Political Theory Workshop

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Semester: 
Instructor(s): 
Units: 
4
Number: 
211
CCN: 
23575
Times: 
F 12-3:00
Location: 
141 Boalt
Course Description: 

 

 

For Fall 2019, Professor Sarah Song will be teaching with Joshua Cohen.  The list of invited speakers is below.This course is a workshop for discussing work-in-progress in moral, political, and legal theory. The central aim is to enable students to engage directly with philosophers, political theorists, and legal scholars working on important normative questions. Another aim is to bring together scholars from different disciplines and perspectives, such as economics, history, sociology, and political science, who have strong normative interests. In Fall 2019, the workshop will focus on the theme of “identities.” A list of confirmed presenters is below.
           
The format of the course will be as follows. For the sessions with guest presenters, lunch will be served starting at 12:00. A designated student commentator will lead off with a 15-minute comment on the paper. The presenter will have 5-10 minutes to respond and then we will open up the discussion to the group. The first part of the course will be open to non-enrolled students, faculty, and visitors who wish to participate in the workshop discussion. We’ll stop for a break around 1:45 and those not enrolled in the course will leave. Enrolled students will continue the discussion with the guest from 2:00 to 3:00.
 
This is a cross-listed/room-shared course with the Philosophy and Political Science Departments. Students may enroll through Law (Law 210.2), Philosophy (Philosophy 290-6), or Political Science (PS 211). The first class will meet on Friday, August 30. Note, this course follows the Law School's Academic Calendar. (https://www.law.berkeley.edu/php-programs/courses/academic_calendars.php)

 

Schedule:
 
Aug 30            Introductory session (for enrolled students only)
 
Sep 6               Brandon Terry, African & African American Studies and Social Studies, Harvard University
 
Sep 13             Robert Gooding-Williams, Philosophy and African American & African Diaspora Studies, Columbia University
 
Sep 20             Julie Suk, Sociology and Law, CUNY Graduate Center
 
Sep 27             Paula Moya, English, Stanford University
 
Oct 4                Kathryn Abrams, Law, UC Berkeley
 
Oct 11              Taeku Lee, Law and Political Science, UC Berkeley
 
Oct 18              Rachel Kranton, Economics, Duke University 
 
Oct 25              Francis Fukuyama, Freeman Spogli Institute, Stanford University
 
Nov 1               Elizabeth Barnes, Philosophy, University of Virginia
 
Nov 8               Desmond Jagmohan, Political Science, UC Berkeley
 
Nov 15             Lisa Garcia Bedolla, School of Education, UC Berkeley
 
Nov 22             Will Kymlicka, Philosophy, Queen’s University
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