II Geneva Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy


II Geneva Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy
1-2 February 2021


The Department of Political Science & International Relations of the
University of Geneva is proud to announce the second edition of the
Geneva Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy organized within
the framework of the Geneva Colloquium in Political Theory (GECOPOL).
The GECOPOL_Graduate will take place on 1-2 February 2021 in an online
format. The conference is a forum for PhD students to present their
works in progress, receive constructive feedback in a supportive
atmosphere, and exchange ideas both with peers and with leading
academics in the field of political philosophy worldwide. The
GECOPOL_Graduate is structured in parallel sessions for students’
presentations, and two plenary sessions hosting two keynote lectures.
The keynote speakers in the past edition were Fabienne Peter (Warwick)
and Francis Cheneval (Zürich). This year’s keynote speakers are:

Lea Ypi (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Ralf Bader (Université de Fribourg)

PhD students may express their interest in giving papers at the
GECOPOL_Graduate by sending an extended abstract of their intended
contribution (max 1500 words – in English) accompanied by a short
abstract (max 200 words – in English) and a curriculum vitae, by 15
November 2020. Paper proposals may focus on any area within political
philosophy and should be suitable for a twenty-minute presentation.
Both the short and the extended abstract must be anonymized for blind
review. The submission of paper proposals is open to graduate students
enrolled in a PhD programme at the time of submission. Conference
attendance is free of charge and open to anyone upon registration.
Anyone who wishes to attend the conference without presenting a paper
should register by 15 November. Details about the conference programme
and other arrangements regarding online access to the various
activities to follow. The working language of the GECOPOL_Graduate is

All correspondence (including paper submissions and additional
inquiries) should be addressed to the GECOPOL_Graduate email address:

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