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Martha Nussbaum, 'Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism' in For Love of Country (Beacon Press, 2002)

Thursday, 3 April 2008

Brave New World 2008

Another July conference...
Brave New World 2008, July 1st-2nd, University of Manchester CALL FOR PAPERS - Deadline for submission of abstract: April 30th 2008

Brave New World 2008, the Twelfth Annual Postgraduate Conference organised under the auspices of the Manchester Centre for Political Theory (MANCEPT), will take place on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd July 2008 at the University of Manchester.

Our guest speakers this year are Professor Jerry Gaus (University of Arizona) and Professor Cecile Fabre (University of Edinburgh).

The Brave New World conference series is now established as a leading international forum exclusively dedicated to the discussion of postgraduate research in political theory. The conference offers a great opportunity for postgraduates from many different countries and universities to share experiences, concerns and research interests, to exchange stimulating ideas and to make new friends - all in a financially accessible and informal setting. Participants will also 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 our guest speakers, who will deliver keynote addresses at the event. Guest speakers in previous years have included G.A. Cohen, Quentin Skinner, Onora O'Neill, Carole Pateman, Christopher Norris, Anne Philips, Bhikhu Parekh, Adam Swift, David Miller, Catriona McKinnon, John O'Neill, Brian Barry, Thomas Pogge, Jonathan Wolff, Ian Carter, Philippe Van Parijs, Andrew Williams, Michael Otsuka, Susan Mendus, Henry Shue, Peter Jones and Simon Caney.
Papers focusing on any area of political theory or political philosophy are welcome. If you would like to present a paper, please send a 300-word, anonymised abstract, including the title of the paper, to Brave.New.World@manchester.ac.uk, no later than 30th April 2008. Please also include in your email your name and institutional affiliation.

Please note that the conference is self-financed and participants are responsible for seeking their own funding. For further details please contact Richard Child directly at Brave.New.World@manchester.ac.uk or check the Mancept Phd Blog at http://manceptphd.blogspot.com/ which we aim to update regularly with relevant information.

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