Georgetown University

Political Theory Speaker Series

The Georgetown Political Theory Speaker Series provides an informal forum for the presentation of work in progress.

The series takes place on Fridays, from 11:00am to 12:30 p.m.

We normally meet in the Edward B. Bunn Intercultural Center (ICC, see map) but are currently hosting the series remotely on zoom.

Papers are distributed in advance via our mailing list. To receive the papers and zoom details, please sign up. The series is open to the public. It usually consists of an initial response by a graduate student discussant followed by a Q&A session. The Georgetown Political Theory Speaker Series is sponsored by the Department of Government.

Fall 2020



Friday, September 25 (zoom)

Hugo Drochon (University of Nottingham) and Nadia Urbinati (Columbia University)

“Democracy, Parties, and Elites”


Friday, October 9 (zoom)

Margaret Schabas (University of British Columbia) and Carl Wennerlind (Barnard College)

“A Philosopher's Economist: Hume and the Rise of Capitalism”


Friday, October 23 (zoom)

Jill Frank (Cornell University)

“Arithmetic Equality and Democratic Justice”


Friday, November 13 (zoom)

Greg Conti (Princeton University) and Will Selinger (University College London)

“The History of Parliamentary Democracy”


Friday, December 4 (zoom)

Terrence Johnson (Georgetown University)

“Black Power and the Ethics of Humanistic Nationalism”



The series is run by Mark Fisher, Joshua Cherniss, and Stefan Eich. If you would like to be added to our mailing list or receive the zoom details, please write to stefan.eich@georgetown.edu. Papers and zoom login details will be distributed in advance via our mailing list.

The schedules for previous semesters can be found here.