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Conference: Civic Education in Polarized Times

  • October 29, 2021
  • October 30, 2021
  • 4 sessions
  • October 29, 2021, 5:30 PM 7:00 PM (EDT)
  • October 30, 2021, 12:00 PM 1:30 PM (EDT)
  • October 30, 2021, 2:00 PM 3:30 PM (EDT)
  • October 30, 2021, 4:00 PM 5:30 PM (EDT)
  • Zoom


Registration is closed

The annual conference of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy, on Civic Education in Polarized Times, will be held virtually as a Zoom webinar on October 29-30, 2021. There is no registration fee.

Link to Friday Keynote Address, 5:30-7:00: https://harvard.zoom.us/j/95334551787

Link to Saturday Conference, 12:00-5:30: https://harvard.zoom.us/j/95038643864

Link to Saturday Reception, 5:35-6:30: https://harvard.zoom.us/j/92389907585?pwd=Mlc5S3RSK0M1dFkyU3dvYXhxK0lkdz09 (the passcode should be embedded, but just in case, it’s 140223) (If you update to a recent version of Zoom, you can assign yourself to a breakout room of your choice and move from room to room.)

If you have difficulty joining the webinar, you may reach out to Alex Ostrowski Schilling at aostrowskischilling@fas.harvard.edu. Initially, she will be setting up the event and may not be able to help you immediately. But once the program has begun, she will be able to help you connect. If you are unable to reach out via email, or have an urgent request, you may call Alex at 978-995-7635.

Consent to Recording: The conference will be recorded. By joining the conference, you consent to being recorded while speaking.

Below is the schedule with links to the principal papers and some of the commentaries.

Friday, October 29

Keynote Address: 5:30-7:00 EDT 

Here again is the link: https://harvard.zoom.us/j/95334551787

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

Here again is the link:  https://harvard.zoom.us/j/95038643864

Panel I: 12:00-1:30 EDT

Break: 1:30-2:00

Panel II: 2:00-3:30 EDT

Break: 3:30-4:00

Panel III: 4:00-5:30 EDT

Virtual Reception/Cocktail Hour: 5:35-6:30 EDT

Here again is the link: https://harvard.zoom.us/j/92389907585?pwd=Mlc5S3RSK0M1dFkyU3dvYXhxK0lkdz09 (the passcode should be embedded, but just in case, it’s 140223) (If you update to a recent version of Zoom, you can assign yourself to a breakout room of your choice and move from room to room.)


Harvard University's Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics is pleased to host this Zoom conference. It is joined by the following co-sponsors: Princeton's University Center for Human Values and Department of Politics; Boston University School of Law; University of California-Santa Cruz Institute for Social Transformation and the Politics and Legal Studies Programs; and University of Pennsylvania's Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy.

Become a Member of the ASPLP

If you are not already a member of the ASPLP, we encourage you to join. All who become a member by November 1 will promptly receive NOMOS LXIII: Democratic Failure and, later this year, NOMOX LXIV: Truth and Evidence (the volumes growing out of our most recent conferences). Only $50 per year for regular members and a mere $20 for graduate students and emeritus/a members. If you have trouble with the website, contact Jim Fleming at jfleming@bu.edu.


Stephen Macedo, President

James Fleming, Secretary-Treasurer

Eric Beerbohm & Elizabeth Beaumont, Editors

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