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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Political Science

Department to Host APT Annual Conference, October 11-13

With support from the Provost Office, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Philosophy Department, and the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, the Department will be hosting the Tenth Annual Conference of the Association for Political Theory October 11-13. The Association was founded in 2000, and now boasts well over 1200 members from colleges and universities across the globe (as well as copycat organizations in at least a few other countries). The Association is devoted to promoting scholarly exchange between and among political theorists and political philosophers, and the value and place of political theory and political philosophy inside and outside the academy. APT conferences are somewhat unique, in that they are always small in size and include meals to foster intensive and extensive exchange and collaboration, and are always held on or in close association with campus communities. In 2010, the conference was held at Reed College, and in 2011 at Notre Dame. About 160 participants are expected for this year’s conference here at USC. For more information about the Association, the APT website is at:

The Clarion Hotel in downtown Columbia will serve as the host hotel for the conference. Panels and all other events will be held at the hotel on Thursday and Friday, October 11 and 12, and on the campus on Saturday, October 13. The individual hosts for the conference are Department faculty members Dan Sabia and Jill Frank, and also Justin Weinberg of the Philosophy Department. Dan is one of the founding members of APT.

Thursday, October 11, 2012