The first Montreal Political Theory Workshop of the year, and the formal launch of the new Groupe de recherche interuniversitaire en philosophie politique de Montréal (GRIPP), will be 19 September 2008, 13.00-15.00, in the Heritage Room of the Faculty Club at McGill University, 3450 McTavish Street.
The speaker will be Charles Taylor, McGill '52, Professor Emeritus at McGill University, former holder of the Chichele Chair in Social and Political Theory at All Souls College, Oxford; the author of works including Hegel and Modern Society, Sources of the Self, and A Secular Age; and winner of the Templeton Prize and the Kyoto Prize. He will speak on "Secularism in International Perspective/ Laicité: une
perspective comparative." The reading for the session is chapter 7 of the Bouchard-Taylor commission report; attendees are asked to read that before the session.
A reception will follow, at which the winners of this year's GRIPP graduate Fellowship will be announced and welcomed.