Seeing Beyond the Veil: Race-ing Key Concepts in Political Theory (Day 1 of 2)

Presented by the Department of Political Science, the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, and the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women.
, Room 305

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How does work on race push us to reformulate or abandon established concepts in political theory? Participants in this conference draw on the archive of black political thought to make powerful interventions in how we think about key philosophical concepts such as justice, freedom, and democracy and challenge us to think them anew.

All presentations are free and open to the public. Please feel free to attend all or part of the conference.

Day 1 - Thursday, November 8, 2018

Location: Pembroke Hall, Room 305, 172 Meeting Street, Providence, RI
  • 9:15 AM “Can we Occupy Liberalism?”
    • Presentations by Charles Mills, CUNY Graduate Center and Jack Turner, University of Washington. Chaired by Sharon Krause, Brown University.
  • 10:45 AM “Republicanism in Black and White” 
    • Presentations by Barnor Hesse, Northwestern and Stephen Marshall, University of Texas at Austin. Chaired by Melvin Rogers, Brown University.
  • 2:00 PM “Democracy and Capitalism” 
    • Presentations by Michael Dawson, University of Chicago and Michael Hanchard, University of Pennsylvania. Chaired by Bonnie Honig, Brown University.
  • 3:45 PM “Black Feminism and Racial Justice”
    • Presentations by Shatema Threadcraft, Dartmouth College and Ainsley LeSure, Occidental College. Chaired by Tricia Rose, Brown University.