Conference Information

The Department of Political Science at Duke University will host its sixth annual Graduate Conference in Political Theory in February 2020 (date TBA).

The conference will feature graduate students on any topic in the fields of political theory, political philosophy, the history of political thought, or related disciplines. We particularly welcome submissions that will engage a diverse audience.

In addition to building community among graduate students from different institutions, this conference offers participants the opportunity to receive feedback on their work from scholars in the field. Each selected student paper will have its own faculty discussant drawn from the political theory community at Duke or the broader Research Triangle.

Attendees will be provided with lodging, transportation, and meals for the duration of their stay. We will also be able to provide substantial travel stipends, though the exact amount is yet to be determined. Participants are expected to attend the entire conference.

Application details will be posted here when they become available. Please email with any questions, and many thanks for your interest in the conference.