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The Third Annual Amsterdam Graduate Conference in Political Theory | 6 and 7 December 2021, University of Amsterdam | Keynote speakers: Martin O'Neill (University of York), Chiara Bottici (The New School, New York)

Event details of Politics in a Time of Crises: charting new normative directions in a context of economic, democratic, and environmental challenges.
Start date 6 December 2021
End date 7 December 2021

Politics in a Time of Crises: charting new normative directions in a context of economic, democratic, and environmental challenges.

This conference is aimed at researchers working on any subfield and/or tradition of Political Theory/Political Philosophy. We also welcome papers from interdisciplinary researchers (e.g. Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science) whose work is at the intersection of normative and empirical studies of society. 

This conference offers PhD candidates the opportunity to present their research in a vibrant intellectual environment. Each session will give those presenting a chance to receive feedback from a dedicated discussant, after which each author will engage in an extensive question and answer period with the faculty and PhD students from the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, as well as the keynote speakers, and other participants of the conference.

We are excited to announce that we will have two keynote speakers: each day of the conference will feature a presentation by one of our keynote speakers, as well as an opportunity for Q&A. 

Quite apart from offering the opportunity to reflect on political theorising, another explicit aim of the conference is to build a community and a network among those PhD candidates and postdocs interested in interdisciplinary research. The conference therefore aims to create an intellectually stimulating environment in which PhD candidates and postdocs can interact with their peers from around the world who share this interest.

Politics in the Time of Crisis

The Third Annual Amsterdam Graduate Conference in Political Theory

Keynote speakers: Martin O'Neill (University of York), Chiara Bottici (The New School, New York) | 6 and 7 December 2021, University of Amsterdam

The Amsterdam Graduate Conference in Political Theory is a joint enterprise of PhD students from the University of Amsterdam (Departments of Philosophy and Political Science), the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (John Stuart Mill College), as well as the Amsterdam Center for Political Thought.

Generous funding from the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA), the Dutch Research School for Philosophy (OZSW) and the departments of philosophy and political science at the University of Amsterdam has made this conference possible.

You can view the conference website here.

Please contact amsterdampoltheoryconf@gmail.com for further information.

Program:

Day 1: Monday, December 6
Location: UB Doelenzaal

08:45–09:00 Coffee before start of conference
09:00–09:15 Opening day 1
09:15–10:45 Session 1
10:45-11:00 Coffee break
11:00–12:30 Session 2
12:30–13:30 Lunch break
13:30–15:00 Session 3
15:00–15:30 Coffee break
15:30–16:45 Keynote 1 - Prof. Chiara Bottici
17:30 Conference dinner

Day 2: Tuesday, December 7
Locations:
09:00-13:00 REC C0.01
13.00-15.00 REC-M1.03
15.00-17.00 REC-M0.02

08:45–09:15 Coffee before start of conference
09:15–09:30 Opening day 2
09:30–10:45 Keynote 2 - Prof. Martin O’Neill
10:45-11:00 Coffee break
11:00–12:30 Session 4
12:30–13:30 Lunch break
13:30–15:00 Session 5
15:00–15:30 Coffee break
15:30–17:00 Session 6
17:00 Drinks at CREA

Details of Monday Sessions:

Session 1: Monday 09:15–10:45 Protest and Political Participation
Venue: Doelenzaal
Moderator: TBC
Commentator: Paul Raekstad
Participants: Hrayr Manukyan, Vincent Harting, Tatiana Nieves
Zoom link: https://uva-live.zoom.us/j/89168534713

Session 2: Monday 11:00–12:30 Democracy in Crisis
Venue: Doelenzaal
Moderator: Yonathan Listik
Commentator: Enzo Rossi
Participants: Charlie Blunden, Carline Klijnman, Merel Talbi
Zoom link: https://uva-live.zoom.us/j/89168534713

Session 3: Monday 13:30–15:00 Corporations and the State
Venue: Doelenzaal
Moderator: Valerie Scheur
Commentator: Johan Olsthoorn
Participants: Kajo Kubala, Barbara Bziuk, Tom Kayzel
Zoom link: https://uva-live.zoom.us/j/89168534713

Keynote 1: Monday 15:30 – 16:45 Prof Chiara Bottici
Venue: Doelenzaal (Lecture to take place only online, to be screened on location)
Zoom link: https://uva-live.zoom.us/j/89168534713


Details of Tuesday Sessions:

Keynote 2: Tuesday 09:30 – 10:45 Prof. Martin O’Neill
Venue: REC C0.01 (Live on location)
Zoom link: https://uva-live.zoom.us/j/85002722626

Session 4: Tuesday 11:00–12:30 Populism and Post-Truth
Venue: REC C0.01
Moderator: TBC
Commentator: Daniel Loick
Participants: Helen Murphy, Cathrine Koekoek, Palle Bech-Pedersen, Dominik Austrup
Zoom link: https://uva-live.zoom.us/j/85002722626

Session 5: Tuesday 13:30–15:00 Borders and Migration
Venue: REC M1.03
Moderator: Jasmijn Leeuwenkamp
Commentator: Tamar de Waal
Participants: Giorgios Mantikos and Yorgos Karagiannopoulos, Bram Wiggers, Anna Milioni
Zoom link: https://uva-live.zoom.us/j/85002722626

Session 6: Tuesday 15:30–17:00 Climate and the Environment
Venue: REC M0.02
Moderator: Gerrit Schaafsma
Commentator: Jens van ’t Klooster
Participants: Sophie van Balen, Tijn Smits, Virginia De Biasio
Zoom link: https://uva-live.zoom.us/j/85002722626

Attending the keynote lectures and sessions is free, but registration is required - Please send an email to amsterdampoltheoryconf@gmail.com by 30 November


Format: Please format your extended abstracts for blind review, excluding any personal and institutional information. Furthermore, we require a short cover letter that includes your institutional affiliation, contact information, and a brief bio outlining your research interests.

Length: Abstracts must be between 500 and 800 words, excluding footnotes and bibliography. Successful applicants will be required to submit the full papers before 20 November 2021. Papers must not exceed 6,000 words.

How to submit: Please email your abstracts to amsterdampoltheoryconf@gmail.com

Costs: Attending the conference will cost €30 for members of the OZSW (The Dutch research school for philosophy) and €40 for non-members. This helps us to cover the cost of providing meals on both days of the conference, as well as helping to fund the conference dinner. Once your abstract has been accepted, you will receive information about payment.

Credits: For this course PhD students can earn a certificate from the OZSW after successful completion. Successfully presenting your paper at the conference will earn you 2,5ECTS. Please note, however, that the OZSW is not accredited to reward students with credits/ECTS directly. The study load is mentioned on the certificate, which can usually be exchanged for ‘real’ credits (ECTS) at your home university. For more info please see https://www.ozsw.nl/request-certificate/.

Funding: Regrettably we are unable to provide any funding for travel or accommodation. 

Contact: Please contact amsterdampoltheoryconf@gmail.com for further information.

About the conference: The Amsterdam Graduate Conference in Political Theory is a joint enterprise of PhD students from the University of Amsterdam (Departments of Philosophy and Political Science), the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (John Stuart Mill College), as well as the Amsterdam Center for Political Thought.

​Generous funding from the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA), the Dutch Research School for Philosophy (OZSW) and the departments of philosophy and political science at the University of Amsterdam has made this conference possible.

You can view the conference website here