Next IPP & SPOT Seminar: October 3rd – Ayelet Shachar on Golden Passports

Dear all,

The next IPP and SPOT seminar will take place on Thursday, October 3rd at 17:00 in Salle Goguel, 56, rue des Saints Pères (4th floor) – entre through 27, rue Saint Guillaume.

 Ayelet Shachar (Max Planck Institute/University of Toronto) will present her paper, ‘Dangerous Liaisons: Money and Citizenship’. Hélène Thiollet (CNRS-CERI, Sciences Po) will respond.

This session may be of interest to specialists in political theory as well as migration studies.

Abstract and further information can be found here:…/dangerous-liaisons-money-and…/

Looking forward to seeing you!

7th Graduate conference in political theory: ‘Crossroads of Critique’ (6-8 June 2019) with a keynote lecture by Axel Honneth

Dear All,

The 7th Sciences Po Graduate Conference: Crossroads of Critique with Axel Honneth will begin tomorrow.

On Friday (07/05) at 18:00 Prof. Honneth will give his keynote lecture: ‘Democracy and the Division of Labor: A Blind Spot in Political Philosophy’

Please visit the conference website for the full program:

**Please note**: If you wish to attend the conference or the keynote lecture by Prof. Honneth, please register under “RSVP”

SPOT Seminar: Monday, 4 March 2019

Dear All,

The next SPOT seminar will take place next Monday, March 4th at 17:00 in the ‘grande salle’ (third floor) at the Sciences Po doctoral school, 199 boulevard Saint Germain, Paris.

Arash Abizadeh (McGill University) will present his paper, ‘Representation, Bicameralism, Political Equality, and Sortition: Reconstituting the Senate as a Randomly Selected Assembly’. Emiliano Grossman (Sciences Po) will respond.

We look forward to seeing you!

SPOT Seminar: Shany Mor. Thursday, February 21st

The next SPOT seminar will take place on Thursday, February 21st at 17:00 in the ‘grande salle’ (third floor) at the Sciences Po doctoral school, 199 boulevard Saint Germain, Paris.

Shany Mor (Bard College) will present his paper, ‘A Goldilocks Theory of Law-Making by Assembly’. Marcus Carlsen Häggrot (Goethe Universität Frankfurt) will respond.

We look forward to seeing you!

Graduate Conference: Crossroads of Critique – Axel Honneth and the Frankfurt School Project.

We are happy to announce the seventh Sciences Po Graduate Conference in Political Theory is going to take place at Sciences Po Paris, 6-8 June 2019.

Keynote speaker: Axel Honneth (Goethe University of Frankfurt/Columbia University).

Deadline for proposals: 18 March 2019.

Please see the attached CFP for further details:

Graduate Conference – call for papers

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Submission Information

Please send us:

  • An abstract of your proposal in PDF format, prepared for blind review (maximum 500 words).
  • A separate document, mentioning your name, the title of your proposal, and your
    institutional affiliation.

Please note: 

  • The submission deadline for proposals is March 18, 2019.
  • All proposals should be sent to
  • Proposals and final papers should be written in English or French, which are the
    two working languages of the graduate conference.

Selection procedure

  • Political theory students from Sciences Po Doctoral School will select
    approximately 20 proposals on a blind basis.
  • The selected participants will be notified of their acceptance by April 20, 2019.
  • All the other proposals will be acknowledged.
  • Organizing Committee: Juliette Faure, Niklas Plaetzer, Léna Silberzahn
  • For any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

Next SPOT and IPP seminars: 7 February 2019

Two great events are coming up next Thursday (February 7th, 2019)!

At 16:00 the SPOT seminar will host Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen (Aarhus University) who will present his paper: Vote Markets, Democracy and Relational Egalitarianism. Ludvig Beckman (Stockholm University) will be the discussant.

At 17:30 the IPP seminar will host Jacques Lévy (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Université de Reims) who will present his co-authored book Théorie de la justice spatiale – Géographies du juste et de l’injuste (Odile Jacob, 2018). Camille Collin (Sciences Po) will be the discussant.

Please note: both talks will take place in the ‘grande salle’ (third floor) at the Sciences Po doctoral school, 199 boulevard Saint Germain, Paris.  Since the talks will take place one after the other, we would like to start on time.

We look forward to seeing you!


Book Launch: Friday, 30 November 2018

On Friday, 30 November we will hold a book launch for The Routledge Handbook for Ethics and Public Policy edited by Annabelle Lever (Sciences Po) and Andrei Poama (Leiden).

A half day of panels is planned, including a keynote lecture by Dennis Frank Thomson (Harvard). We will convene at 13:30 at the CEVIPOF (ground floor), 98 rue de l’Université, Paris.

Please register for the event at

Looking forward to seeing you!



SPOT Seminar: Tuesday, November 20th

The next SPOT seminar will take place on Tuesday, November 20th at 17:00 in the ‘grande salle’ (third floor) at the Sciences Po doctoral school, 199 boulevard Saint Germain, Paris.

Ian Shapiro (Yale) will present his paper, ‘Stop the Bloodletting: Empower Political Parties to Revive Democratic Accountability’. This is a chapter from his and Frances Rosenbluth’s very recent book: Responsible Parties: Saving Democracy from Itself (Yale UP, 2018). Lena Silberzahn (Sciences Po) will respond.

We look forward to seeing you!