10th Annual Association for Political Theory Conference

Thursday, July 26, 2012

10th Annual Association for Political Theory Conference
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
October 11-13, 2012
Thursday, October 11
6:00-8:00 Opening Reception

Some of the papers scheduled for presentation...

“Optimism about human nature and political theory,” El Amine Loubna, Princeton University (lel@princeton.edu)
“Autocracy and the Foreigner: the Political Thought of Ibn al-Muqaffa',” Jennifer London, Institute for Advanced Study (jlondon@ias.edu)
“Why opposition matters to democracy, but loyalty does not,” Alexander Kirshner, Duke University (kirshner@gmail.com)
“Frederick Douglass and the Narrative Construction of Freedom,” Matthew Voorhees, Hartwick College (voorheesm@hartwick.edu)
“Odious Debts and Global Justice,” Cristian Dimitriu, University of Kansas (c.dimitriu@ku.edu)
“The Tea Party and the Politics of Populist Imagination,” Laura Grattan, Wellesley College (lgrattan@wellesley.edu)
“Democracy and Symbolism in Thucydides,” Rachel Templer, Goucher College (rachel.templer@goucher.edu)
“Performing Political Rhetoric: Diplomatic Speeches and Democratic Deliberation in Xenophon's Hellenika,” Dustin Gish, University of Oklahoma (dgish@ou.edu)
“Advice and Athenian Audience Democracy,” Matthew Landauer, Harvard University (landauer@gmail.com)
“Thucydides on Justice and Political Conflict,” Joshua Miller, University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill (millerjp@email.unc.edu)
“The Race of Secular Time,” P. J. Brendese, Haverford College (pbrendes@haverford.edu)
“The Natural Inclination to Persuade: Cicero, Smith, and Sociability,” Daniel J. Kapust, The University of Wisconsin—Madison (djkapust@wisc.edu)
“Poverty, Work and ‘The People’ in Locke's Political Thought,” Emily C. Nacol, Vanderbilt University (emily.c.nacol@vanderbilt.edu)
“Thomas Hobbes and Seventeenth-Century Philosemitism,” Alison McQueen, Stanford University (amcqueen@stanford.edu)
“Should Civic Education be Character Neutral?” Ian MacMullen, Washington University in Saint Louis (macmullen@wustl.edu)
“The Public Sphere in Plato's Laws,” Alex Gottesman, Temple University (gottesman@temple.edu)
“Vaclav Havel and the Practice of Democratic Hope,” Loren Goldman, University of California--Berkeley (lorengoldman@berkeley.edu)
“The Justice of Mercy,” Alex Tuckness, Iowa State University (tuckness@iastate.edu) and John Parrish, Loyola Marymount University (jparrish@lmu.edu)
“Contract and gift in Hobbes’ theory of sovereignty,” Verena Erlenbusch, University of Sussex (v.erlenbusch@sussex.ac.uk)
“A Dangerous Turn: Manipulation and the Politics of Ethos,” Inder Marwah, University of Toronto (inder.marwah@utoronto.ca)


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