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 conference offers graduate students from across institutions a unique opportunity to present and critique new work. Each session, led by a discussant from Princeton, will focus exclusively on one paper and will feature an extensive question and answer period with Princeton faculty and graduate students. Papers will be pre-circulated among conference participants.
· Due date January 16, 2012
· Submissions must be made in PDF format via the conference website: http://politicaltheory.princeton.edu 
· Papers should be no more than 7500 words.
· Format for blind review; include title but exclude all personal and institutional information.
· Submissions by email or postal mail will not be accepted.
Papers will be refereed on a blind basis by political theory graduate students in the Department of Politics at Princeton. Acceptance notices will be sent in February.
Assistance for invited participants’ transportation, lodging and meal expenses is available from the committee, which acknowledges the generous support of University Center for Human Values and the Department of Politics at Princeton University.
Questions and comments can be directed to: polthry (at) princeton.edu.
For more information, please visit the conference website at http://politicaltheory.princeton.edu .