Asylum, Credible Fear Tests, and Colonial Violence (Guest Post)

Guest Post by Elena Ruíz and Ezgi Sertler* Let’s start with what asylum is: an international protection mechanism that individuals seeking “refuge” from violence can use to obtain official refugee status in another country. The term we use to refer to forcibly displaced people in general – refugee – is different than the legal refugee […]

CFA: Climate Justice and [Political, Moral, Economic] Feasibility (deadline: Nov. 30, 2019)

Issues regarding equity and justice in mitigating and adapting to climate change have been prominent since the start of international negotiations. Their importance have been enshrined in various policy documents, including the UNFCCC treaty’s principle of common-but-differentiated-responsibilities. At the same time, both activists and scholars across various disciplines have developed a number of perspectives on […]

CFP: Philosophy and Borders, Oxford, Nov. 6, 2019 (deadline: Sept. 30, 2019)

Philosophy and Borders, Refugee Studies Centre, Wed. Nov. 6, 1pm – 7pm The ​Philosophy and Borders ​working group aims to bring together researchers in the fields of ethics, political theory, and social science on the topic of borders and migration. This includes researchers working on topics related to nation-states, nationalism, citizenship, territory, immigration, and forced migration. This […]

CFA: From a Protected to an Empowered Childhood: 30 Years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Leuven, Nov. 21-22, 2019 (deadline: Jun. 30, 2019)

Confirmed invited speakersDavid Archard (Queen’s University Belfast)Gerison Lansdown (independent scholar)Manfred Liebel (Free University of Berlin)Eva Lievens (Ghent University)Julia Sloth-Nielsen (University of the Western Cape)Bruno Vanobbergen (Flemish Agency – Growing Up)More TBA. Despite the strength that the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) has acquired throughout the last 30 years as a canonical text […]

CFP: Alternative Political Science / Philosophy for Emancipation, Diversity, and the Life of the Planet, Havana, Nov. 19-23, 2019 (deadline: Oct. 1, 2019)

The Cuban Society of Philosophical Research (SCIF), the University ofHavana, the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Environment of theRepublic of Cuba, the Institute of Philosophy, the Ñico LópezSuperior School of the Communist Party of Cuba, the Department ofSocial Sciences of the General Máximo Gómez Higher Academy announce the Twenty-Second International Conference on an AlternativePolitical Science […]

CFP: Political Philosophy and the Future of Capitalism, Waseda University, June 15-17, 2019 (deadline: Mar. 15, 2019)

A workshop on the theme Political Philosophy and the Future of Capitalism will be held at Waseda University, in Tokyo, from June 15 to 17, 2019. Confirmed speakers:Chiara Cordelli (University of Chicago)Martin O’Neill (University of York)Lucas Stanczyk (Harvard University) Questions about capitalism and its many discontents have acquired a new urgency in recent years. Economic […]

CFP: The Philosophical Dimensions of Urban Transportation (deadline: Mar. 31, 2019)

Essays in Philosophy is accepting submissions for a special issue called The Philosophical Dimensions of Urban Transportation. Volume 21, Number 2Issue Date: July 2019Submission Deadline: March 31, 2019General Editor: Ramona Ilea (Pacific University)Issue Editor: Shane Epting (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) Geographers, urban planners, and interdisciplinary scholars have made numerous contributions toward understanding urban transportation. Until […]