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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



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. We will provide the Zoom link to all 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

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


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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