2017 Conference

St Catherine’s College, Oxford January 5-7, 2017
Academic Convenors: Robin Douglass (KCL) & Aletta Norval (Essex)
Event timetable

Thursday 5th Jan 2017

13.30   Registration

14.15   Session  1: Teresa M. Bejan (Oxford) ‘Mere civility?’

15.45   Tea

16.15   Session 2: Alex Leveringhaus  (Oxford)’Automation and the ethics of killing in war’

17.45   Reception sponsored by Contemporary Political Thought

19.00   Dinner

20.30   APT Lecture: David Armitage (Harvard) ‘Civil War: an intellectual genealogy’

21.30   Bar

Friday 6th Jan 2017

09.30   Session 3: Melissa Schwartzberg (NYU) ‘Juries and democratic legitimacy’

11.00   Coffee

11.30   Cambridge University Press Graduate Essay Prize Winner: Jakob Huber (LSE) ‘Kant and pragmatism about political ideals’

13.00   Lunch

14.15   Roundtable on Dance and Politics Manchester University Press 2016 by Dana Mills (NYU/Bard College) Discussants Sarah Lucas (Exeter), Sam Chambers (Johns Hopkins)

15.45   Tea

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) .

17.30  Annual 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.

18.15   Bar

19.00   Dinner

20.30   After-dinner Lecture sponsored by CRISPP: Jacob T. Levy (McGill) ‘Justice in Babylon’

21.30   Bar

Saturday 7th Jan 2017

09.30 Session 5: Sharon Krause (Brown) ‘Respect for nature and the politics of ecological emancipation’

11.00 Coffee

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’

13.00 Conference ends

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