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Upcoming 2021 Conference

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

The 2021 conference, to be held October 29-30, will be on “Civic Education in Circumstances of Extreme Polarization." We plan a Zoom webinar. More details about registration will follow

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

Keynote Address

Amy Gutmann (University of Pennsylvania), Dennis Thompson (Harvard University), and Sigal Ben-Porath (University of Pennsylvania)


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

Political Science

  • Principal paper: Yuli Tamir (Shenkar College)
  • Commentator: Kristine Bowman (Law, Michigan State University)
  • Commentator: Rima Basu (Philosophy, Claremont-McKenna)


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

Nancy Rosenblum also will present a paper.

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

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