Welcome to the Oxford Graduate Political Theory Conference, a forum for graduate students in political theory. Established in 2012, the conference aims to explore themes and problematics in political theory that resonate with the contemporary political conjuncture. Drawing from a range of methodologies and traditions, this forum pulls together graduate students as well as professors seeking to better conceptualize and respond to urgent political problems. Past keynote speakers include Wendy Brown (Berkeley), Nils Holtug (Copenhagen), Charles Mills (Northwestern), Rahul Rao (SOAS), Jonathan Wolff (UCL), Lorna Finlayson (Essex), and Jeremy Waldron (NYU).
This year’s conference on ‘Democracy and Dissent: Theorizing Political Agency from Sites of Difference’ will be held at the University of Oxford on June 2 & 3, 2017. Professor Alessandro Ferrara (Rome Tor Vergata) and Dr. Mihaela Mihai (Edinburgh) will be delivering keynote talks.