Friday, June 01, 2007

Harvard Political Theory Conference for Grad Students


Harvard University

Graduate Student Conference in Political Theory

November 30--December 1, 2007

The Department of Government (FAS) at Harvard University will host a conference for graduate students in political theory and political philosophy from November 30-December 1, 2007. Papers on any theme or topic within political theory--from the history of political thought to contemporary normative and conceptual theory--will be considered. Roughly seven papers will be accepted.

Each presentation should last no longer than 45 minutes, so please limit your paper submission to 20 double-spaced pages. Please format it for blind review: the text should include your title but also be free of personal and institutional information; and a separate cover page should include your title, a brief abstract (100 words max.), and your name, e-mail address, and institutional affiliation.

The keynote address will be given by Professor Joshua Cohen (Stanford); a Harvard faculty member will deliver opening remarks; and discussion panels comprised of Harvard faculty and graduate students will accompany each accepted paper. Time permitting, each presenter will have a chance to answer questions during a general discussion period after each panel discussion.

Food and housing will be provided by the Government Department and its graduate students. Unfortunately, Harvard will not be able to provide funds for transportation.

Submissions are due via e-mail (in PDF) on August 31, 2007. Acceptance notices will be sent on September 30, 2007. Papers will be refereed by juries composed of current graduate students in the Government Department at Harvard.

Questions, comments, and submissions] should be sent to:


For more information, please visit the conference Web site at:

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

As of today...

The Red Sox have their greatest division lead they've ever had at this point in the season; and they're 13.5 games ahead of the last-place Yankees.

The loonie is at its highest value in thirty years.

Something's gonna go south any second now. I rather hope that I'm wrong about what it will be.

Update: Well, the budget passed, tax cuts intact; the government didn't fall, so there'll be no new election and no immediate risk of a Pequiste victory; and the loonie is even higher.

We're doomed! The other shoe is sure to drop at some point...