Princeton Graduate Conference in Political Theory, April 6-7, 2012
Friday, April 6, 2012
9:30-10:30: What's Wrong With Using Stereotypes? Erin Beeghly (UC Berkeley). Discussant: Tom Dannenbaum. Chair: Professor Stephen Macedo (Princeton).
10:45-11:45: Scepticism about the Authority and Legitimacy of Immigration Law. Caleb Yong (Oxford). Discussant: Brookes Brown (Princeton). Chair: Professor Anna Stilz (Princeton).
1:00-2:30: Keynote: Extinction and Democracy: Species Conservation and the Limits of Politics. Professor Elisabeth H. Ellis (Texas A&M).
2:45-3:45: Marxism, Humanism and History in the Political Thought of Hannah Arendt. Waseem Yaqoob (Cambridge). Discussant: Chris Ro (Princeton). Chair: Professor George Kateb (Princeton).
4:00-5:00: The Tragic Art of Crowd Pleasing. Tae-Yeoun Keum (Harvard). Discussant: Ted Lechterman (Princeton). Chair: Sara Cotterill (Princeton).
Saturday, April 7, 2012
10:00-11:00: Containing the Aristoi: John Adams's Anti-Aristocratic Theory of Balanced Government. Luke Mayville (Yale). Discussant: Ben Ewing (Princeton). Chair: Michael Lamb (Princeton).
11:15-12:15: Kant's Dynamic Theory of Justice. Jacob Weinrib (Toronto). Discussant: Sarah Goff (Princeton). Chair: Professor Charles Beitz (Princeton).
1:15-2:15: What We Owe to the Hypocrites: Moral Contractualism and the Speaker-Relativity of Justification. Johann Frick (Harvard). Discussant: Trevor Latimer (Princeton). Chair: Professor Philip Pettit (Princeton).
2:30-3:30: Jean Améry's Resentments: A Principled Disruption of Politics. Grace Hunt (The New School). Discussant: Emilee Chapman (Princeton). Chair: Matthew McCoy (Princeton).
Princeton Graduate Conference in Political Theory, April 8-9, 2011
Generously supported by the Department of Politics, the Graduate School, and the University Center for Human Values.
Friday, April 8
- 9:00-9:30 Breakfast
- 9:30-10:30 “Property, Unity, and the Threat of the Private: Wealth and Corruption in Plato’s Politics” by Jacob Eisler, Harvard University. Discussant: Julie Rose. Chair: Melissa Lane.
- 10:45-11:45 “Inclusive Institutions and Relational Equality” by Govind Persad, Stanford University. Discussant: Trevor Latimer. Chair: Genevieve Rousseliere.
- 11:45-1:00 Lunch
- 1:00-2:30 Keynote “After Power,” Patchen Markell, University of Chicago. Chair: Alex Levitov
- 2:45-3:45 “Political Theory in the Modern World” by Hugo El Kholi, Sciences Po. Discussant: Brookes Brown. Chair: Alan Patten.
- 4:00-5:00 “Localism and Loneliness: How Tocqueville’s Treatment of Townships Suggests Remedies to American Loneliness” by Rachel Blum Spencer, Georgetown University. Discussant: Matt McCoy. Chair: Jan-Werner Mueller.
Saturday, April 9
- 9:30-10:00 Breakfast
- 10:00-11:00 “Prophetic Witness in the Liberal Public Sphere” by Benjamin R. Hertzberg, Duke University. Discussant: Michael Lamb. Chair: Christopher Ro.
- 11:15-12:15 “The Kantian Idea of Human Rights” by Ariel Zylberman, University of Toronto. Discussant: Sarah Goff. Chair: Charles Beitz.
- 12:15-1:15 Lunch
- 1:15-2:15 “The Mark of Sovereignty: Carl Schmitt’s Finanzpolitik” by Adam Lebovitz, Harvard University. Discussant: Teresa Davis. Chair: Julie Rose.
- 2:30-3:30 “Who Bears Responsibility for Post-Colonial Poverty?” by Maeve McKeown, University College London. Discussant: Jess Flanigan. Chair: Brookes Brown.
Princeton Graduate Conference in Political Theory, April 9-10, 2010
Friday, April 9
- 9 am: Light breakfast and coffee available
- 9.30-10.30: Dana Howard (Brown), “What’s Wrong with Theories of Justice Demanding More Than We Can Will?”
- 10.45-11.45: Charles Olney (UCSC), “Justice and Legitimacy: Rawls and Schmitt on the Fact/Value Distinction”
- 12-1.30 pm: Tanner Lecture on Human Values, Professor Bruce Ackerman (Yale Law School), “The Coming Crisis of Constitutional Legitimacy” (lunch provided)
- 2.30-3.30: Iñigo González (University of Barcelona, visiting student at NYU), “Knowledge and Property in Workplace Democracy”
- 3.45-4.45: Cara O’Connor (SUNY at Stony Brook), “Arendt, Jaspers, and the Politicized Physicists”
- 5-6.30: Reception
- 7: Conference dinner
Saturday, April 10
- 9.30 am: Light breakfast and coffee available
- 10-11: Chiara Cordelli (UCL and British Fellow, J. Kluge Center, Library of Congress, Washington DC), “How Privatization Threatens the Private”
- 11.15-12.15 pm: Christopher Nathan (University of Toronto), “Intuiting Equality”
- 12.15-1: Lunch
- 1-2.30: Keynote lecture, Professor Sharon Krause (Brown), “The Body in Action: Material Agency and Democratic Politics”
- 2.45-3.45: Tim Smartt (University of Sydney), “Onora O’Neill and John Rawls on Kantian Constructivism”
- 4-5: Will Selinger (Harvard), “Religion as a Social Contract in the Political Theory of Thomas Hobbes”