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 Society. Join the Political Theory Workshop mailing list. Convenor for 17-18: Brian Coyne
Laura Gillespie is completing her PhD in philosophy at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her current research focuses on the philosophical treatment of our responses to perceived violations of moral, legal, and social norms--particularly blame, punishment, forgiveness, guilt, and shame.
Debra Satz, the Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society, is the senior associate dean for the humanities and arts. Satz, a philosophy professor, directs the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society. She earned a bachelor’s degree from City College of New York and a doctorate in philosophy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Emily Clough studies comparative politics and the political economy of development. Her research interests are in the politics of global philanthropy, state capacity and government performance, civil society, NGOs and democratic accountability, the politics of education, and bureaucratic behavior and corruption.
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.
Jackie Basu is a Ph.D. Candidate with an interest in political theory and American politics.