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  • December 11, 2022 9:09 PM | James Fleming (Administrator)

    Our next conference, Climate Change, will be on September 22, 2023. Our hosts will be Melissa Lane and Princeton's University Center for Human Values. We plan a hybrid event. Editor Chiara Cordelli and co-editor Melissa Lane will organize the program. More details to be provided in due course.


  • December 11, 2022 9:05 PM | James Fleming (Administrator)

    Based on a vote of the members, the theme of our 2024 conference will be Structural Injustice. We will post the details of the conference as we have them. 


  • December 11, 2022 8:57 PM | James Fleming (Administrator)

    The 2022 conference, Policing, was a hybrid event graciously and capably hosted by Eric Beerbohm and Harvard University's Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Ethics. Here is a link to the recording of the conference presentations by Daniel Fryer, Brandon Hogan, Adam Omar Hosein, Erin Kelly, Tracey Meares, Brianna Remster & Rory Kramer, Alice Ristroph, Neil Roberts, and Jim Wilson.

    Thanks especially to the organizers, Eric Beerbohm and Ekow Yankah, who will edit the NOMOS volume that will grow out of the conference.


  • May 07, 2022 10:46 AM | James Fleming (Administrator)

    The 2022 conference, to be held Friday, September 30, will be on “Policing." We plan a hybrid event: an in-person conference hosted by Harvard University’s Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Ethics together with a Zoom meeting. Please register here, indicating whether you will be in person or on Zoom. We will distribute the Zoom link to registrants shortly before the conference. 

    Editors Eric Beerbohm and Ekow Yankah have assembled the following outstanding group of speakers:

    Panel I (Law): 12:00-1:30 EDT

    ·         Principal paper: Tracey Meares (Yale)

    ·         Philosophy commentator: Brandon Hogan (Howard)

    ·         Political Science commentator: Jim Wilson (Chicago)

    Break: 1:30-2:00

    Panel II (Political Science): 2:00-3:30 EDT

    ·         Principal paper: Neil Roberts (Toronto)

    ·         Philosophy commentator: Erin Kelly (Tufts)

    ·         Law commentator: Daniel Fryer (Michigan)

    Break: 3:30-4:00

    Panel III (Philosophy): 4:00-5:30 EDT

    ·         Principal paper: Adam Hosein (Northeastern)  

    ·         Law commentator: Alice Ristroph (Brooklyn)

    ·         Political Science commentators: Brianna Remster (Villanova) & Rory Kramer (Villanova) 

    ASPLP Business Meeting, 5:30-6:00 EDT

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

  • 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!


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