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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. Faculty Convenor: Emilee Chapman

Friday, April 28, 2017 -
1:15pm to 3:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Mugambi Jouet, Thomas C. Grey Fellow at Stanford Law School
Field: Political Theory

Mugambi Jouet is a Thomas C. Grey Fellow at Stanford Law School. His numerous articles in academic journals and the media have especially analyzed the distinctive evolution of American law, government, and sociopolitical culture.

Jane Mansbridge
Friday, May 5, 2017 -
1:15pm to 3:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (Graham Stuart Lounge)
Speaker: Jane J. Mansbridge, Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values, Harvard Kennedy School
Field: Political Theory

Jane Mansbridge, Charles F. Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values, is the author of Beyond Adversary Democracy, an empirical and normative study of face-to-face democracy, and the award-winning Why We Lost the ERA, a study of anti-deliberative dynamics in social movements based on organizing for an Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Lily Lamboy
Friday, May 12, 2017 -
1:15pm to 3:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Lily Lamboy, Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science, Stanford University
Field: Political Theory

Lily Lamboy is a Ph.D. candidate with an interest in political theory and American politics.

Elizabeth Barnes
Friday, May 19, 2017 -
1:15pm to 3:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (Graham Stuart Lounge)
Speaker: Elizabeth Barnes, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Virginia
Field: Political Theory

Elizabeth Barnes works on metaphysics, social philosophy, and feminist philosophy - and is particularly interested in the areas where these subjects interact. She's currently writing a book on disability and thinking a lot about the metaphysics of social structures. She's also the editor of Philosophy Compass.

John P.  McCormick
Friday, May 26, 2017 -
1:15pm to 3:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (Graham Stuart Lounge)
Speaker: John McCormick, Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago
Field: Political Theory

John P. McCormick is Professor of Political Science.

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