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Cambridge Centre for Political Thought




The Quentin Skinner Lecture for 2022 will be delivered by Dr Isaac Nakhimovsky (Yale University). He will deliver the annual lecture on Friday, 10 June 2022.

The title of Dr Nakhimovsky's lecture is "'The Most Liberal of all Ideas': The Political Thought of the Holy Alliance."

Registration and online payment are necessary, and can be completed here. Please find the full symposium programme below.


Registration and coffee


Welcome and Introduction

Keynote Lecture: Dr Isaac Nakhimovsky (Yale)

‘The most liberal of all ideas’: the political thought of the holy alliance




Panel 1

“Geographical Morality” and the question of property: British Empire in India, in the Age of Revolutions’
Jessica Patterson (Cambridge)

‘Republicanism, constitutionalism, and international order in the political thought of Joel Barlow’
Adam Lebovitz (Cambridge)

Chair: Karuna Mantena (Columbia)


Tea Break


Panel 2

‘Caesarism and international order in the nineteenth century’
Iain McDaniel (Sussex)

‘From feudal to constitutional monarchy in Hegel’
Richard Bourke (Cambridge)

Chair: Fernanda Gallo (Cambridge)


Drinks reception