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2024 Conference - Jesus College, Cambridge (January 4th-6th)

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Thursday 4th Jan 2024

Provisional schedule:


9-11:30 Registration during which 10am: Exec meeting


11:30-1pm:  Welcome and Plenary 1 sponsored by CRISP: Chiara Cordelli (Chicago)


1-2pm: Lunch




  • Author meets Critics: Andrea Sangiovanni 

  • The problem of power in political theory: Elizabeth Frazer (Oxford), Albena Azmanova (Kent) , Steven Klein (KCL)

  • Critical approaches to republicanism: Camila Vergara (Cambridge), Igor Shoikhedbrod (St. Francis Xavier University), Tatiana Llaguno (University of Groningen)

  • Political Imaginaries of Climate change: Sofia Hatzisavvidou (Bath), Amanda Machin (University of Agder), Carl Death (Manchester),  Marthe Elden Wilhelmsen (University of Agder)


3:30-4pm: Tea




  • First book manuscript: Katie Ebner Landy (Harvard)

  • The political theory of Labour Unions: Lillian Cicerchia (University of Amsterdam), Udit Bhatia (York), Carl Pierer (Cambridge

  • Public Opinion in Modern Political Thought: Elena Yi-Jia Zeng (Cambridge), Arthur Ghins (KCL), Richard Whatmore (St Andrews)

  • Consent Exclusion and Obligation on the ethics of International law: Carmen Pavel (KCL), Sean Molloy (Essex), Evangelia Sembou (Independent)


5:30-8pm: Dinner and Bar


8-9:15pm: Plenary 2 sponsored by Res Publica: Anne Phillips (LSE)


9:30 onwards: Bar


Friday 5th Jan 2024


Provisional schedule:


9-10:15am: plenary 3 sponsored by the European Journal of Political Theory: Peter Niesen (Hamburg)


10:15-10:45am: tea




  • Machiavelli, Hume, and Montesquieu on Power: Piao Mao (Southampton) , Robert Spadidakis (McGill), Yuchen Sun (KCL)

  • Status and Harm: Bradley Hillier Smith (St Andrews),  Ana Maria Szilagyi (SciencePo),  Loubna El Amine (Northwestern University)

  • Realism and Non-Ideal Theory: Adam Coleman (Cambridge), Jordan Walters (McGill), Rebecca Clark (Oxford)
  • Revisiting Kant’s Race Theory and Moral Universalism – Decolonial and Feminist Perspectives: Jasmine Gani (St Andrews),  Maria Mejia (University of Illinois)


12:15-1pm: Lunch


1-1:45pm: AGM


1:45-3pm: Plenary 4 sponsored by Cambridge University Press: Jennifer Saul (Sheffield)


3-3:30pm: Tea




  • Author meets critics Vittorio Bufacchi (UCC)

  • Constituent Power: New Debates‘ – Guest Panel by the German Association for Political Theory and History of Ideas: Anna Meine (Siegen), Markus Patberg (Hamburg), Martin Nonhoff (Bremen)

  • Vicious Passions: Domination and Ambition in the 18th Century: Signy Gutnick Allen (Zurich), Robin Douglass (KCL), Jason Canon (Cambridge)

  • Structural Domination and Emancipation: William Paris (University of Toronto), Dorothea Gädeke (Utrecht University), Vincent Harting (LSE) 

5-5:15pm Comfort Break

5:15-6:30pm: Plenary 5 sponsored by Imprint Academic History of Political Thought: Women in IPT team

6:30-7:30pm: Drinks reception

7pm: Dinner 

9pm onwards: Bar

Saturday 6th Jan 2024


Provisional schedule:



  • Slavery, Abolition, and Emancipation in Modern Political Thought: Ross Caroll (Dublin City University, )Elad Carmel (University of Jyväskylä), Nicolai von Eggers Mariega (University of Copenhagen), Ariane Viktoria Fichtl (St. Andrews)

  • Relationality, Respect, and Their Unexpected Woe: Desiree Lim (Penn State), Marion Goman (Aarhus University), Jake Lehrle-Fry (Aarhus University)

  • Methods in Political Thought: Leonardo Menezes (Universidade do Minho), Simon Pistor (Universität St.Gallen), Ane Engelstad (Leeds)

  • Political ethics of Migration: Jamie Draper (Utrecht University), Rufaida Al Hashmi (Reading), Gloria Zuccarelli (University of Eastern Piedmont)


10:30-11am: Tea


11-12:15pm: Plenary 6 sponsored by Contemporary Political Theory: Bernando Zacka (MIT)

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