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Political Philosophy

Seminar in Contemporary Political Thought
Political Philosophy Workshop

Political Philosophy Group Meeting


Contemporary Political Thought

Research Seminar

Faculty of Philosophy and POLIS

Convenors: Dr Clare Chambers (Philosophy) and Dr Duncan Bell (POLIS)

The seminars take place on alternate Fridays between 1.00-2.30pm in the Bawden Room, Jesus College. The Bawden Room is in West Court, which can be accessed from the main entrance of Jesus College or directly from Jesus Lane.

Refreshments are served at the close of formal proceedings. There is no pre-circulated paper and all are welcome.

Michaelmas Term 2017

6th October:
Tom Shakespeare, University of East Anglia
"The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: making use of the stilts?”

20th October:
Avia Pasternak and Jeff Howard, UCL
“Criminal Acccountability, Restorative Justice, and the Moral Standing of States”

3rd November:
Katrin Flikschuh, LSE
“Philosophical Racism”

17th November:
Bernardo Zacka, University of Cambridge
“When the Rules Run Out: Informal Taxonomies at the Front Lines of Public Service”

Political Philosophy Workshop

Convenor: Dr Clare Chambers

The Political Philosophy Workshop is a forum for discussing work in progress by Cambridge political philosophers.

Papers are pre-circulated on the Workshop mailing list and must be read in advance: there is no presentation of the paper at the Workshop.

The Workshop is open to senior members and graduate students and is not limited to members of the Faculty of Philosophy.

Apply to join the Political Philosophy Workshop mailing list at

The workshop is held in the 
Board Room of the Faculty of Philosophy, Sidgwick Site, on Fridays in the even weeks of term.