Brave New World 25th Annual Postgrad Conference

July 7, 2021 - July 8, 2021

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University of Southampton
University of Bergen


University of Manchester
University of British Columbia

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This year’s Brave New World is the twenty-fifth annual postgraduate conference organised by the Manchester Centre for Political Theory (MANCEPT). The conference will take place on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th July 2021, held online using Zoom

We are pleased to announce that this year’s keynote speakers will be:

  • Jesse Tomalty (University of Bergen)
  • Ben Saunders (University of Southampton)

The Brave New World conference series is a leading international forum dedicated to the discussion of postgraduate research in political theory. This year will be the conference’s 25th anniversary. Participants will have the chance to meet and talk about their work with eminent academics, including members of the faculty from the University of Manchester, as well as the guest speakers who will deliver plenary addresses.

The conference's guest speakers in previous years have included: David Archard, Richard Arneson, Alice Baderin, Carla Bagnoli, Brian Barry, Simon Caney, G.A. Cohen, Roger Crisp, Cecile Fabre, Jerry Gaus, Bob Goodin, Peter Jones, Chandran Kukathas, Cécile Laborde, Annabelle Lever, Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen, Jeff McMahan, Matt Matravers, Emily McTernan, Susan Mendus, David Miller, Onora O’Neill, Serena Olsaretti, Michael Otsuka, Bhikhu Parekh, Carole Pateman, Carmen Pavel, Anne Phillips, Joseph Raz, Andrea Sangiovanni, Samuel Scheffler, David Schmidtz, Quentin Skinner, Hillel Steiner, Adam Swift, Philippe Van Parijs, Leif Wenar, Andrew Williams, Stuart White, and Jonathan Wolff.

Submission guidelines:

The deadline for submissions is May 7th, 2021. If you would like to present a paper, please send an abstract of approximately 400-500 words in PDF format and prepared for blind review to [email protected]. Please also state your name and institutional affiliation in the email. Papers focusing on any area of political theory or political philosophy are welcome.

Notices of acceptance will be sent by June 7th, 2021 at the latest.

There will be no registration fee for the conference given that it is being held online. In addition to accepted participants, we will be able to accept a limited number of registrations for participation only. If you would like to register to attend without presenting a paper then please get in touch by June 28th, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact Matthew Perry and Karolina Jedrzejczak at [email protected].

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June 28, 2021, 5:00am BST

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