Theme: Political Theory and the ‘Liberal’ Tradition
Department of Politics and International Relations
University of Oxford
19-20 April 2012

Graduate students are invited to submit paper proposals for the inaugural Oxford Graduate Conference in Political Theory, to be held at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford, on 19-20 April 2012. The theme for this conference is “Political Theory and the ‘Liberal’ Tradition”, and there will be two keynote addresses, given by Professor Jeremy Waldron (University of Oxford) and Professor Charles Mills (Northwestern University). The theme may be broadly construed, and we welcome papers addressing any of the following themes:

December 9, 2011
9am to 4pm
SUNY Global Center
116 East 55th Street, NY, NY
Sponsored by SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Speakers include:
Andre A. Fenton, SUNY Downstate Medical Center and New York University
David Glanzman, UCLA
Merle Kindt, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Adam Kolber, Brooklyn Law School
John L. Kubie, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
S. Matthew Liao, New York University
Todd C. Sacktor, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
David Wasserman, Yeshiva University

Matthew Noah Smith, an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Yale University and a Contributor here on Ethics Etc, has already collected over 1200 faculty signatures to the letter below.

Please consider adding yours by going to the following link, and please pass the link along to other academics you know.

We have witnessed, over the past two months, police departments using significant amounts of force against individuals peacefully participating in the Occupy movement. But during the week of November 13-19, there was an astonishing escalation of the violence used by municipal police departments against non-violent protesters.

By S. Matthew Liao

David Bourget and Dave Chalmers, the team that has brought us PhilPapers and PhilJobs, have recently launched PhilEvents, a website devoted to upcoming events in philosophy.

As Dave describes it,

PhilEvents has a database of hundreds of forthcoming events. You can search it in many different ways: by subject, by location, and by various combinations of subject, location, and so on. You can use this to set up RSS feeds for searches on subjects and locations of interest.

April 6-7, 2012
Call for Papers (deadline January 16, 2012)

The Committee for the Graduate Conference in Political Theory at Princeton University welcomes papers concerning any topic in political theory, political philosophy, or the history of political thought. Papers should be submitted via the conference website by January 16, 2012. Approximately eight papers will be accepted.

The Graduate Conference in Political Theory at Princeton University will be held from April 6-7, 2012. This year, Professor Elisabeth Ellis, Texas A&M University, will be the keynote speaker.

The NYU Center for Bioethics, Duke Kenan Institute for Ethics, Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, and the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies present a two-part conference on the Moral Brain.

Date: Friday, March 30th – Sunday, April 1st, 2012
Location: New York University, WSQ Campus, Room TBA
RSVP Required:

UPDATE: Added a tentative list of chairpersons to Part I

Part I: “The Significance of Neuroscience for Morality: Lessons from a Decade of Research”
Organized by the NYU Center for Bioethics in collaboration with the Duke Kenan Institute for Ethics

Sometime ago, we ran two polls here on Ethics Etc regarding whether the dates for the APA Eastern Division Meeting should be changed. Overwhelmingly, 368 people out of 400 said that the dates should be changed, and 504 out of 600 people would favor moving the meeting to sometime in January.

The Eastern Division Executive Committee is now inviting APA members to complete an online survey. The survey is open until the Thanksgiving weekend, and is set up so that each member can answer only once.

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