About Us

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 Organizers: Eric Beerbohm (beerbohm@fas.harvard.edu) and Michael Rosen (mrosen@gov.harvard.edu)

To join the Political Theory Colloquium mailing list, please contact the graduate student coordinator: Dimitrios Halikias (dhalikias@g.harvard.edu)

Unless otherwise noted, the Political Theory Colloquium meets Thursdays, 4:00 - 6:00pm, in CGIS room K-401, 1737 Cambridge Street.