The Polemo Seminars are one of our main activities. They are meant to provide peer review and feedback to our members and guests. Here is a list of the works we discussed. Most of these papers are available upon request from their author. 

If you wish to present your work at one of our meetings, get in touch with the current chair (see the members list)

  • April 11, 2024, TBD

Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen (University of Aarhus, Denmark): Discrimination 

  • March 25, 2024, TBD

Carl Knight (University of Glasgow, UK): Sufficientarianism

  • March 13, 2024, TBD

Antoinette Scherz (Stockholm University, Sweden): Democratic Backsliding 

  • March 6, 2024, TBD

Pierre-Yves Neron (European School of Political and Social Sciences, Lille, France): Seeing like a Firm 

  • February 21, 2024, TBD

Emmanuela Ceva (University of Geneva): Whistleblowing

  • February 19, 2024, TBD

Katrin Flikschuh (London School of Economics, UK): Ancestral Existence

  • February 8, 2024, TBD

Edmund Tweedy Flanigan (LMU, Munich, Germany): Political Resistance and Non-Violence)

  • January 25, 2024, TBD

Katharine Jenkins (University of Glasgow, UK): Ontology and Oppression

  • January 11, 2024, TBD

Cathy Mason (Central European University)

  • December 5, 2023, TBD

Cristina Astier & Hong Do (Central European University)

  • November 22, 2023, TBD

Zoltan Miklosi (Central European University)

  • November 15, 2023, 15:30 - 17.00

Daniela Cutas (Lund University, Sweden): The ethics of intrafamilial reproduction

  • November 2, 2023, 17:30 – 19:00 

Dr. Maxime Lepoutre (University of Reading, UK): Protective Falsehoods

  • Oct 30th, 2023, 13:00- 17:30, B-319

Workshop on Intergenerational Justice

  • May 11th, 2023, 15:30- 17:30, C-419

Political Theory 1st-year Ph.D. candidate, Albert Didriksen, prospectus proposal

Dr. Markus Patberg (University of Hamburg): "Withdrawal from International Institutions as Political Decay? Exist, Regression, and Legitimacy"

  • May 3rd, 2023, 13:30- 15:10, B-505- Joint event with Political Science Department 

Dr. Christian Schemmel (University of Manchester): "(Minimum) Wages, Recognition, and Economic Citizenship"

  • Apr 20th, 2023, 15:30- 17:30, A-420

Political Theory 1st-year Ph.D. candidate, Kristina Vasic,  prospectus proposal

  • Apr 4th, 2023, 14:00- 16:00, A-420. 

Dr. Jelena Belic (Leiden University): "Climate Change as Inhumane Treatment" 

  • Mar 29, 2023, 13:30- 15:10, B-505- Joint event with Political Science Department 

Prof. Anca Gheaus (CEU): "Parental Partiality in Unjust Circumstances: Inheritance as Insurance"

  •  Mar 15th, 2023, 13:30 - 15:10, B-505- Joint event with Political Science Department 

Prof. Lisa Herzog (University of Groningen): Beyond Words: Democratic Practices and the Epistemologies of the Oppressed

  • Feb 16th, 2023, 15.30-17.30, QS-C419.

Dr. Daniel Sharp (LMU Munich): "Can States Resist Migration Blackmailing while Protecting Migrants"

  • Feb 9th, 2023, 13:00- 15:00, QS-A201. 

Prof. Jiewuh Song (Seoul National University): "Discrimination and Competion"

Prof. Fabio Wolkenstein (University of Vienna): "Ethics and Affect in Resistance to Democratic Regressions"

  • January 19th 2022, 15:30- 17:30, QS-D107 (hybrid)

Albert Didriksen (CEU): "Health priority, fairness, discrimination and the All-Inclusive View"

  • Nov 23rd, 2022, 13:30-15:10, QS-B505- Joint event with Political Science Department 

Prof. Lukas Meyer (University of Graz): "Individual (Political) Responsibility for Climate Change"

  • November 17th 2022, 15:30- 17:30, QS-A516 (hybrid)

Ruth Candlish (PhD Candidate in Public Policy, CEU): "Theorising about the Political Representation of Disability: Reappreciating the Politics of Ideas, Presence and Place"

  • November 2nd 2022, 18.00-19.30, QS-A415 (hybrid)

Prof. Ian Carter (University of Pavia): "Basic Equality and the Contexts of Opacity Respect"

  • October 20th 2022, 15.30-17.30, QS-B421 (hybrid)

Prof. Dr.Peter Niesen (University of Hamburg): "Which 'All Subjected' - Principle for Animals?"

  • October 13th 2022, 15.30-17.30, QS-B421 (hybrid)

Dr. Cristina Astier (University of Barcelona): "Relating as Equals: The Role of Equality of Opportunity in Preserving Democratic Equality"

  • June 21st 2022, 16.00 (online)

Stanislas Richards' "Effective altruism and the structural objection" 

  • June 7th 2022, 16.00 (online) 

Yusuf Yuksekdag's "Understanding social equality in the city: A bottom-up approach"

  • May 24th 2022, 17.00 (online)

Serena Olsaretti's "Liberal equality and parental partiality: A case for universal inheritance" 

  • May 16th 2022, 17.00 (online)

Political Theory 1st-year Ph.D. candidate, Dmitry Sereda,  prospectus proposal

  • May 9th 2022, 18.00 (online)

Jonathan Wolff's "Making and Remaking the Canon." 

  • April 22th 2022, 16.00 (online)

Jelena Belic's “The State’s Right to Withdraw from International Treaties: A Normative Analysis.”

  • March 30th 2022, 17.00 (A-214 Vienna & online)

Political Theory 1st-year Ph.D. candidate, Sanat Sogani,  prospectus proposal

  • March 4th 2022, 18.00 (online)

Matthew Clayton's "Against Religious Schools."

  • February 2nd 2022, 18.00 (online)

Lars Moen's "Analyzing moralised freedom."

  • December 6th 2021, 18.00 (online)

Elettra Repetto's "Out of proportion or the risk of being a White Saviour. The unintended consequences of Transnational Civil Disobedience"

  • November 17th 2021, 16.00 (online)

Cristian Perez Muñoz's "The Strange Silence of Latin American Political Theory" 

  • November 2th 2021, 15.15 (A-419, Vienna & online)

Tim Meijers's "Zipper arguments and duties regarding future generations"

  • October 22th 2021, 17.00 (online)

Pavel Dufek's “Where does public reason reside? Parliaments, constitutional courts, and the justificatory task in constitutional democracy”

  • October 1st 2021, 15.00 (online)

Pau Luque's "Bernard Williams on Authority" 

  • September 10th 2021, 16.00 CET (online)

Tereza Krepelova's "The Place of Political Philosophy in Political Science: Results of the Global Expert Survey"

  • June 1st 2021, 17.00 CET (online)

Huub M. Brouwer's "The Neutrality Dilemma for Luck Egalitarianism"

  • April 28th 2021, 17.00 CET (online)

Carl Knight's "Relational Egalitarianism: A Critique"

  • April 13th 2021, 17.00 CET (online)

Stanislas Richard's "The Natural Right to Slack"

  • March 22th 2021, 12.00 (online)

Patti Lenard's "When Citizenship Requires a Handshake"

  • February 24th 2021, 17.00 (online)

Christof Royers' "Ideological Struggle as Agonistic Conflict: (Anti-)Hypocrisy, Free Speech and Critical Social Justice"

  • January 21st 2021, 17.30 (online)

Political Theory 1st-year Ph.D. candidate's proposals (Hong Do, Clemens Loidl, and Alex Olivares)

  • December 17th 2020, 17.00 (online)

Reading seminar Victor Tadros' "Distributing Responsibility"

  • April 25th 2020, 16.00 (online)

Reading seminar Ingrid Robeyns’ ‘What if anything is wrong with extreme wealth?’

  • March 27th 2020, 15.30-17.10 (N15 104)

Uwe Steinhoff's "War, law and reciprocity:devising the moral rules of war" (cancelled) 

  • February 21st 2020, 15.30-17.10 (N15 202)

Zsolt Kapelner's "Democracy as service"

  • October 30th 2019, 15.30 - 17.10 (N15 303)

Jelena Belic’s "Institutions and Moral Demandingness"

  • November 7th 2018, 13.30-15.10 (N15 102)

Reading seminar on T.M. Scanlon's Why Does Inequality Matter. Ch.1-2.

  • June 25th 2018, 11.00 (N9 Hanak Room); June 26th 2018, 15:30 (N9 Hanak Room)

Reading seminar Stephanie Collins’ ‘Group Duties: Their Possibility and Their Implications for Individuals’

  • May 25th 2018, 11:00

"Baseline House: Adequate Accommodation, Special Goods, and Personal Background Stability" by Andrew Walton (University of Newcastle) and "Justice for Millionaires" by Tom Parr, James Christensen (University of Essex), and David Axelsen (LSE)

  • February 16th 2018, 11:00

Zsolt Kapelner's "Illiberalism, the Rule of Law, and the Normative Fundations of European Cooperation’

  • December 01st 2017, 11:00

Jelena Belic’s "State and Conventions"

  • November 24th 2017, 11:00

Sergei Levin's "Moral Duty and the Pedophile"

  • October 20th 2017, 11:00

Stanislas Richard's "The Citizen and the Abstentionist"

  • September 22nd 2017, 13:00

Georgiana Turculet’s "Movement as an essential interest"

  • June 26th 2017, 09:45

Anne Schwenkenbecher's "Collective Moral Obligations"

  • June 14th 2017, 15:15

Felix Bender's "Whose Duty? Do all states possess duties towards refugees?"

  • May 24th 2017, 11:00

Kin-wai Leung's “Left-Libertarianism: A Critical Review”

See a full list of former events here.