in Political Theory
November 4th, 2016 at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Jason Frank (Cornell University)
Submissions Deadline May 15th, 2016

Collectivities appear to be in crisis in late modern capitalist democracies and everyday political life. Indeed, concepts familiar to political theory that evoke aspects of collectivity—including democracy, action, solidarity, plurality, identity, and the people—have come under increasing strain in approaching contemporary political developments. Can collectivities remain meaningful for political thought and practice? read more...

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CFP: Oxford Graduate Political Theory Conference- Feminism and (Political) Progress

Feminism and (Political) Progress

Fifth Oxford Graduate Political Theory Conference

University of Oxford   |   May 13 & 14 2015

Keynote speaker: Lorna Finlayson (University of Essex)

The development of Western feminist thought is typically framed in terms of ‘waves’, implying progression within the movement. At the moment, because of a resurgence in feminist politics and activism some are arguing that a new wave of feminism is emerging. Yet, this so-called ‘Fourth Wave’ has been difficult to define. Proponents of Fourth Wave Feminism argue that this framing is necessitated by radical disagreements over what the aims of feminism, as a movement, should be. It is clear that a new intellectual configuration is emerging insofar as ‘Fourth Wave Feminism’ can be seen as an umbrella for the responses to both Second and Third Wave problematics – both in activism and the academy. read more...

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