Spring 2016

Unless otherwise noted, the Political Theory Workshop meets Wednesdays from 4:15-6:00 p.m. at Rosenkranz Hall, 115 Prospect Street, Room 202. [map]


January 27, 2016  
Karuna Mantena, Yale University: “Means, Ends, and the Dilemmas of Action" 


February 3, 2016 
Meirav Jones, New York University/Yale University: "Jewish Sovereignty: A Westphalian Problem?"


February 10, 2016 
Samuel DeCanio, Yale University: "Democracy, the Market, and the Logic of Social Choice"


February 17, 2016   
Joshua Cohen, Apple University/UC Berkeley: "Reflections on Labor Standards"


March 2, 2016  
Michael Gillespie, Duke University: TBA


March 9, 2016  
Melissa Schwartzberg, New York University: "Civil Juries and Democratic Legitimacy"


March 30 - April 1, 2016 -- Whitney Humanities Center
Tanner Lectures on Human Values - Judith Butler: "Interpreting Non-Violence"

  • Wed, 5 PM: "Why Preserve the Life of the Other?"
  • Thurs, 5 PM: "Legal Violence: An Ethical and Political Critique"
  • Fri, 10:30 AM: Roundtable Discussion


April 6, 2016  
Aaron Garrett, Boston University: "What is Political Knowledge? Hobbes, Spinoza, and Others"


April 13, 2016  
Victoria Kahn, UC Berkeley:  “Political Theology, the Jewish Question, and the Work of Metaphor”


April 20, 2016 
Jill Frank, Cornell University: "A Life Without Poetry: Rereading Republic 2-5."


April 27, 2016  
Bolek Kabala, Yale University: "Hobbes, The New Secular Clerisy, and Spinoza's Concern"


Previous workshops (Fall 2015, Spring 2015, Fall 2014, Spring 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2013, Fall 2012)