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 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 5:00 – 6:30 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 14: Jeffrey Lenowitz (Brandeis, 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.

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 workshop starts at 6:00 p.m. on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus (location TBA). 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 (TBA): 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.