7th Annual Doctoral Conference


Budapest 25-27 April, 2012

The event is hosted by the Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy, and International Relations at CEU and the Institute of Political Science at the Corvinus University of Budapest.





The deadline for submitting the papers is 15 April.

Since projects vary to a large degree we don't want to have a very precise definition of the format of the ADC-paper. As a norm, the papers start with a brief (cca 200 words) abstract, use author-date citation, consult the Chicago Manual http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/home.html on related issues, and are around 15-20 pages (preferably not more than 7000 words) long.

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1051 Budapest, Nador u. 9.
FT 309 – Faculty Tower classroom 309
MB 201, 203 – Monument building 2nd floor, classrooms 201, 203
Gellner, Popper room – Monument building 1st floor 
N13 - Nador u. 13.


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DAY 1 (25 April, 2012)

DAY 2 (26 April, 2012)

DAY 3 (27 April, 2012)

Participating only with a paper, no presentation


program outline:

Annual Doctoral Conference - Budapest 25-27 April, 2012

Central European University/Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy, and International Relations - Corvinus University of Budapest /Institute of Political Science

1051 Budapest, Nador u. 9.

DAY 1: 25 April, 2012 - Wednesday

13:00 - 13:30 REGISTRATION

13:30-15:30 PANEL SECTION 1

15:30-16:00 coffee break 

16:00-18:00 PANEL SECTION 2

WOLFGANG DIETRICH (University of Innsbruck)
"Interpretations of Peace in History and Culture"

19:00 dinner

DAY 2: 26 April, 2012 - Thursday

9:00-11:00 PANEL SECTION 3

11:00-11:30 coffee break

MAJA ZEHFUSS (University of Manchester) 
"War the gentle way?  Cultural knowledge and the social sciences at war"

12:30-13:30 lunch

13:30-15:30 PANEL SECTION 4

15:30-16:00 coffee break

IAN CARTER (University of Pavia)
"Basic Equality and the Site of Distributive Justice"

18:00 dinner

DAY 3: 27 April, 2012 - Friday

9:00-11:00 PANEL SECTION 5

11:00-11:30 coffee break

11:30-12:30 CLOSING LECTURE 
GERALD SCHNEIDER (University of Konstanz)
Peace through Power-Sharing? A Critical Assessment

12:30 reception



Off-ADC programs


Political Behavior Research Group and ELECDEM Workshop on Data Visualization and Graphing Results for the Social Sciences
April 26-28

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a dialogue between
George Soros and Alan Ryan

“The Concept of Open Society and Contemporary Political and Economic Developments”

Introduction: John Shattuck, President and Rector

Date: Friday, April 27, 2012
Time: 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Venue: Popper Room (CEU, Nador u. 9)
George Soros is Chairman of Soros Fund Management LLC and founder of the Open Society Foundations. He was born in Budapest in 1930. He survived the Nazi occupation and fled communist Hungary in 1947 for England, where he graduated from the London School of Economics. He then
settled in the United States, where he accumulated a large fortune through an international investment fund he founded and managed. Soros has been active as a philanthropist since 1979, when he began providing funds to help black students attend Cape Town University in apartheid South Africa. He has established a network of philanthropic organizations active in more than 70 countries. These organizations are dedicated to promoting the values of democracy and an open society. The foundation network spends about $500 million annually. Soros is the author of twelve books, including most recently, Financial Turmoil in Europe and the United States. His articles and essays on politics, society, and economics regularly appear in major newspapers and magazines around the world.
Between 1996 and 2009, Alan Ryan was Warden, New College, Oxford, and a professor of political theory, University of Oxford. From 1987 to 1996, he was a professor of politics, Princeton University, where he is now teaching, and prior to that, a fellow and tutor in politics and a university reader in politics, Oxford. He has taught in many other places in the United States, Australia, and South Africa. He has written The Philosophy of John Stuart Mill (1970), The Philosophy of the Social Sciences (1970), Property and Political Theory (1982), Bertrand Russell: A Political Life (1987), John Dewey and the High Tide of American Liberalism (1994), and Liberal Anxieties and Liberal education (1998). A collection of essays, The Making of Modern Liberalism, will appear this summer from Princeton University Press, and a two volume history of political thought, On Politics will appear in the fall
from Liveright Publishers.
RSVP by Wednesday, April 25 to sorosryan@ceu.hu

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The Political, Legal and Moral Philosophy Research Group cordially invites you to an interactive lecture with

Ian Carter (University of Pavia)

Friday, April 27

15:30-17:10 in Zrinyi Utca building, 412

Value-Freeness and Value-Neutrality in the Analysis of Political Concepts
About the lecturer
Ian Carter studied philosophy and politics in England at the Universities of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (B.A.) and Manchester (M.A.), and in Italy at the European University Institute in Florence (PhD.). During 1992-3 he was Lecturer in Political Philosophy at the University of Manchester. Since 1993, he has been a member of the Department of Political and Social Studies at the University of Pavia, where he is currently Associate Professor in Political Philosophy. In 2003, he was a visiting Research Fellow at the University of Oxford.
POLEMO represents a research group in Political, Moral, and Legal Theory. It was established in 2011, centered around, but not limited to, students and faculty from the Political Science and Philosophy Departments. Its main activities are meeting for philosophical analyses of the latest literature on the topic. It also organizes lectures and seminars.

The Political, Legal and Moral Philosophy Research Group
Central European University 
Nador u. 9
1051 Budapest


An event funded by the Student Union

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