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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, November 15, 2019 - 1:15pm to 3:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Hun Chung, Associate Professor at the School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University
Field: Political Theory

Hun Chung is an Associate Professor (tenure-track) at the School of Political Science and Economics at Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan.

He received his first PhD in Philosophy at Cornell University in 2012.

He received his second PhD in Political Science at the University of Rochester in December, 2017.

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 1:15pm to 3:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Chad Lee-Stronach, Interdisciplinary Ethics Fellow, Stanford University
Field: Political Theory

Chad Lee-Stronach is an Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellow at the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, at Stanford University (in partnership with Apple University), working on algorithmic fairness and bias in automated systems.

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 1:15pm to 3:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Yuna Blajer de la Garza, Ethics in Society Fellow, Stanford University
Field: Political Theory

Yuna studies sociopolitical cleavages, inequalities and the "side effects" of democratization — with special attention to belonging, citizenship and the discursive justifications of structures of domination.

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 1:15pm to 3:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Todd Karhu, Ethics in Society Fellow, Stanford University
Field: Political Theory

Todd received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the London School of Economics. Before LSE, he completed an M.Phil. in political theory at Oxford University. His doctoral dissertation focuses on theoretical and practical issues in the ethics of killing, and a few other normative matters involving death.

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 1:15pm to 3:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Abby Jaques, Interdisciplinary Ethics Fellow, Stanford University
Field: Political Theory

Abby completed her Ph.D. in philosophy at MIT, then remained there as a postdoctoral associate in philosophy and the Ethics of AI Project Lead for the MIT Quest for Intelligence. Her research is in moral and political philosophy and the philosophy of action, with a current emphasis on questions about our relationship to technology.

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