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)


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CFP: The Ethics of Immigration in a Non-Ideal World

Call for Papers: “The Ethics of Immigration in a Non-Ideal World”, Moral Philosophy & Politics 2016/2

Moral Philosophy & Politics invites contributions to a special issue that focuses on how the ethics of immigration should address non-ideal conditions, including background injustice, non-compliance by individual states and persons, as well as constraints on the political feasibility of ideally just immigration policies. The focus is on both normative questions that occur only due to non-ideal circumstances and on the impact non-ideal reasoning can have on ideal theory within the ethics of immigration.


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CFP: CUP Political Theory Essay Prize

CFP: Cambridge University Press Graduate Student’s Prize.

The 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 2016, to be held in Oxford (January 7-9, 2016). The academic convenors for the conference (Leigh Jenco, LSE and Phil Parvin, Loughborough) 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.


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CFP: Workshop on “Dangerous Speech”


Workshop on “Dangerous Speech

Part of the 2015 MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory

September 1-3 in Manchester, England

We seek papers on any topic relating to the broad theme of dangerous speech – speech that incites, provokes, or otherwise instigates others’ moral wrongdoing. We especially welcome papers that examine the normative status of speech that is traditionally conceived as protected by the right to free expression, but that nevertheless provokes others to act wrongly. Please email an abstract, between 300 – 500 words, to Jeffrey Howard ( by 7 June 2015 if you would like to be considered.


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Conference on “Territory, Land and Justice”, 25-26 June 2015, Humboldt University Berlin

“Who has the right to control, occupy and use territory, land and natural resources?”

We are happy to announce that registrations are open for the conference on “Territory, Land and Justice” which will take place at the Humboldt University Berlin on 25th & 26th June 2015. The conference aims at bringing together different political philosophy perspectives on conflicts over land and territory. We invite scholars from various disciplinary backgrounds interested in questions related to issues of land and territorial justice to participate.

Confirmed speakers include:

Oliviero Angeli (Technical University Dresden), Frank Dietrich (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf), Cara Nine (University College Cork), Mathias Risse (Harvard University) and Lea Ypi (London School of Economics).


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CFP: Braga Colloquium in the History of Moral and Political Philosophy “Representation, the People, and Political Leadership”



“Representation, the People, and Political Leadership”

University of Minho

Braga – Portugal

14-15 January 2016

Keynote speaker
Nadia Urbinati (Columbia University)

Call for papers

The Political Theory Group of the University of Minho is delighted to announce the inaugural event of the Braga Colloquium in the History of Moral and Political Philosophy: an international annual conference to be held every year in January at the University of Minho in Braga, Portugal. The purpose of this new conference series is to promote the study of the tradition of political and moral philosophy and its legacy in shaping our institutions, culture and beliefs. In this important respect, the conference series will focus on how this tradition can contribute to tackling the challenges our societies are facing today. Every year the conference will focus on a specific theme, which will be chosen by taking in consideration the current political situation in Europe (and beyond).


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