2nd Amsterdam Graduate Conference in Political Theory

May 28, 2020 - May 29, 2020
The John Stuart Mill College, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

4th floor of the Main Building
De Boelelaan 1105
Amsterdam 1081 HV

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  • The Amsterdam Centre for Political Thought
  • The John Stuart Mill College

Keynote speakers:

London School of Economics


VU University Amsterdam
VU University Amsterdam
VU University Amsterdam
VU University Amsterdam

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The Second Annual Amsterdam Graduate Conference in Political Theory will be held on May 28–29, 2020 at the John Stuart Mill College of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. 

This conference offers PhD candidates the opportunity to present their research in a vibrant intellectual environment. Each session will give those presenting a chance to receive feedback from a dedicated discussant, after which each author will engage in an extensive question and answer period with the faculty and PhD students from the John Stuart Mill College of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the University of Amsterdam, as well as the keynote speakers, and other participants of the conference.

We are excited to announce that we will have two keynote speakers: 

  • The first day of the conference will feature a lecture by Dr. Laura Valentini.
  • Our second keynote speaker will be announced in the second call for abstracts.

We particularly welcome (without restricting ourselves to) submissions from interdisciplinary perspectives; for example, work that spans the disciplines of philosophy, politics, and economics.

Quite apart from offering the opportunity to reflect on political theorising, another explicit aim of the conference is to build a community and a network among those PhD candidates and postdocs interested in interdisciplinary research. The conference therefore aims to create an intellectually stimulating environment in which PhD candidates and postdocs can interact with their peers from around the world who share this interest.

Extended abstract submission deadline: February 24, 2020

Applicants will be notified of acceptance by March 24, 2020.

Format: Please format your extended abstract for blind review, excluding any personal and institutional information. Furthermore, we require a short cover letter that includes your institutional affiliation, contact information, and a brief bio outlining your research interests.

Length: Extended abstracts must be between 500 and 800 words, excluding footnotes and bibliography.

How to submit: Please email your abstracts to amsterdamptc2020@gmail.com.

Funding: Regrettably we are unable to provide any funding for travel or accommodation. 

Contact: Please contact amsterdamptc2020@gmail.com for further information.

Website: https://amsterdampoliticaltheory.weebly.com/.

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