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2023 Conference

5-7 January 2023
Conference Convenors: Elizabeth Frazer (Oxford), Gary Browning (Oxford) Conference Academic Convenors: Udit Bhatia (York), Maxime Lepoutre (Reading), and Ashwini Vasanthakumar (Queen’s). Conference Administrator: Maria Dede (University of Loughborough)
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Thursday 5th Jan 2023

Provisional Timetable


11.00 a.m. Coffee and Registration 

 11:30am – 1:00pm: Concurrent sessions 

1. Political Liberalism and the Containment of Illiberal Views in Society – Alasia Nuti (York) and Gabriele Badano (York)  

Book manuscript workshop with Lea Ypi (LSE), Areti Theofilopoulou (Czech Academy of Sciences), David Stevens (Nottingham). 

2. ‘Neo-Republican Freedom’ 

Claire Landis (Oxford), Yi Yang (McGill), and Bruno Leipold (New Institute, Hamburg)   

 3. Being Cosmopolitan – Luke Ulas (Sheffield) 

Book manuscript workshop with Chris Armstrong (Southampton), Lior Erez (Oxford), and Rufaida al-Hashmi (Oxford) 

 Executive Committee meeting 

1:00pm – 2:00pm: Lunch 

2:00pm – 3:30pm:  Duncan Bell, Eugenic Cosmopolitics: Interwar Transhumanism and World Order 

Respondent: Kimberly Hutchings (QMUL) 

Generously sponsored by The European Journal of Political Theory (SAGE) 

3:30pm – 3:50pm: Tea 

3:50pm-5:20pm: Concurrent sessions 

 1. ‘Citizenship, Ideology, and Fiction: Judith Shklar beyond the Liberalism of Fear 

Rebecca Buxton (Cambridge), Shal Marriott (McGill), and Edward Hall (Sheffield) 

Generously sponsored by Journal of Political Ideology (Taylor Francis) 

 2. Exclusion and Democracy (OUP 2023) – Patti Lenard (Ottawa) 

Author-meets-critics with Avner de-Shalit (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Devyani Prabhat (Bristol), and Hallvard Sandven (Oslo) 

 3. ‘The Early Modern State: Debates and Legacies’ 

Signy Gutnick Allen (UZH), Sophie Smith (Oxford), Jeff Dymond (UZH), and James Harris (St Andrews) 

 4. ‘Confronting the Anthropocene’ 

Pablo Zambrano (Oxford), Malte Froslee Ibsen (Copenhagen), Carl Pierer (Cambridge), and Nanna Saeten (Cambridge) 

 5:30pm – 7:00pm: Concurrent Sessions 

 1. ‘Organizational Strategy, the State, and Moral Development in Democratic Society’ 

Peter Giraudo (Princeton), Gaby Nair (Princeton), Max Ridge (Princeton) 

 2. ‘Resisting Colonialism: contemporary approaches’ 

Shuk Ying Chan (UCL), Chong-Ming Lim (NTU), Desiree Lim (Penn State), Temi Ogunye (Oxford) 

 3. ‘The EU as Agent of Justice and Democracy’ Chair Andrei Poama 

Lukas Schmidt (EUI), Andrei Poama (Leiden) and Tom Theuns (Leiden), Juri Viehoff (Manchester) 

4. Set Fire to Reason: the ethics of free speech – Jeff Howard (UCL) 

Book manuscript workshop with Rae Langton (Cambridge), Suzanne Whitten (QUB), and Tom Parr (Warwick) 

 7:00pm-8:30pm Dinner 

 8:30pm – 10:00pm: Lea Ypi (LSE), Dignity and historical injustice: an Albanian family history 

Respondent: Jeanne Morefield (Oxford)  

Generously sponsored by Res Publica (Springer) 


Friday 6th Jan 2023

9:00am – 10:30am Lisa Herzog (Groningen) – Citizen Knowledge. Markets, Experts, and the Infrastructure of Democracy 

Respondent: Alfred Moore (York) 

10:30am – 11:00am: Coffee 

 11:00am – 12:30am: Concurrent Sessions 

 1. ‘Incorporating the Marginalized in Political Theory’ 

Yann Allard-Tremblay (McGill), Paul Apostolidis (LSE); Lois McNay (Oxford); Humeira Iqtidar (KCL) 

Generously sponsored by Contemporary Political Thought (Springer) 

 2. Sharing Territories: Overlapping Self-Determination and Resource Rights (OUP 2022)- Cara Nine (Nevada) 

Author-meets-critics with David Miller (Oxford), Kim Angell (UiT), and Alexa Zellentin (UCD)

3. ‘Radical Republicanism: Plebeian Institutions and Methods’ 

Camila Vergara (Cambridge), Nicolai von Eggers (Aarhus), and Vincent Harting (LSE) 

 12:30pm – 1:15pm: Lunch 

 1:15pm – 1:45pm: Annual General Meeting 

 1:45pm – 3:15pm Suzanne Whitten (QUB), ‘Vice-Signalling Speech’ 

Respondent: Jeff Howard (UCL) 

3:15pm – 3:30pm: Tea 

3:30pm-5:00pm Concurrent Sessions 

 1. ‘Circulation and ‘Modernization’ of Political Concepts in China: Slavery, Self-Government, and the Political Sphere’ 

Stefan Christ (FAU), Julia Schneider (UCC), Federico Brusadelli (Naples) 

 2. ‘Contemporary Democratic Innovations’ 

Peter Stone (TCD), Thijs Keulen (Edinburgh), and Chiara Valsangiacomo (UZH) 

 3. ‘Philosophical Foundations of Socialism’ 

Gabriel Wollner (Bayreuth), Mirjam Mueller (Humboldt), Shelley Cain (Goethe University Frankfurt), Callum MacRae (CUNY) 

 4. In the Shadow of Minority Rights – Sagnik Dutta (Jindal) 

Book manuscript workshop with Lisa Herzog (Groningen), and Patti Lenard (Ottawa). 

 5:00pm – 6:30pm Jan Kandiyali (Durham), What Makes Communism Possible? The Self-Realisation Interpretation’ 

Respondent: Bruno Leipold (New Institute, Hamburg)  

 6:30pm – 7:15pm: Reception  

Generously sponsored by Contemporary Political Theory (Springer Nature) 

 7:15pm – 9:00pm: Dinner 


Saturday 7th Jan 2023


9:00am – 10:30am: Catherine Lu (McGill) – Solidarity, Alienation, and Justice,’ 

Respondent: Dan Butt (Oxford) 

Generously sponsored by CRISPP (Taylor & Francis) 

10:30am – 10:45am: Coffee 

10:45am – 12:30pm: Concurrent sessions 

1. ‘Tracy B. Strong’s, Politics without Vision, Ten years On’ 

David Owen (Southampton), Kimberly Hutchings (QMUL), Jonathan Havercroft (Southampton) 

 2. ‘The Political Foucault Reconsidered’ Chair Ross Caroll Exeter 

Mostyn Taylor Crockett (Warwick), Luke Ilot (Cambridge), Jimena Vasquez (Essex) 

 3. ‘Resisting Colonialism: historical approaches’ 

Eniola Soyemi (Oxford), Vikram Visana (Leicester), and Paul Gorby (St Andrews) 

 4. Climate Displacement – Jamie Draper (Oxford) 

Book manuscript workshop with Sarah Fine (Cambridge), Megan Blomfield (Sheffield), and Matthew Gibney (Oxford) 

End of Conference 

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