CFP: XIX Pavia Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy

Submission deadline: April 26, 2021

Conference date(s):
September 17, 2021 - September 18, 2021

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Conference Venue:

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

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On the 17th and 18th of September 2021, 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 19th 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). 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, Andrea Sangiovanni, Mario De Caro, Cécile Laborde, Luigi Caranti, Margaret Moore, Cécile Fabre, Victor Tadros and Emanuela Ceva. This year’s keynote speakers are:

Alessandra Tanesini (Cardiff University)

Gianfranco Pellegrino (LUISS Rome)

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 26th April 2021. 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 the deadline for registration for anyone who wishes to attend the conference without presenting a paper is 30th June 2021.

We hope to be able to host this conference as an in-person event. However, given the ongoing global pandemic, we will evaluate the situation again closer to the date of the conference. If circumstances require it, we might consider online alternatives.


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.

All correspondence (including paper submissions and additional inquiries) should be addressed to the conference email address: [email protected]

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