Stanford University

Political Theory Workshop

2008-2009 


Conveners: Joshua Cohen and Rob Reich

Held on Fridays, 1:15 - 3:00

Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Encina Hall, 616 Serra St., Room 008

 

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FALL QUARTER

October 10, 2008

Robert Taylor
(Political Science, University of California, Davis)
Title: Children as Projects and Persons: A Liberal Antimony

October 17, 2008

No meeting: Ethics in Society Education Conference 

October 24, 2008

No meeting.
 

October 29-31, 2008

No meeting: Tanner Lecture on Human Values

Michael Tomasello (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology)  

Lecture 1: Ontogenic Origins of Human Altruism, October 29, 5:30pm-7:00pm, Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center.
     Discussion 1: October 30, 10:00am-12:00pm, Landau Economics Bldg, SIEPR A

Lecture 2: Phylogenetic Origins of Human Collaboration, October 30, 5:30pm-7:00pm, Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center.
     Discussion 2: October 31, 2008, 10:00am - 12:00pm, Landau Economics Bldg, SIEPR A
 

November 7, 2008

No political theory workshop meeting.  Linda Randall Meier Research Workshop in Global Justice meets with Terry Karl (Latin American Studies and Political Science, Stanford University)


November 14, 2008

Laura Rosenbury
(Law, Washington University in St. Louis; visiting Stanford)
Title: Children as Subjects.

November 28, 2008

No political theory workshop meeting.  Linda Randall Meier Research Workshop in Global Justice meets with David Victor (Program on Energy and Sustainable Development and School of Law, Stanford University)

December 5, 2008

Aaron James
(Philosophy, University of California, Irvine)
Title: A Theory of Fairness in Trade

Co-sponsored with the Linda Randall Meier Research Workshop in Global Justice

December 12, 2008

Adam Samaha
(Visiting Professor of Law, Stanford Law School; University of Chicago Law School)
Title: Randomization in Adjudication

 

WINTER QUARTER

January 9, 2009 

Andrew March
(Political Science, Yale University)
Title: Islam and Liberalism as Justificatory Projects
Co-sponsored with the Linda Randall Meier Research Workshop in Global Justice

January 16, 2009

Stephen Macedo
(Politics Dept. and Director, Center for Human Values, Princeton University)
 Title: The Immigration Dilemma: the Demise of Social Justice?
Co-sponsored with the Linda Randall Meier Research Workshop in Global Justice
 

January 30, 2009

Samuel Freeman
(Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania) 
 Title: The Institutional Bases of Distributive Justice
 Co-sponsored with the Linda Randall Meier Research Workshop in Global Justice
 

February 13, 2009

Melissa Lane
(History, Cambridge University) 
 Title: Motivation and the Moral Division of Labor 
 

February 25-27, 2009

Wesson Lectures on Problems of Democracy
Adam Przeworski
(Politics, New York University) 
Title: Self-Government in Our Times
 
Lecture I
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Building 370, Room 370

Lecture II
Thursday, February 26, 2009
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Building 370, Room 370

Discussion (with Professor James Fearon, Stanford University Political Science Dept.)
Friday, February 27, 2009
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Landau Economics Bldg, SIEPR A


 

SPRING QUARTER

April 3, 2009

Brooke Ackerly
(Political Science, Vanderbilt University)
Title: Justifying Universal Human Rights
 Co-sponsored with the Linda Randall Meier Research Workshop in Global Justice
 

April 15-17, 1009

The Tanner Lectures
Future of Religion and the Religion of the Future
Roberto Mangabeira Unger (Harvard Law School)

Lecture I: The Future of Religion (tentative title)
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Location TBA

Discussion I:
Thursday, April 16, 2009
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location TBA

Lecture II: The Religion of the Future (tentative title)
Thursday, April 16, 2009
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Location TBA

Discussion I:
Friday, April 17, 2009
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location TBA

 

May 1, 2009

Anna Stilz
(Politics, Princeton University)
Title: Why Do States Have Territorial Rights?  
 

May 15, 2009

Rebecca Saxe
(Cognitive Neuroscience, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Title: Doing Experiments in Ethics
 

May 22, 2009

Jennifer Pitts
(Political Science, University of Chicago) 
Title: Empire and International Law
Co-sponsored with the Linda Randall Meier Research Workshop in Global Justice

May 29, 2009

Corey Robin
(Political Science, Brooklyn College and Graduate Center of the City University of New York)
Title: TBA