Political Theory Project

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Research Seminar

The PPE Research Seminar is a workshop designed for researchers from across disciplines and continents to present their work-in-progress for feedback and discussion.

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The focus of the PPE Seminar is to advance research on topics associated with our programs, including informal order and state building; economic, legal and political development; crime and incarceration; and intellectual history. We aim to be a place in the Brown community where scholars from around the world can engage with leading research that overlaps in disciplinary appeal and importance.

Invited speakers present research that is "work-in-progress" and not yet published. The paper is circulated a week in advance so that participants can read it ahead of time and come prepared to give feedback. There is a 45-minute presentation where the speaker gives an overview of the work, identifies fruitful areas for discussion, and then the floor is opened for discussion.

The PPE Seminar meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Please consult the tentative schedule below and feel free to attend — all are welcome!

Upcoming Seminars

Past Seminars