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Unless otherwise specified, seminars take place on Monday between 5pm - 6.45pm in the Old Combination Room, Trinity College

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22 January
Democracy and Republicanism: A Difficult Partnership

Nadia Urbinati (Columbia)

Respondent: Chris Brooke (Cambridge)

Paper download: Cambridge | Visitor

Thursday 25 January
'As God Rules the Universe': Reflections on the People and the State in Early America

Ira Katznelson (Columbia)
Inaugural Lecture as 2017-18 Pitt Professor of American History and Institutions.
Joint with American History.

5pm, Queen's Building Lecture Theatre, Emmanuel College

29 January
John Stuart Mill on Universal History

Callum Barrell (New College of the Humanities)

Respondent: Brian Young (Oxford)

Paper download: Cambridge | Visitor

5 February
Hobbes (and Weber) on the Jury

Richard Tuck (Harvard)


12 February
"To hold oneself, like a sliver, to the heart of the world": the Political Thought of the Palestinian Revolution

Karma Nabulsi (Oxford)


19 February
Whence the force of law? John Rawls and the course of American legal philosophy

Kenzie Bok (Harvard)


26 February
Chains and Invisible Threads: Marx on Republican Liberty and Domination

Bruno Leipold (Frankfurt)

Respondent: Gareth Stedman Jones (QMUL)

CANCELLED in sympathy with strike action.

5 March
Sonja Amadae (MIT)

CANCELLED in sympathy with strike action.

12 March
Human nature as capacities in Hobbes's political theory

Alexandra Chadwick (University of Groningen)

CANCELLED in sympathy with strike action.

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