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2018-2019

Michaelmas Term


Monday 8 October
Dilemmas of Sovereignty: Law, Politics and Moral Reasoning in Hugo Grotius
Annabel Brett (Cambridge)
Introduction
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Monday 15
October
The Constitutionalism of Imperial Expansion
Stephen Holmes (NYU)
Introduction


Monday 22 October
 
Hobbes on the Definition of a Legal Sphere
Signy Gutnick Allen (LSE)
Introduction
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Commentator: Richard Serjeantson (Cambridge)

Monday 29 October
Can we write an ethical history of the early common law?
Philippa Byrne (Oxford)
Introduction
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Commentator: Jenny Benham (Cardiff)


Monday 5 November
 
Race Man: The Jurisprudence of Clarence Thomas
Corey Robin (CUNY)
Introduction
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Joint with US History Seminar

Monday 12 November
Coercion in a Subjective World
Daniel Luban (Yale)
Introduction
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Commentator: Nakul Krishna (Cambridge)


Monday 19 November
Republicanism and Egalitarianism: A Historical Perspective
Annelien de Dijn (Utrecht University)
Introduction

 

Monday 26 November
'Reform or Revolution', redux: Eduard Bernstein on the 1918-19 German Revolution
Marius Ostrowski (Oxford)
Introduction
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Commentator: Gareth Stedman-Jones (QMUL)

 

Lent Term


21 January
Max Weber's Political Thought and the First World War
Duncan Kelly (Cambridge)

 

4 February
Spectacular Black Death: Lynching, Lethal Police Violence and the Black Female Body

Shatema Threadcraft (Dartmouth)
Introduction


11 February

1789 in 1954: Human Rights and the Algerian Revolution
Emma Mackinnon (Cambridge)
Introduction
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Commentator: Arthur Asseraf

18 February
Karl Marx and the Cycles of American Capitalism
Andrew Hartman (Illinois State)
Introduction
Joint with US History Seminar

 

25 February
Affairs of Humanity: Arguing for Humanitarian Intervention in Britain and Europe, 1698-1715
Catherine Arnold (Memphis)
Introduction
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Commentator: Annabel Brett (Cambridge)

4 March
The Three Pillars of Liberalism: Freedom, Markets, and Morals from the Enlightenment to the Present
Alan Kahan (Versailles/St. Quentin-en-Yvelines)
Introduction
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Commentator: Lea Ypi (LSE)


11 March
Sovereignty as Constituent Power in Weimar Germany
Lucia Rubinelli (Cambridge)
Introduction
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Commentator: Will Selinger (UCL)


Easter Term


29 April
The Plantation’s Colonial Modernity in Comparative Perspective
Adom Getachew (Chicago)
Introduction
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Commentator: Musab Younis (Queen Mary London)

6 May
Francis Bacon on Peace and the 1604 Treaty of London
Sam Zeitlin (Chicago)
Introduction
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Commentator: Richard Serjeantson (Cambridge)

13 May
Seeing through lies: Plato on how to avert tyranny
Jill Frank (Cornell)
Introduction

20 May
The Chair of Ethics in the University of Naples and Giambattista Vico’s La Scienza Nuova
Felix Waldmann (Cambridge)
Introduction
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Commentator: John Robertson (Cambridge)

 

"Anti-Colonial Political Thought" will be a two-day conference focusing on arguments against 20th century European empires deployed across Africa, South Asia, the Middle East, and East Asia. The conference will take place on 18-19 Sept. 2020 at King's College and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

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