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Maxwell Lectures in Political Theory

The Neal A. Maxwell Lecture in Political Theory and Contemporary Politics

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 2019: "Beholden: The Politics and Potential of Debt"

Kennan Ferguson, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 

 2018: "White and Deadly: The Sweet Taste of Freedom in a Global Era” 

Elisabeth Anker, The George Washington University
September 27, 2018, S.J. Quinney College of Law, Room 6500 (Flynn Faculty Workshop Room), 1- 3 pm.

Commentators

Andrew Dilts, Loyola Marymount University
Lida Maxwell, Boston University

 2017: “Body and Soul: The Persistence of the Human"

Thomas L. Dumm, Amherst College
The lecture and responses are forthcoming as a symposium in Theory & Event.

Commentators

William E. Connolly, Johns Hopkins University
Matthew Scherer, George Mason University

 2016: “Anarchist Women and the Politics of Walking” 

Kathy Ferguson, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
View the essay and the two responses as a symposium in Political Research Quarterly.

Commentators

Lori Marso, Union College
Annie Menzel, Vassar College

 2015: "Walt Whitman and the Soft Voice of Sympathy" 

Jane Bennett, Johns Hopkins University
View the essay and the two responses as a mini-symposium in Political Research Quarterly.

Commentators

Romand Coles, Institute for Social Justice, Australian Catholic University, “Antagonism and the Ecology of Sympathies”
Cristin Ellis, University of Mississippi, “Numb Networks: The Politics of Impersonal Sympathies”

 2014: "The Fight for Public Things"

Bonnie Honig, Brown University
View the essay and the two responses as a mini-symposium in Political Research Quarterly.
See also the book of which the essay is a part.

Commentators

Jason Frank, Cornell University,  "Collective Actors, Common Desires"
James Martel, San Francisco State University, "Against thinning (and teleology): politics and objects in the face of catastrophe in Lear and von Trier"

 2013: "Species Evolution and Cultural Freedom"

William E. Connolly, Johns Hopkins University
View the essay and the two responses as a mini-symposium in Political Research Quarterly.
See also the book of which the essay is a part.

Commentators

Elisabeth Anker, The George Washington University, “Freedom and the Human in ‘Evolutionary’ Political Theory”
Kennan Ferguson, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, “The Deep Biology of Politics: A Reminder”

Future Lectures

2020: TBA


 

Last Updated: 10/10/18