Brave New World 2016

This year’s Brave New World is the twentieth annual postgraduate conference organised by the Manchester Centre for Political Theory. The conference will take place on Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st of June 2016 at the University of Manchester.

We are pleased to announce that our keynote speakers this year will be:

  • Carmen Pavel (King’s College London): ‘Why Do We Need International Law?’
  • Matt Matravers (University of York): ‘Blaming, Regulating, and Punishing.’

The Brave New World conference series is a leading international forum dedicated to the discussion of postgraduate research in political theory. Participants will have the chance to meet and talk about their work with eminent academics, including members of faculty from the University of Manchester, as well as the guest speakers who will deliver plenary addresses.

Guest speakers in previous years have included: David Archard, Richard Arneson, Brian Barry, Simon Caney, G.A. Cohen, Roger Crisp, Cecile Fabre, Jerry Gaus, Bob Goodin, Peter Jones, Chandran Kukathas, Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen, Jeff McMahan, Susan Mendus, David Miller, Onora O’Neill, Serena Olsaretti, Michael Otsuka, Bhikhu Parekh, Carole Pateman, Anne Phillips, Thomas Pogge, Joseph Raz, Andrea Sangiovanni, Samuel Scheffler, Quentin Skinner, Hillel Steiner, Adam Swift, Philippe Van Parijs, Leif Wenar, Andrew Williams, and Jonathan Wolff.

 

Submission guidelines

The deadline for submissions is 22nd April 2016. If you would like to present a paper, please send an abstract of approximately 400 words in MS Word format and prepared for blind review to brave.new.world@manchester.ac.uk. Please also state your name and institutional affiliation in the email. Papers focusing on any area of political theory or political philosophy are welcome.

Notices of acceptance will be sent by 6th May 2016.

We offer a number of bursaries for presenters to cover accommodation and travel expenses. These will be allocated according to need. If you wish to be considered for a bursary, please say so when submitting your abstract and state where you will be travelling from and any other sources of funding you have available to cover costs.  For further details please contact us at brave.new.world@manchester.ac.uk.

Information regarding registration will be available soon.