Research Group on Constitutional Studies events

Upcoming events

See more information at https://www.facebook.com/RGCSMcGill/events

 

2016-17 RGCS Lecture Series

Many events in this series can be seen online at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs6FGWKJ5ZD_5tjhgmeJuxA or http://bcooltv.mcgill.ca/ListRecordings.aspx?CourseID=9652

 

 Jack Jackson, Assistant Professor of Politics, Whitman College. "Law Without Future." November 17, 2016.

Leigh Jenco, Associate Professor in Political Theory, London School of Economics. "Chinese Colonial Discourse in Comparative Perspective." February 16, 2017

John Ferejohn, Samuel Tilden Professor of Law, New York University. March 23, 2017

All sessions are 4:30- 6 pm and open to the public, with reception to follow.

 

Other RGCS events

Workshop on "Representation, Bicameralism, and Sortition: With Application to the Canadian Senate". December 9, 2016. Registration required.

 

see also the GRIPP calendar of events at http://grippmontreal.org/events/


 

Past RGCS events

 

RGCS Lecture Series and Debates

 

Cecile Fabre, Oxford, and Eric Mack, Tulane. "Debate: Individualism, Liberty, and Self-Ownership." March 31, 2016.

Jenna Bednar, University of Michigan. "Bottom-Up Federalism: How the States are Changing the Tenor of American Public Policy and Rights." February 4, 2016.

Phillip Lagassé, University of Ottawa.  "The Drifting Canadian Crown: Institutional Change and Judicial Interpretations of the Monarchy." November 26, 2015.

Richard Boyd, Georgetown University. "Immigration and Justice: Citizenship, Capabilities, and the Pitfalls of Exclusion." November 12, 2015. 

Laurel Weldon, Purdue University.  "The Logic of Gender Justice:A Global Analysis of Women's Rights."October 29, 2015.

Jennifer Rubenstein, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Virginia: "Between Samaritans and States: The Political Ethics of Humanitarian INGOs."  March 19, 2015.

Erin Delaney, Assistant Professor of Law and Political Science, Northwestern University: "Precarious Power: Judicial Legitimacy in Comparative Perspective."  November 6, 2014.

Donald L. Horowitz, "Federalism for Severely Divided Societies: Possibilities and Pathologies."  Thursday September 18, 2014.

Debate: Chandran Kukathas, Political Theory, London School of Economics, and Kit Wellman, Philosophy, Washington University in St. Louis.  Debate: "Should Borders Be Open?" Thursday April 3, 2014 

Ilya Somin, Law, George Mason University: “Democracy and Political Ignorance.” Thursday January 9, 2014. 

Naomi Lamoreaux, Economics and History, Yale University:  “Civil Society and Organizational History.” Thursday, November 14, 2013.

Gerald Gaus, Philosophy, University of Arizona: "Liberalism's Unsuccessful Attempt to Insulate the Religious from the Secular." Thursday, October 24, 2013.

Debra Satz, Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society, Stanford University, and Matt Zwolinski, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of San Diego. Debate: "Where are the Moral Limits of Markets?" April 11, 2013.

James Gardner, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs and Joseph W. Belluck and Laura L. Aswad SUNY Distinguished Professor of Civil Justice, SUNY-Buffalo Law School: "“Subnational Constitutions and the Struggle over Constitutional Meaning."  November 15, 2012.

RGCS Lecture: John Tomasi, Professor of Political Science, Brown University: "Free Market Fairness."  November 1, 2012.

Marrett Lecture/ RGCS Lecture: Leif Wenar, Chair of Ethics, King's College London:  "Oil, Dictators & Civil Wars: Our Contributions, Our Solutions."  October 11, 2012.

Inaugural RGCS Lecture:  Jeremy Waldron, Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory, All Souls College, Oxford University: "Constitutionalism: A Skeptical View."  October 4, 2012.

 

Other past RGCS Events

December 15, 2015: GRIPP manuscript workshop, cosponsored by RGCS and CRÉ: Arash Abizadeh, Hobbes and the Two Dimensions of Normativity

October 26, 2015: RGCS and the Yan P. Lin Centre present: John Dunn, Cambridge: "Democracy and Good Government: Geographical and Historical Disparities in Perspective and the Quality of Political Judgment", 3-4:30 pm, Arts 160

"PPE as a method and as a research agenda." August 12, 2015.  David Schmidtz (Arizona), Mark Pennington (King's College London), Carmen Pavel (King's College London), and Michael Munger (Duke).

Daniel Kapust (Wisconsin).  May 29, 2015.

"Une éducation affective, morale et politique."  May 20-22, 2015.

Conference: Spinoza's Political Treatise: New Assessments.  April 24-25, 2015.

Book Launch for The Structure of Pluralism by Víctor M. Muñiz-Fraticell, Tuesday September 30, 2014, Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore, 2220 McGill College Avenue

GRIPP Annual Montreal Political Theory Manuscript Workshop, Paul Gowder, A Commitment to Equality: The Rule of Law in the Real World. May 19, 2014.

Conference: "Global Justice After Colonialism."  May 9-10, 2014, McGill.

Annual meeting of the Foucault Circle.  April 18-20, 2013.

Tom Ginsburg, University of Chicago: "Rights in Constitutions: Origins and Spread." Legal Theory Workshop, cosponsored by RGCS.  March 1 2013, 12:30 - 2:00 pm, room 202, New Chancellor Day Hall.

History Department Graduate Student Speakers' Initiative: Karuna Mantena, Associate Professor of Political Science, Yale University: 'Gandhi and the Means-Ends Question in Politics', November 20, 2012, 5:30-7:00 pm, Arts W215, cosponsored by RGCS.

RGCS workshop, Detlef von Daniels, University of Witten: "How Plato Overcame the Cosmopolitans."  September 20, 2012, noon-1:30 pm, Ferrier 422.

Book launch, Hasana Sharp, Spinoza and the Politics of Renaturalization; Robert Sparling, Johann Georg Hamann and the Enlightenment Project.  April 19, 2012.

Conference in honour of Charles Taylor '52, Professor Emeritus.  Video podcasts available hereMarch 29-31, 2012.

International Studies Association workshop: isa-ethics-2012.pdf

Conference:Spatiality and Justice: Interdisciplinary Investigations on the Political Philosophy of the City, May 5-7, 2011

Workshop: Security, Federalism, Democracy and the European Alternative [.pdf], March 18, 2011

Workshop: Health Inequalities and Global Justice [in association with the Montreal meeting of the International Studies Association], March 15, 2011

Conference: Aristotle's Politics, March 11-12, 2011

Workshop on judicial review and democracy. December 3, 2010

Workshop with Mark Bevir, University of California, Berkeley: "Why Historical Distance Is Not A Problem." December 1 2010.

Dissertation-writing workshop, led by the RGCS' three winners of APSA's Leo Strauss Award for best dissertation in political philosophy: Arash Abizadeh, Christina Tarnopolsky, and Robert Sparling. November 26, 2010.

Workshop on Non-ideal and institutional theory [.pdf], within the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association, June 1-3, 2010

Book launch for Christina Tarnopolsky, Prudes, Perverts, and Tyrants: Plato's Gorgias and the Politics of Shame, with remarks by Jill Frank, June 1, 2010

Hegel After Spinoza: A Symposium, April 15-15, 2010

Basic Income Group conference, March 15-16 2010

"Governance by the Principle of Subsidiarity: Successes and Challenges over 14 Years," Roberto Formigoni, President, Lombardy Region, Italy, May 15th, 2009

Alan Tarr, "Federalism and Subnational Constitutional Space," with commentaries by Erin Crandall and Filippo Sabetti, November 7, 2008