List of Events

Fall Semester 2019

September 12: Rob Reich (Stanford, Political Science) presents his new book, Just Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better, at an event co-sponsored by the UNC Political Theory Workshop and Duke Political Theory Workshop. The workshop starts at 6:30 p.m. on Duke’s West Campus, Gross Hall 230E. Dinner provided.

September 22: Matthew Specter (Berkeley, History) presents a paper, “The First Atlantic Realist Moment: U.S. and German Intellectual Discourse on ‘World Politics,’ 1880-1910,” for the Triangle Intellectual History Seminar. The seminar starts at 5:00 p.m. at the National Humanities Center. More information here.

September 26: Michael Gillespie (Duke, Political Science) presents a paper, “The Antitrinitarian Origins of American Liberalism,” for the Providential Modernity Seminar at the Kenan Institute for Ethics.  The seminar meets from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. on Duke’s East Campus, Classroom Building 229. A vegetarian lunch will be served. Email Amber Díaz Pearson to receive a copy of the paper. More information here.

October 4: A conference honoring Ruth Grant, Professor of Political Science at Duke University, will take place on the occasion of her retirement from teaching. The conference will take place from 12:00 – 6:30 p.m. in Social Sciences 139 on Duke’s West Campus. More information here.

October 13: Margarita Fajardo (Sarah Lawrence, History) presents a paper for the Triangle Intellectual History Seminar. The seminar starts at 5:00 p.m. at the National Humanities Center. More information here.

October 14: Jane Bennett (Johns Hopkins, Political Science) delivers the Bi-Annual Facing the Anthropocene Luce Lecture. The lecture is entitled ‘Only Zeus is Free’: On Human Effort in the Anthropocene. The talk takes place from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in Goodson Chapel on Duke’s West Campus. More information here.

October 27: Anne Vila (Wisconsin, French & Italian) presents a paper for the Triangle Intellectual History Seminar. The seminar starts at 5:00 p.m. at the National Humanities Center. More information here.

November 1-2: A conference on “Animals and Social Welfare,” organized by the Duke Law Center for Law, Economics and Public Policy, will take place at Duke Law School. The conference is open to faculty, staff, and graduate and professional students at Duke and other universities.  Registration is free (although space is limited). Those interested in registering should contact Isabel Fox at isabel.fox@law.duke.edu. More information here.

November 14: Jeffrey Lenowitz (Brandeis, Political Science) presents a paper,“Ratification Without Reason? Some attempts at justifying the constitution-making procedure,” for the Duke Political Theory Workshop. The workshop starts at 4:00 p.m. on Duke’s West Campus, Gross Hall 230E.

November 17: Sophia Rosenfeld (University of Pennsylvania, History) presents a paper, “Voting and the Invention of Choice,” for the Triangle Intellectual History Seminar. The seminar starts at 5:00 p.m. at the National Humanities Center.

November 21: Juliet Hooker (Brown, Political Science) presents a paper at an event co-sponsored by the UNC Political Theory Workshop and Duke Political Theory Workshop. The talk is entitled “The Philosophical and Political Problem of White Grievance.” The workshop starts at 6:00 p.m. on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus, Hamilton Hall 355. Dinner provided.

Spring Semester 2020

January 12: Nima Bassiri (Duke, Literature) presents a paper for the Triangle Intellectual History Seminar. The seminar starts at 5:00 p.m. at the National Humanities Center. More information here.

February 6-7: Sixth annual Duke Graduate Conference in Political Theory. More information here.

February 9: Isaac Nakhimovsky (Yale, History) presents a paper for the Triangle Intellectual History Seminar. The seminar starts at 5:00 p.m. at the National Humanities Center. More information here.

March 19: Sharon Krause (Brown, Political Science) presents a paper for the Duke Political Theory Workshop. The workshop starts at 4:00 p.m. on Duke’s West Campus, Gross Hall 230E.

April 2: Daniela Cammack (Berkeley, Political Science) presents a paper for the Duke Political Theory Workshop. The workshop starts at 4:00 p.m. on Duke’s West Campus, Gross Hall 230E.