CFP: Princeton Graduate Political Theory Conference

Princeton University, 5-6 April 2013 | CFP Deadline, 11 January 2013

The Graduate Conference in Political Theory at Princeton University will be held from April 5-6, 2013. The Committee for the Graduate Conference in Political Theory at Princeton University welcomes papers addressing any topic in political theory, political philosophy, or the history of political thought. Papers should be submitted via the conference website by January 11, 2013. Approximately six papers will be selected.

The conference offers graduate students from across institutions a unique opportunity to present and critique new work. Each session, led by a discussant from Princeton, focuses exclusively on one paper and features an extensive question and answer period with Princeton faculty and graduate students. Papers are pre-circulated among conference participants.

This year, the Committee proudly announces that Professor Jill Frank, University of South Carolina, will deliver the keynote address.

Submission Information:

  • Due date: January 11, 2013
  • How to submit: Submissions must be uploaded in PDF format to the conference website:
  • Length: Papers should be approximately 7500 words. Papers exceeding 9000 words will not be considered.
  • Format: Papers should be formatted for blind review by removing any identifying information from the document.

Papers will be refereed on a blind basis by political theory graduate students in the Department of Politics at Princeton. Acceptance notices will be sent in February. The authors of accepted papers will be expected to attend the duration of the two-day conference and participate in each session.

Assistance for invited participants’ transportation, lodging and meal expenses is available from the Committee, which acknowledges the generous support of University Center for Human Values, the Department of Politics, and the Graduate School atPrinceton University.

Questions and comments can be directed to: polthry [at]

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