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Political Theory Workshop

The Political Theory Workshop offers faculty and other scholars an opportunity to present "in progress" or recently completed work to a diverse audience from political science, philosophy, law, and other social sciences and humanities. Workshop papers come from all areas of political theory, including normative and positive theory, legal theory, and the history of political thought. Papers are circulated ten days before the seminar. Participants are expected to read the paper before the workshop. Each session begins with comments and questions on the paper by a discussant, a brief response from the author, followed by a general discussion. All members of the university community are welcome to attend the workshop. This workshop is co-sponsored by the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in SocietyJoin the Political Theory Workshop mailing list. Convenor for 18-19: Brian Coyne

Friday, January 25, 2019 -
1:15pm to 3:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Sean Ingham, Assistant Professor of Political Science, UC San Diego
Field: Political Theory

Sean Ingham studies political theory with an emphasis on questions at the intersection of democratic theory and formal political theory. His​ work has been published in the Journal of Theoretical Politics, Political Studies, and Politics, Philosophy & Economics.

Friday, February 1, 2019 -
1:15pm to 3:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: John Roemer, Elizabeth S. and A. Varick Stout Professor of Political Science and Economics, Yale University
Field: Political Theory

John Roemer is the Elizabeth S. and A. Varick Professor of Political Science and Economics. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, and has been a Fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation and the Russell Sage Foundation. His research concerns political economy, and distributive justice. He is currently teaching Political Competition and a Workshop in Political Economy.

Friday, February 8, 2019 -
1:15pm to 3:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Claudio Lopez-Guerra, Professor of Political Science, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas
Field: Political Theory

Claudio López-Guerra is a political theorist at the Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE). He received a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University in New York in 2008 (advisors: Brian Barry, Jon Elster, David Johnston, and Thomas Pogge). His work focuses on the ethical analysis of practical problems in public life.

Friday, February 15, 2019 -
1:15pm to 3:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Sahar Akhtar, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Virginia
Field: Political Theory

I’m an Assistant Professor of philosophy at the University of Virginia, where I teach courses in political philosophy, bioethics, and ethics and economics. My main research interests are in political philosophy, especially on the topics of migration, membership, and identity.

Friday, February 22, 2019 -
1:15pm to 3:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Desmond Jagmohan, Assistant Professor of Politics, Princeton University
Field: Political Theory

Desmond Jagmohan is an assistant professor in the Politics department at Princeton University. He researches and teaches history of political theory, working primarily at the intersection of American political thought and race. He also has interests in property, slavery, and historical methods. At the moment he is completing his first book titled Ethics of the Oppressed: Booker T.

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