The Political Theory Colloquium typically features three outside speakers per semester, along with talks and presentations by IU colleagues outside of the Department of Political Science, whose work is of relevance to political theory. In addition, every semester we provide a forum for advanced (ABD) doctoral students seeking feedback on their dissertation projects. Our meetings generally take place Fridays from noon until 1:30 p.m. We usually circulate a paper in advance for discussion.
In recent years, outside speakers have included, Robin Celikates (Amsterdam), Dario Castiglione (Exeter), Simone Chambers (University of California Irvine), Maeve Cooke (Dublin), Mary Dietz (Northwestern), Annelien de Dijn (Amsterdam), James Farr (Northwestern), Nancy Fraser (New School), Jonathan Israel (Institute for Advanced Studies), Jeremy Jennings (King’s College London), Frank Lovett (Washington University St. Louis), Peter Niesen (Hamburg), Jennifer Pitts (Chicago), Alan Ryan (Princeton), Ernesto Verdeja (Notre Dame).
IU colleagues who have presented include Huss Banai (International Studies), Eric Robinson (Classics, History), Jon Simons (Media School), Susan Williams (Law), Allen Wood (Philosophy). Political Science faculty in political theory also regularly present on their ongoing and recent book and research projects.