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, Anna Stilz, 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 2018 conference is now accepting submissions through August 24. Papers on any theme or topic within political theory will be considered. Each submission will be refereed by current Harvard graduate students, and between six and eight papers will be accepted. Acceptance notices will be sent by mid-September. The full call for papers can be found here.



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