About the Conference

Each year during the Fall semester, the Department of Government at Harvard University hosts its annual conference for graduate students in political theory and political philosophy. It is a forum for the best graduate work in our field; papers representing all methods and traditions are considered. Prior years' programs can be viewed here.

We are also honored to have hosted, as part of the conference, keynote lectures from eminent members of the field, including, most recently, Jeremy Waldron, Robert Gooding-Williams, and Danielle Allen.

The conference is free and open to members of the Harvard community and other academic institutions. Each conference presentation is accompanied by comments from a Harvard graduate student, and presenters have a chance to receive feedback and answer questions during a general discussion period following the presentation.

Submit a Paper

The conference is not currently accepting submissions. A call for papers for the 2017 conference will be issued in late spring.

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