Conference: Forms of Pluralism & Democratic Constitutionalism

Sciences Po, Columbia University, Alliance and the IRCPL are happy to announce the conference:

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When? June 17-18

Where? Sciences Po CERI (56 rue Jacob) & Columbia Reid Hall (4 rue de Chevreuse)

The full program is available here



Joint seminar International Political Philosophy – Ethics of War

Séance jointe du séminaire International Political Philosophy (IPP) – Ethique de la guerre (AEGES) le 14 juin 2016, dans la grande salle de l’école doctorale de Sciences Po, de 17h à 19h.

François Tanguay Renaud présentera son papier « Can States be Corporately Liable to Attack in War? » – disponible ici

Ariel Colonomos sera en charge de la discussion.


Political Theory Seminar – June 2

The next SciencesPo Political Theory Seminar is going to take place on Thursday, June 2nd, from 5:00m to 7:00pm in the big room of the Ecole Doctorale (199 boulevard Saint-Germain).

JEAN L. COHEN (Columbia University) is presenting her paper: « Sovereignty, the Corporate Religious, and Jurisdictional/Political Pluralism » (Forthcoming in Theoretical Inquiries in Law. Please do not cite without author’s permission).

ELISE ROUMEAS (Sciences Po) will be the discussant.


Political Theory Seminar – April 14

This seminar has been CANCELLED

The next SciencesPo Political Theory Seminar is going to take place on Thursday, April 14th, from 5:00m to 7:00pm in the big room of the Ecole Doctorale (199 boulevard Saint-Germain).

RAINER FORST (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt) is presenting a paper on « The Point and Ground of Human Rights: A Kantian Constructivist View »

GIULIA OSKIAN (Scuola Normale Superiore – Queen Mary University London) will be the discussant.

Colloque « Villes et Migrations » – 29 & 30 Mars

Les 29 et 30 mars se tiendra le colloque « Villes et migrations: perspectives théoriques et pratiques » au Collège des Bernardins.

Organisé par Sciences Po et  l’USPC (Projet INAME), il réunira des universitaires, des professionnels, des personnels associatifs pour ouvrir un dialogue interdisciplinaire autour des reconfigurations urbaines des migrations.

Phénomène transnational par définition, les migrations font généralement l’objet des réflexions sur les coopérations interétatiques ou les institutions régionales ou internationales. On cherche alors à dépasser le cadre de l’État-nation en faisant appel à des entités plus grandes. Notre démarche consiste à analyser le changement d’échelle vers des entités plus petites : pourquoi, comment et avec quelles conséquences les pratiques et les normes de l’accueil se déplacent vers les villes ? Quelles sont les conséquences de cette véritable prise de pouvoir par les villes sur la gestion et la compréhension des migrations ?

Le programme complet

L’inscription est obligatoire, écrire à

Comité d’organisation: Astrid von BusekistBenjamin Boudou et Capucine Truong

CFP: Sciences Po 4th Graduate Political Theory Conference

We are happy to announce that the Fourth Sciences Po Graduate Political Theory Conference is going to take place at Sciences Po, Paris, 21-22 June, 2016.

We welcome contributions from young political theorists across the board and intend to accommodate various approaches to political theory (analytical, historical, normative and critical). We also aim at geographic diversity, in that we shall try to foster a substantial academic dialogue between young political theorists from Europe and their peers across the world.

Chantal Mouffe (University of Westminster) will deliver the keynote address. The work of Chantal Mouffe covers a broad range of topics regarding democratic theory, post-marxism and the critique of liberal politics. She has written extensively on issues related to the Gramscian concept of hegemony, the discursive construction of political subjects, agonistic pluralism and radical democracy, and has touched on subjects such as European politics, citizenship, feminism and artistic practices. Contributions that touch upon any of these subject-matters are encouraged, but we welcome proposals on other topics as well.

Only graduate students who have not defended their PhD are eligible. Each two hours-long session of the conference will concentrate on two to three papers and will be chaired by a Sciences Po graduate student. Presentations will be followed by a Q&A session open to the public.

Breakfast, lunch and refreshments will also be provided for the duration of the conference. Unfortunately, Sciences Po will not be able to provide funds for housing and transportation.


Submission Information

Please send us:

  • A detailed abstract (between 500-750 words) of your proposal in PDF format, prepared for blind review.
  • A separate document, mentioning your name, the title of your proposal, and your institutional affiliation.

Please note:

  • The submission deadline for proposals is March 20, 2016
  • 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 13 proposals on a blind basis.
  • The selected participants will be notified of their acceptance by April 20, 2016. All the other proposals will be acknowledged.


Selection committee: Ygaël Attali, Aliénor Ballangé, Amélie Bescont, Charleyne Biondi, David Copello, Emilien Fargues, Victor Fontaine, Anne Guillard, Margaux Le Donné, Capucine Truong, Catherine Xhardez.

For any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

CFP in English

CFP en français