Berkeley Political Theory Workshop

The Berkeley Political Theory Workshop offers faculty members, graduate students, and other scholars an opportunity to present work in progress. We meet bi-weekly to discuss a pre-circulated paper. If you would like to attend, please contact Kristin Zuhone (kristin_zuhone@berkeley.edu), Sam Stevens (sfstevens@berkeley.edu), or Desmond Jagmohan (jagmohan@berkeley.edu) in advance of the meeting to receive a copy of the paper.

Fall 2019 Schedule

September 23, 2019: “Addiction Becomes Normal in the Late Twentieth Century,” Jaeyoon Park | 2:30-4:00pm, 202 Barrows Hall

October 9, 2019: “Neoliberalism, Ordoliberalism, and the Future of the European Union,” Thomas Biebricher | 12:00-1:30pm, 3335 Dwinelle Hall

October 14, 2019: “The Birth of Identity Biopolitics: How Surveillance Capitalism Abets Anti-Liberal Populism,” Brian Judge | 2:30-4:00pm, 202 Barrows Hall

October 21, 2019: “Uncle Toms and As-a-Jews: The Distinctive Political Status of Dissident Minorities,” David Schraub | 2:30-4:00pm, 202 Barrows Hall

November 4, 2019: “The All Affected Interests Principle, the Non-Identity Problem, and the Political Inclusion of Future Persons,” Kristin Zuhone | 2:30-4:00pm, 202 Barrows Hall

November 18, 2019: “The Last Conservative: The Life of Milton Friedman,” Jennifer Burns | 2:30-4:00pm, 202 Barrows Hall

December 2, 2019: “Absolving God’s Laws: Thomas Hobbes’s Scriptural Strategy,” Alison McQueen | 2:30-4:00pm, 202 Barrows Hall

Spring 2020 Schedule

January 27, 2020: “Constitutional Democracy and the Corporation: Their Common Origins, Subsequent Conflicts, and the Struggle to Reconcile Them,” David Ciepley | 2:30-4:00pm, 749 Barrows Hall

February 10, 2020: “Plato, Politics, and Mathematics,” Sam Stevens | 2:30-4:00pm, 749 Barrows Hall

February 24, 2020: “Why Is a Deliberative System a System? On Why and How Ontology Matters for Deliberative Systems Theorists,” Samuel Chan | 2:30-4:00pm, 749 Barrows Hall

March 5, 2020: “Gandhi and the Hazards of Action,” Karuna Mantena | 5:00-7:00pm, 370 Dwinelle Hall

March 16, 2020: “The Politics of Unity,” Leif Wenar | 2:30-4:00pm, 749 Barrows Hall (CANCELLED)

March 30, 2020: “Democratic Innovations as a Response to Democratic Crisis: Concepts and Institutions,” Simone Chambers | 2:30-4:00pm, 749 Barrows Hall (CANCELLED)

April 13, 2020: “Political Representation in Classical Athens,” Daniela Cammack | 2:30-4:00pm, 749 Barrows Hall (CANCELLED)

April 27, 2020: (Title TBA), Thomas Lee | 2:30-4:00pm, 749 Barrows Hall (CANCELLED)

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