The Department of Government hosts a colloquium for visiting scholars to present current or recently completed work in political theory. Colloquium papers cover a broad range of topics and approaches of interest to the political theory community, including normative political philosophy, social and legal theory, and the history of political thought. Papers are distributed in advance, and participants are expected to read the paper before the meeting. Each session begins with a brief presentation by the author. A discussant from the graduate community then offers comments and questions on the paper, the author provides a brief response, and a general discussion follows. All members of the university community are welcome to attend.

Faculty Organizer: Eric Nelson (enelson@fas.harvard.edu)
Graduate Coordinator: Jacob Abolafia (abolafia@fas.harvard.edu)

To join the Political Theory Colloquium mailing list, subscribe at https://lists.fas.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/political-theory-list or contact the graduate student coordinator: Jacob Abolafia (abolafia@fas.harvard.edu)

You can find the 2017-2018 schedule of events, as well as a listing of theory-related events around the university, by using the menu on the left-hand side of this page.