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Tenure-Track position in Philosophy – Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Communities and Cities
The Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment for a scholar whose research engages with and complements Concordia’s Canada Excellence Research Chair and as part of the University’s cluster hiring initiative in the area of “Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Communities and Cities”. The position is open to any philosopher whose research engages in issues related to this area.
Concordia University is reimagining how we dwell in and develop urban centres. The university has proven strength in the development of clean energy technologies, expertise in navigating the effects of climate change, and an established track record in creating transformative community outreach programs. In redefining metropolitan infrastructure, scholarship and civic engagement as we know it, researchers are paving the way for new and improved solutions in human mobility, energy efficiency, integrated design, natural resource conservation and more.
2018 Association for Political Theory Call for Papers
Proposal Deadline: Monday, February 5, 2018
The Association for Political Theory Annual Conference
Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges (Haverford and Bryn Mawr, PA)
October 18-20, 2018
Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Onur Ulas Ince (Singapore Management University) and
Ella Myers (University of Utah)
The Association for Political Theory (APT) invites proposals from faculty members, independent scholars, and ABD graduate students for its annual conference to be held October 18-20, 2018, at the campuses of Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges. We will consider papers on all topics in political theory, political philosophy and their cognate disciplines, from scholars working in any field at any institution. We also encourage faculty members to volunteer to serve as chairs and/or discussants.
CFP: Yaoundé Seminar ‘Future generations and global inequality’
Submission deadline: February 28, 2018
Conference date: August 20, 2018 – August 26, 2018
Conference Venue: Yaoundé Seminar, UCAC, Yaoundé (Cameroon)
The things we do now, more than in the past, affect how future people will live. We can improve their conditions by transferring knowledge, technology or things of beauty, or make the world a much less pleasant place for them to live in, for example by failing to stop climate change, resource depletion, environmental degradation to the point where human rights come under threat. This raises the question of intergenerational justice: what do we owe to future people? Do we have minimal duties to protect their human rights or more demanding duties to preserve what’s we’ve inherited from past generations? Do we have egalitarian duties towards future generations?
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.
Call for Papers Workshop “Hegemony in the International Order” June 11-12, 2018 University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome Co-Sponsored by the Transnational Theory Network (TLPT-Network), the Italian Society of Political Philosophy (SIFP) and the European Society of International Law (ESIL)
Post WWII international law and politics has promised a more just and free world. Liberal values of equality, human rights and freedom have shaped international relations, infusing also the ‘ethical turn’ of international law with the human rights revolution and the formalization of jus cogens peremptory norms. Regional orders like the EU have grown both in terms of centralized competences and in the possibility of allowing higher circulation of goods and people. The international political system as a whole has seen one of its greatest times of rights consolidation and economic fluxes which have certainly favored wide cultural contaminations.
Yet, more recent developments of international politics show some of the drawbacks of such epochal shift, raising demands of democratic governance, individual interests representation etc. Lack of political participation at the transnational level, the North-South and the East-West divides, migratory flows altogether signal a disconnection and a persistent friction between economic, legal and political sectors. What takes the appearance of a wide share of goods and benefits brought about by globalization turns into unequal forms of redistributory patterns, unmasking the reality of power-control and dominance of single actors, either in the form of a super-state or a multinational corporation.
Hegemonic entities seems therefore to have taken advantage of those spaces of economic and legal freedom that progressive liberalism has opened up and used them to the advantage of limited beneficiaries, exploiting the opportunities created therewith.
The workshop wants to investigate the contemporary significance of hegemony in the international realm. More specifically its aim is to assess whether and to what extent neo-Gramscian, neo-hegemonic or, alternatively, post-hegemonic forms of power help understanding law and politics in regional and global contexts.
Since hegemony requires support and complicity also by subordinated groups, how does this concept differ from the notion of imperialism and that of unilateralism? What forms of ideological solidarities as well as material and military alliances are necessary for hegemonic effectiveness?
Furthermore, are there hegemonic phases that have accompanied the so-called “human rights revolution” since the aftermath of WWII? In what ways, eventually, it is possible to trace a counter-history to the mantra of a global constitutional progression and peace?
Papers in philosophy, law or politics addressing any of the issues above or suggesting relevant insights into the topic. In order to allow time for adequate presentation and discussion only a limited number of people will be selected (approx.10).
CFP: 9th Braga Summer School in Political Philosophy & Public Policy
Which Property? Whose Capital? Property-Owning Democracy and the Socialist Alternative
Raul Magni-Berton (Sciences Po Grenoble)
When: 3-5 July 2018
Where: Auditorium of the Instituto de Letras e Ciências Humanas (ILCH), University of Minho
Organization: This event is co-organized by the Centre for Ethics, Politics and Society of the University of Minho and the Philosophy Department of the University of York.
Convenors: Roberto Merrill, Daniele Santoro, Alan Thomas