Political Philosophy Colloquium

Charles Beitz, Director

The Program in Political Philosophy presents a colloquium for graduate students and faculty in which scholars from Princeton and elsewhere lead seminars on a broad range of topics of interest to the University’s political philosophy community. The University Center for Human Values and the Department of Politics co-sponsor the colloquium.

Richard Tuck (Harvard University): "How Hobbesian was Rousseau? How Rousseauian was Hobbes?"

Thu, Oct 25, 2018, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

ABSTRACT: “How Hobbesian was Rousseau?  How Rousseauian was Hobbes?” considers the often surprising similarities between the two theorists.

Location: Corwin 127

Political Philosophy Colloquium: Jonathan Quong (University of Southern California)

Thu, Nov 15, 2018, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

I am an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Law at the University of Southern California. I was previously a lecturer and then senior lecturer at the University of Manchester (2003-13), and I received a D.Phil from Nuffield College, Oxford (2004). I've also held visiting positions at the Australian National University, Princeton University,...

Location: Corwin 127

Political Philosophy Colloquium: Laura Valentini (London School of Economics)

Thu, Feb 21, 2019, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Laura Valentini holds a first degree (“laurea”) in Political Science from Pavia University (Italy), and an MA and a PhD in Political Philosophy from University College London. She was a Junior Research Fellow at The Queen’s College (Oxford University), and a postdoc at the Center for Human Values (Princeton University).

Location: Corwin 127

Political Philosophy Colloquium: Rainer Forst (Goethe Universität)

Thu, Mar 7, 2019, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Rainer Forst studied philosophy, political science and American studies in Frankfurt/Main, New York and at Harvard University. After his involvement in the Leibniz research group on legal theory with J. Habermas in Frankfurt, Forst received his PhD with a study on theories of political and social justice: “Kontexte der Gerechtigkeit.

Location: Corwin 127