Association for Global Political Thought Inaugural Conference
April 8-9 2022
Day 1: Friday April 8
Panel 1: The Bounds of the Political: Between the National and the International
9:00-10:30 AM | Boylston Hall 110 (Fong Auditorium)
Omer Topal (Princeton University) "Ottoman Internationalism"
Sheng Zhang (張晟, Harvard University) "Negative Identity Interdependence in the Triadic Nationalist Narratives: Contradictory Korean and Chinese Historical Memories in Transformation Process to Nation-States"
Chris Chambers (Yale University) "Between Anarchy and Empire: Lionel Robbins and the Colonial Dilemmas of International (Neo-)Liberalism"
Panel 2: The State between States in Early-Modern Political Thought
10:45AM-12:00 PM | Boylston Hall 110 (Fong Auditorium)
Prof. Eileen Hunt (University of Notre Dame) "Going Global with Democracy: Wollstonecraft, Shelley, and the International Politics of Popular Independence"
Prof. Shoufu Yin (殷守甫, University of British Columbia) "Liu Bei, Plato, et al. on Kingship: A Microhistory of Seventeenth-Century Globalization and Political Thought"
Sergio Leos (Harvard University) "'Americae sive Novi Orbis: The Spanish Indies and the Language of Contested Global Geography"
Lunch: 12:00-1:15 PM (Brazilian cuisine) | Boylston Hall 110 (Fong Auditorium)
AGPT Spring 2022 seminar, Prof. Durba Mitra: "Third World Women and the Rise of the Status of Women Report" will be streamed during lunch break.
Panel 3: Social Critique in Global Contexts
1:30-2:45 PM | Boylston Hall 110 (Fong Auditorium)
Théophile Deslauriers (Princeton University) "Representative Government as Anti-Imperialism: Edward Carpenter’s Radical Critique of Victorian Civilization"
David Ragazzoni (Columbia University) "From Fascism to populism, between socialism and liberalism: Norberto Bobbio’s Democratic Thought (early 1940s-early 1990s)"
Simon Luo (駱斯航, Indiana University) "Reawakening a Revolutionary Party: The Ancient and Modern Princes in Wang Hui’s Political Theory"
Panel 4: Anticolonialism: Networks, Diaspora, and Transnational Comparisons
3:00-4:15 PM | Boylston Hall 110 (Fong Auditorium)
Sandeep Bhardwaj (Ashoka University): "Defining Colonialism: Debates Between Nehru, Sukarno and Kotelawala (1954-1961)"
Yasmin Dualeh (Cambridge University): "Diasporic Vanguardism and Reverend Abraham Rihbany’s Anticolonial Thought c.1917-1922"
David Suell (University of Michigan): "History, Democracy, Socialism: Revisiting the “Untimely Continuities” in Nyerere and Cabral"
Keynote Speech by Pratap Bhanu Mehta, Conversation, Q&A
"The 'Decolonial Moment' in Contemporary Global Political Thought"
4:30-6:00 PM | Boylston Hall 110 (Fong Auditorium)
Dinner 6:00 PM (Himalayan & East Asian cuisine) | CGIS Knafel Building - K111 Fischer Commons Cafe
Day 2: Saturday April 9
Panel 5: Political Thought in Action: Resistance, Deception, Subversion
9:00-10:15 | CGIS South S010 (Tsai Auditorium)
Niklas Plaetzer (University of Chicago) "Fear of a Black Commune: Luiz Gama on Resistance as Civic Virtue"
Prof. Kevin Pham (Gettysburg College) "Phạm Quỳnh’s Cultural Resistance"
Anna Wherry (Yale Law School) "Narrowing Responsibility: Colombia’s Violence Commissions and the Politics of Human Rights, 1958-2011"
Panel 6 New Methods in Political Theory: Beyond & Between Analytic and Critical Approaches
10:30-11:45 | CGIS South S010 (Tsai Auditorium)
Ritwik Bhattacharjee (University of British Columbia): "Towards Learning to Let Go – Diagnosing the Psychopathology of Settler-colonial Canada"
Daniel Zimmer (Cornell University): "The Blind Spot in Biopolitics: Michel Foucault and the Power to Kill Life Itself"
Dr. Shuk Ying Chan (Oxford University): "Towards A Postcolonial Global Justice: The Egalitarian Face of Decolonization"