Academic Convenors: Robin Douglass (KCL) & Aletta Norval (Essex)
Thursday 5th Jan 2017
14.15Session 1: Teresa M. Bejan (Oxford) ‘Mere civility?’
16.15Session 2: Alex Leveringhaus (Oxford)’Automation and the ethics of killing in war’
17.45Reception sponsored by Contemporary Political Thought
20.30 APT Lecture: David Armitage (Harvard) ‘Civil War: an intellectual genealogy’
Friday 6th Jan 2017
09.30 Session 3: Melissa Schwartzberg (NYU) ‘Juries and democratic legitimacy’
11.30 Cambridge University Press Graduate Essay Prize Winner: Jakob Huber (LSE) ‘Kant and pragmatism about political ideals’
14.15Roundtable on Dance and Politics Manchester University Press 2016 by Dana Mills (NYU/Bard College) Discussants Sarah Lucas (Exeter), Sam Chambers (Johns Hopkins)
16.15 Professional development session ‘Getting published at the interstices of the disciplines’: a conversation about interdisciplinarity, political theory, and area studies. Richard Bellamy (EUI; Editor: CRISPP), Leigh Jenco (LSE), Manjeet Ramgotra (SOAS), Matthew Walton (Oxford) .
17.30Annual General Meeting of the Britain and Ireland Association for Political Thought – all welcome; followed by AGM of the PSA Political Thought Group at 6.00 p.m.
20.30After-dinner Lecture sponsored by CRISPP: Jacob T. Levy (McGill) ‘Justice in Babylon’
Saturday 7th Jan 2017
09.30 Session 5: Sharon Krause (Brown) ‘Respect for nature and the politics of ecological emancipation’
11.30 Session 6: Richard Bellamy (EUI and UCL) ‘The Paradox of the Democratic Prince: Machiavelli and the Neo-Machiavellians on Ideal Theory, Realism, and Democratic Leadership’