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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

Friday, April 27, 2018 -
1:15pm to 3:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Daniel Lee, Assistant Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley
Field: Political Theory

Daniel Lee is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley and specializes in political theory, the history of political thought, and jurisprudence.

Friday, May 4, 2018 -
1:15pm to 3:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Brandon Terry, Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies and Social Studies, Harvard University
Field: Political Theory

Brandon M. Terry is Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies and Social Studies at Harvard University. He earned a PhD with university distinction in Political Science and African American Studies from Yale University, where he was also a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellow and a recipient of the Sterling Prize, in 2012.

Friday, May 11, 2018 -
1:15pm to 3:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Paula Casal and Andrew Williams, ICREA Research Professors, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Field: Political Theory

Paula Casal is an ICREA Professor at the Law Department of Universitat Pompeu Fabra. She was previously a Lecturer and a Reader in Moral and Political Philosophy at Reading University (2004-8), and a Lecturer at Keele University (1996-2004).

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.

Jennifer Pitts
Friday, May 25, 2018 -
1:15pm to 3:00pm
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Speaker: Jennifer Pitts, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago
Field: Political Theory

Jennifer Pitts is Associate Professor of Political Science.