Category Archives: Seminars

Launching of the Globalizing Minority Rights project (2016-2020)

Welcome to the launching seminar of the Globalizing Minority Rights research project (2016-2020) at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø.

For more information on the project, visit our website:

Globalizing Minority Rights (GMR): Cosmopolitanism, Global Institutions, and Cultural Justice

Funded by the Norwegian Research Council (2016-2020)

Monday 7th November 2016, 13.00-17.00

SVHUM B1005, University of Tromsø

13.00-13.30    Opening addresses

Marie-Theres Federhofer, Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education

Kjersti Fjørtoft, Head of the Department of Philosophy

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Call for Presenters: Edinburgh Legal Theory Seminar Series 2016/17

Following the success of last year’s call for presenters, the Edinburgh Legal Theory Research Group (LTRG) has decided to open a new call for presenters for our 2016/17 seminar series and we have allocated a number of slots in for this purpose. We aim to attract quality scholarship which may not yet be well-known to the members of the group. We particularly welcome submissions relating legal philosophy with other areas of philosophy (e.g. ethics & metaethics, political philosophy, philosophy of language, metaphysics, epistemology) and papers engaging with legal theory in a practical context (e.g. legal interpretation/construction or legal reasoning & argumentation). Papers focusing primarily on historical, biographical or exegetical matters are not encouraged. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, disabled scholars, and members of other under-represented groups. read more...

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Seminar Transnational Solidarity: Setting the Boundaries

Friday, 1 April 2016
Center for Transnational Legal Studies, 37-39 High Holborn – London WC1V 6AA

Organized by Center for Transnational Legal Studies and REScEU Project

10.00 – 10.15: Introduction. Francesco Costamagna, University of Turin/CTLS

10.15 – 10.45: Europe’s Solidarity Compass in a Demoi-cratic Perspective. Kalypso Nicolaïdis, University of Oxford
10.45 – 11.15: Debate

11.15 – 11.45: The Contested Spatial Politics of Trasnational Solidarity. Maurizio Ferrera, University of Milan
11.45 – 12.15: Debate

12.15 – 13.30: Lunch break

13.30 – 14.00: The Idea of Transnational Solidarity. Andrea Sangiovanni, King’s College
14.00 – 14.30: Debate

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Workshop Announcement: June 20, 2014 – Spectating and Acting: A Tension at the Heart of Democratic Politics

Workshop at the University of Edinburgh
June 20, 2014
Main Library Building, Room 1.11

Spectating and Acting
A Tension at the Heart of Democratic Politics

The detailed programme, including the abstracts of the presentations, can be found here:


  • Prof Carol C. Gould, City University of New York
  • Prof Jeffrey Green, University of Pennsylvania
  • Dr Mihaela Mihai, University of York
  • Dr Andrew Schaap, University of Exeter


  • Prof Matthew Festenstein, University of York
  • Dr Philip Cook, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Rowan Cruft, University of Stirling
  • Prof Neil Walker, University of Edinburgh

Time and Place

The workshop takes place on June 20, 2014, in meeting room 1.11 of the University of Edinburgh’s main library building. It will run from 9:00 to 17:00. Directions to the venue can be found here:


Participation is free of charge, but the number of places is limited. Therefore, it is essential you register here: read more...

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Summer Course: Human Rights, International law, and Cosmopolitanism (HIC), Oslo, 16-20 June 2014

In this intensive summer Ph.D. course at the University of Oslo an international team of experts explores the philosophical foundation of human rights and the legitimacy of the institutions that establish them in practice. Topics include the nature of human rights, the legitimacy of international courts and political institutions, intervention and the limits of sovereignty, cosmopolitanism, and the prospects for democracy in an international order.

The course is co-organized by the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas (UiO), MultiRights: The Legitimacy of Multi-Level Human Rights Judiciary, PluriCourts: Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order (UiO), and the Norwegian Kant Society. read more...

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Call for Papers: Free Speech, Public Deliberation, and Global Affairs, University of Tromsø, 17-19 June, 2014

The Pluralism, Democracy, and Justice Research Group

invites you to the conference

Free Speech, Public Deliberation, and Global Affairs

17–19 June 2014

University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway

Keynote speakers:

Andreas Føllesdal (University of Oslo)

Carol C. Gould (City University of New York)

David Held (Durham University)

Andrew March (Yale University)

Christian F. Rostbøll (University of Copenhagen)


Submission deadline: 15 March 2014

The aim of the conference is to provide a robust forum for exploring contemporary problems of democratic deliberation and freedom of speech on a local and global level. Special emphasis will be placed on the interplay between democratic legitimacy and freedom of speech. read more...

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