CFP: 15th Pavia Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy

Submission deadline: May 7, 2017

Conference date(s):
September 12, 2017 - September 13, 2017

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Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Pavia
Pavia, Italy

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15th Pavia Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy

12th and 13th September 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

On the 12th and 13th of September 2017, the Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Pavia (Italy), under the joint patronage of the Italian Society for Political Philosophy and the Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy, will host the 15th edition of the Pavia Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy. The conference is held within the framework of the PhD Program in Philosophy of the North-west Italy Philosophy Consortium (FINO) with the sponsorship of the Compagnia di San Paolo, Torino. This two-day conference is meant to offer graduate students an opportunity to present papers, get helpful feedback in a friendly atmosphere, and exchange ideas both with peers and with leading academics in the field of political philosophy. In addition to parallel sessions devoted to students’ presentations, there will also be two plenary sessions. Plenary speakers in past editions have been: Hillel Steiner, Anna Elisabetta Galeotti, Peter Jones, Gianfrancesco Zanetti, Jonathan Wolff, Michele Nicoletti, Philippe Van Parijs, Sebastiano Maffettone, Giovanni Giorgini, Andrew Williams, David Miller, Alessandro Ferrara, Valeria Ottonelli, Adam Swift, Gerald Gaus, Serena Olsaretti, Thomas M. Scanlon, Philip Pettit, Carla Bagnoli, Thomas Christiano, Furio Cerutti, Fabienne Peter, Antonella Besussi, and Andrea Sangiovanni.This year’s keynote speakers are:

Mario De Caro (Università degli Studi di Roma Tre & Tufts University)

Cécile Laborde (Nuffield College, Oxford)

Graduate students interested in giving papers should send their contributions (max 2500/3000 words – in English) accompanied by a short abstract (max 300 words – in English) and a curriculum vitae, by Monday 7th May 2017. Papers may focus on any area within political philosophy, and presentations should take no longer than twenty minutes to allow at least another twenty minutes of discussion. Papers must be prepared for blind review and files must be anonymized. Please note that Monday 7th May is also the deadline for registration for anyone who wishes to attend the conference without presenting a paper.

PAVIA GRADUATE CONFERENCE ANNIVERSARY AWARD

To celebrate our 15th anniversary, we will select the best two papers and award two grants (covering meals and accommodation) to their authors. The award-winning papers will be presented in a plenary session. The award is sponsored by the Compagnia di San Paolo, Torino within the framework of the Phd Program of the North-West Italy Philosophy Consortium, FINO.

 

CONTACT AND REGISTRATION

Conference registration is free of charge. Accommodation in university colleges is available to paper givers. Accommodation fees and details will be arranged individually. Details about meal arrangements and conference programme to follow.

For more information, please see the conference website: http://www-4.unipv.it/paviagc/

All correspondence (including paper submissions and additional inquiries) should be addressed to the conference email address: pavia.gradconference@gmail.com

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