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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 17-18: Brian Coyne

Jacob Levy
Friday, February 9, 2018 -
1:15pm to 3:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Jacob Levy, Professor of Political Science, McGill University
Field: Political Theory

Jacob T. Levy is Tomlinson Professor of Political Theory, Professor of Political Science, and associated faculty in the Department of Philosophy at McGill University. He is the coordinator of McGill’s Research Group on Constitutional Studies and Montreal’s Groupe de Recherche Interuniversitaire en Philosophie Politique, and the founding director of McGill’s Yan P.

Kevin Mintz
Friday, February 16, 2018 -
1:15pm to 3:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Kevin Mintz, PhD Candidate in Political Science, Stanford University
Field: Political Theory

Kevin Todd Mintz is a Ph.D. Candidate specializing in Political Theory and American Politics. His current research involves determining the appropriate role of the state and civil society in promoting healthy, intimate relationships as well as applying theories of social justice to special education and other policy areas related to the empowerment of people with disabilities.

Teresa Bejan
Friday, April 27, 2018 -
1:15pm to 3:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Teresa Bejan, Associate Professor of Political Theory, University of Oxford
Field: Political Theory

Before coming to Oxford, Dr Bejan taught at the University of Toronto and as a Mellon Research Fellow in the Society of Fellows at Columbia University.  She received her Ph.D. with distinction from Yale University in 2013.  She is the recipient of the American Political Science Association's 2015 Leo Strauss Award for the best doctoral dissertation in political philosophy.

Jackie Basu
Friday, May 11, 2018 -
1:15pm to 3:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Jackie Basu, PhD Candidate in Political Science, Stanford University
Field: Political Theory

Jackie Basu is a Ph.D. Candidate with an interest in political theory and American politics.

Luc Bovens
Friday, May 18, 2018 -
1:15pm to 3:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Luc Bovens, Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, London School of Economics
Field: Political Theory

Luc did his undergraduate and MA studies in Social Sciences and graduated with a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Minnesota in 1990.

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