Political Theory Workshop

Spring 2019
F 12-3:00
141 Boalt and 202 Barrows
Course Description

For Spring 2019, Professors Daniel Lee will be teaching with Joshua Cohen , and will focus on the themes of sovereignty and human rights. The list of invited speakers is below.

The format of the course is as follows. For the sessions with guest presenters, lunch will be served starting at 12:00. We’ll begin at 12:15. A designated 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 at 2 and those not enrolled in the course will leave. Enrolled students will continue the discussion with the guest from 2:10 to 3:00.

This is a cross-listed/room-shared course. Law Students enroll through the Law School

(Law 210.2B), the Philosophy Department (Philosophy 290-6), or the Political Science Department (PS 211). The first class will meet on Friday, January 25.


Jan. 11: Intro Week 1 (Law students only)

Jan. 18: Intro Week 2 (Law students only)

Jan. 25: Intro Week 3
Feb 1: Aila Matanock (UC Berkeley: Political Science)
Feb. 8: Saira Mohamed (UC Berkeley: Law)
Feb 15: Steve Krasner (Stanford: Political Science)
Feb 22: David Dyzenhaus (Toronto: Law and Philosophy)
March 1: Margaret Moore (Queen’s University: Philosophy)
March 8: Jenny Martinez (Stanford: Law)
March 15: Sam Moyn (Yale: Law and History)
March 22: Jennifer Pitts (Chicago: Political Science)
April 5: Quentin Skinner (Queen Mary London: History)
April 12: John Tasioulas (KCL: Law, Philosophy, and Politics)
April 19: Adom Getachew (Chicago: Political Science)
April 26: Jeanne Morefield (Whitman: Politics): Law students are not expected to attend, Barrows 202
May 3: Evan Fox-Decent (McGill: Law): Law students are not expected to attend, Barrows 202

Class meetings will be held in Boalt 141, unless otherwise noted

Class meetings:

  • The class will be meeting in Boalt Hall 141 January 25th through April 19th. 
  • From April 26th through May 3, the class will meet in 202 Barrows.