Schedule

University of Chicago Political Theory Workshop

Autumn 2017

Workshops are held on Mondays, 12:00-1:20pm, in Pick 506, unless otherwise noted

September 25: Introductory session over pizza.

This will be a chance for members of the political theory community to come back together and meet new arrivals, and to discuss the schedule for the year, including the curated theme of the Spring Quarter.

October 2: “Nationalism, Sentimentality, and Judgment”
(Chapter Four of Ideology and Judgment in Dark Times: Reflections on Syria).                  Co-hosted with the Comparative Politics Workshop.                                                         Lisa Wedeen, University of Chicago

October 9: “Ayatollah Khomeini: From Islamic Government to Sovereign State”       Rasoul Namazi, University of Chicago / Leo Strauss Center

October 16: “Republican Liberty and the English Revolution”                                           Co-hosted with the Neubauer Collegium.
Quentin Skinner, Queen Mary University of London                                                        *Please note: this session will be held at the Neubauer Collegium, which will provide lunch for participants.

October 23: “Envy and Inequality in Spinoza’s Political Treatise”                                       Co-hosted with the Neubauer Collegium and Practical Philosophy Workshop               Susan James, Birkbeck College, University of London                                                   *Please note: this session will be held at the Neubauer Collegium, which will provide lunch for participants.

October 30: TBD
Sally Haslanger, MIT

November 6: “Difference without Domination”                                                         Danielle Allen, Harvard University

November 13: “Political Representation and the Constituted Subject”                             Aylon Cohen, University of Chicago

November 20: “Self-Government, Sovereignty and the Problem of Peoplehood in Colonial India”                                                                                                                         Nazmul Sultan, University of Chicago

November 27: “Race and the State in Arendt and Foucault”                                         Dawn Herrera Helphand, University of Chicago