Annual Conference

The Association for Global Political Thought is an international, interdisciplinary, and intercollegiate project founded in 2021, supported by humanists and social scientists from global institutions. We are excited to announce that the Inaugural Global Political Thought Conference will take place in person, at Harvard University on Friday–Saturday, April 8–9, 2022. Please register here.


The keynote address is to be delivered by Pratap Bhanu Mehta (Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi; Laurance S. Rockefeller Distinguished Professor at the Center for Human Values, Princeton University), a founding advisor of the Association for Global Political Thought.


Call for Submissions

Deadline for submission has passed. Please see our conference lineup here and register here. You are welcome to submit to our Spring 2023 conference, which will be hosted at Princeton University.

We welcome submissions that seek to enrich the study of political, social, and international thought; expand the scopes of political traditions and their languages; interrogate the discipline’s constitutive exclusions and limits of existing methods of inquiry; or address the theoretical and historical foundations of contemporary global political predicaments.


More information about the Association, including examples of work that have been presented in our seminar series, may be found on our website


Submissions are due by Friday January 21st, 2022 at midnight EST and should be sent to Applicants will receive a response in February, 2022.


Length: Papers must not exceed 10,000 words, including citations.


Formatting: Submissions, in either PDF or MS word documents, should be formatted consistently and for blind review. We suggest 12-pt font and double-spacing. Notes and bibliography may be in any style but must be consistent.


Funding: Thanks to generous funding from the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, the Harvard University Department of Government, as well as a host of associated institutions, we will provide funding to defray costs for transportation and lodging.


Further inquiries: Applicants should email, or Hansong Li ( and Yi Ning Chang ( with any further questions

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