Thursday, May 05, 2011

Hither and yon: Theorizing the Commonwealth

Volkswagen Fellowship Symposium: "Theorizing the Commonwealth"
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 9:00am
Room 133, Barker Center
Harvard University

9:00 am

9:10 am
Hans Beck
McGill University
Federalism in Ancient Greece: Theories of the Unthinkable

9:55 am
Emma Dench
Harvard University
The Roman Empire: Theory and Practice

Coffee Break

11:00 am
Theo Christov
Northwestern University
The Republican Idea of Europe in the 18th Century

11:45 am
Detlef von Daniels
Universität Witten/Herdecke
Rudiments of Federalism in Kant

12:30 pm
Pierpaolo Polzonetti
University of Notre Dame
Omnes viae ‘Romam’ ducunt: The American Revolution in Mozart’s Vienna

1:15 pm
Lunch Break

2:30 pm
Jacob T. Levy
McGill University
The Accidental Innovation: From Ancient Constitutionalism to Modern Federalism

3:15 pm
James Tully
University of Victoria
On the Idea of a Commonwealth Today

Coffee Break

4:20 pm
Glyn Morgan
Syracuse University
The Failure of the European Alternative

5:05 pm
Alexander Somek
University of Iowa
The Cosmopolitan Constitution

Pre-registration: Detlef von Daniels,

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Hither and yon

Spatiality and Justice
Interdisciplinary Investigations on a Political Philosophy of the City
Montréal, 5 – 7 May 2011
Le Meridien Versailles
1808 Sherbrooke West
Metro Guy-Concordia

Thursday May 5th

8:45 Introductory remarks
Daniel Weinstock, CRÉUM,
Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy

Justice, Cities and Spatiality I
Chair: Daniel Weinstock, CRÉUM,
Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy

9:00 Patrick Turmel, Université Laval
Urban Justice and Equality

9:45 Nik Luka, McGill University
Justice, Public Space and Public Life

10:30 Cofee break

11:00 Larissa Smith & Tara Mrejen, McGill University
Autonomous Cities?

11:45 Martin Blanchard, CRÉUM
Housing, Justice and Philosophy: First Steps

Justice, Cities and Spatiality II
Chair : Victor Muñiz-Fraticelli, McGill University

14:00 Frank Cunningham, University of Toronto
Urban Citizenship

14:45 Avner de-Shalit, Hebrew University Jerusalem
Justice Within the City

15:30 Cofee break

16:00 Loren A. King, Wilfrid Laurier University
Claiming Lefebvre's Right: Urban Civilization and the Moral Salience of Everyday Life

16:45 Marie-Claude Prémont, ENAP
Les litiges post-fusion

Friday May 6th
Cities, Justice and Diversity
Chair: Hoi Kong, McGill University

9:00 Margaret Kohn, University of Toronto
What is Wrong With Gentriication?

9:45 Daniel Weinstock, CRÉUM, Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy
The Ethics and Politics of Commemorative Space

10:30 Cofee break

11:00 Victor Muñiz-Fraticelli, McGill University
Big-City Values: The Normative Autonomy of Cities

11:45 Thad Williamson, University of Richmond
The City's Right to Capital: Property, Justice, and the Climate Crisis

12:30 Lunch

Power and Democracy in Urban Politics
Chair: Patrick Turmel, Université Laval

14:00 John Forester, Cornell University
Participatory Urban Planning, Mediated Negotiations, and the Construction of (Im)possibility

14:45 Clarissa Rile Hayward, Washington Univ. in Saint Louis
What's Wrong with the Mall? Power and Publicity in Democratic Politics

15:30 Cofee break

16:00 Hoi Kong, McGill University
Deliberative Municipalities

16:45 Roger Keil, York University
The Rise of the Suburbs and the Challenge of Metropolitan Governance

Saturday May 7th
Cities and Nation-States
Chair: Pierre-Yves Néron, CRÉUM

9:00 Richard Schragger, University of Virginia School of Law
Reviving the Regulatory City

9:45 Margeaux Ruellan, Université Paris IV-Sorbonne
L’espace public, un espace de démocratie ?

10:30 Cofee break

11:00 Laury Bacro, Université de Montréal
La banlieue française et l'émergence de la culture rap: comment un territoire urbain délimité inlue-t-il dans le processus de formation de l'identité et d'une pensée de la contestation ?

11:45 Jacob T. Levy, McGill University
Cities: The Birth of Intermediacy and the Problem of Territory

12:30 Group discussion: What Have We Learned?

to graduating senior political theorist and RGCS student fellow Mylène Freeman, newly elected NDP MP for the Quebec riding of Argenteuil--Papineau--Mirabel!