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  • January 13, 2022 5:00 PM | James Fleming (Administrator)

    As previously announced in the Fall Newsletter, at the Business Meeting at the recent conference on Civic Education in Polarized Times, three new members of the Council were elected: David Estlund (President, Philosophy), Anna Stilz (Vice-President, Political Science), and Anita Allen (Vice-President, Law).

    They succeed Stephen Macedo (President, Political Science), Derrick Darby (Vice-President, Philosophy), and Yasmin Dawood (Vice-President, Law). Thanks to Steve for his outstanding and dedicated service as President and to Derrick and Yasmin for their committed and thoughtful work on the Council.

  • January 13, 2022 4:33 PM | James Fleming (Administrator)

    Nomos LXIV, Truth and Evidence, edited by Melissa Schwartzberg and Philip Kitcher, has been published by New York University Press and distributed to all who were members of the ASPLP as of November 15. In nine timely essays, the contributors examine questions such as what constitutes political knowledge, who counts as an expert, how we should weigh evidence, and what can be done to address deep disinformation. The contributors are: Michael Patrick Lynch, John Sides, Michael J. Saks, Kimberly Kessler Ferzan, Renee Jorgensen Bolinger, Bernard E. Harcourt, Cheryl Misak, Jasmine B. Gonzales Rose, and Jason Stanley.   

    Here is the table of contents.

    Join now or renew your membership: ONLY $20 for students and post-docs and $50 for faculty. You will receive Truth and Evidence soon.

    Click on "membership" above and then click on "join" or "renew." If you encounter problems, email James Fleming, the Secretary-Treasurer. 



  • November 17, 2021 3:15 PM | James Fleming (Administrator)

    Based on a vote of the members, the theme of our 2023 conference will be Climate Change. We will post the details of the conference as we have them. 

  • November 17, 2021 3:07 PM | James Fleming (Administrator)

    The 2021 conference, Civic Education in Polarized Times, was held virtually as a Zoom webinar on October 29-30, 2021. Eric Beerbohm of Harvard University's Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics was the host. Editors Eric Beerbohm and Elizabeth Beaumont assembled an outstanding group of speakers. 

    Here is a link to the recording of the keynote address by Dennis Thompson and Sigal Ben-Porath (presenting a paper co-authored with Amy Gutmann). Here is a link to the recording of the conference presentations by Rima Basu, Lisa Barcia Bedolla, Kristine Bowman, Justin Driver, Jennifer Morton, Seana Shiffrin, Yael Tamir (presenting a paper co-authored by Ilana Paul Binyamin and Wurud Jayusi), Brandon Terry, and Robert Tsai.

  • February 12, 2021 10:28 AM | James Fleming (Administrator)

    The 2021 conference, to be held October 29-30, will be on “Civic Education in Polarized Times." We plan a Zoom webinar. You may register here. We will distribute the Zoom link to registrants shortly before the conference. 

    Editors Eric Beerbohm and Elizabeth Beaumont have assembled the following excellent slate of speakers:

    Friday, October 29

    Keynote Address: 5:30-7:00 EDT

    Dennis Thompson (Harvard University) and Sigal Ben-Porath (University of Pennsylvania) (presenting a paper co-authored with Amy Gutmann, University of Pennsylvania)

    Saturday, October 30

    Panel I: 12:00-1:30 EDT

    • Principal paper: Seana Shiffrin (UCLA, Philosophy)
    • Commentator: Robert Tsai (Boston University, Law)
    • Commentator: Brandon Terry (Harvard University, Political Science)

    Panel II: 2:00-3:30 EDT

    • Principal paper: Yael Tamir (Beit Berl College, Political Science)
    • Commentator: Kristine Bowman (Michigan State University, Law)
    • Commentator: Rima Basu (Claremont-McKenna, Philosophy)

    Panel III: 4:00-5:30 EDT

    • Principal paper: Justin Driver (Yale University, Law)
    • Commentator: Jennifer Morton (University of Pennsylvania, Philosophy)
    • Commentator: Lisa Garcia Bedolla (University of California-Berkeley, Political Science)

    ASPLP members and registrants will have access to copies of the papers ahead of the conference.


  • January 30, 2021 3:01 PM | James Fleming (Administrator)

    Based on a vote of the members, the theme of our 2022 meeting will be Policing. The details of the meeting are yet to be determined. Stay tuned!


  • January 30, 2021 2:35 PM | James Fleming (Administrator)
    • Melissa Schwartzberg and Daniel Viehoff edited and introduce

    • Aziz Z. Huq, Gerald J. Postema, and Alexander S. Kirshner on whether democracy must fail
    • Jane Mansbridge, Yasmin Dawood, Michael Fuerstein, and Christian Salas, Frances McCall Rosenbluth,  & Ian Shapiro on failures of representation
    • Derrick Darby, Turkuler Isiksel, and Mark Tushnet on failures of knowledge

    Here is the table of contents

    Join now or renew your membership: ONLY $20/yr for students and post-docs and $50 for faculty. You will receive Democratic Failure soon plus our next volume, Truth and Evidence, in the Fall.

    Click on “membership” above and then click on “join” or "renew." If you encounter problems, email James Fleming, the Secretary-Treasurer, at jfleming@bu.edu.


  • October 07, 2020 1:04 PM | James Fleming (Administrator)

    The 2020 conference, Reconciliation and Repair: Mending Frayed Civic Bonds, was held virtually as a Zoom webinar on September 25, 2020. Stephen Macedo of Princeton's University Center for Human Values was the host. Editors Melissa Schwartzberg and Eric Beerbohm assembled an excellent slate of speakers. Here is a link to the recording of the conference.

     


  • August 09, 2020 9:15 PM | James Fleming (Administrator)

    Join us for our 2020 virtual conference, Reconciliation and Repair: Mending Frayed Civic Bonds, on September 25. You can learn more about the conference and register here. There is no registration fee.

    The terrific lineup was assembled by Melissa Schwartzberg and Eric Beerbohm. The principal papers will be given by Roy Brooks (author of Atonement and Forgiveness: A New Model for Black Reparations), Catherine Lu (author of Justice and Reconciliation in World Politics), and Linda Radzik (author of Making Amends: Atonement in Morality, Law, and Politics), with comments by six distinguished scholars.

    All members as well as all who register will have access to papers in advance. Shortly before the conference, we will provide the Zoom link to registrants.

  • June 25, 2020 1:45 PM | James Fleming (Administrator)
    • Melissa Schwartzberg edited and introduces

    • Candice Delmas, Juliet Hooker & Amna A. Akbar on civil & uncivil disobedience
    • Karuna Mantena, José Medina, Richard Thompson Ford, & Susan Brison on theories and strategies of political protest
    • Tabatha Abu El-Haj, John Medearis & Susan Stokes on the democratic significance of protest and dissent

    Join now or renew your membership: ONLY $20/yr for students and post-docs and $50 for faculty. You will receive Protest and Dissent now plus our next volume, Democratic Failure, in November.

    Click on “membership” above and then click on “join” or "renew." If you encounter problems, email James Fleming, the Secretary-Treasurer, at jfleming@bu.edu.

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