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UCL Legal & Social Philosophy Colloquium - Laborde
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 4:00 PM (GMT)
London, United Kingdom
UCL Colloquium in Legal & Social Philosophy 2012:
Egalitarian Theories of Religious Freedom
Professor Cecile Laborde
Department of Political Science, UCL
on 1 February 2012, from 4-7pm
UCL Law Faculty
Bentham House, Endsleigh Gardens
London WC1H 0EG
About the speaker:
Cecile Laborde is Professor of Political Theory and Director of the Legal and Political Theory programme in the Department of Political Science at UCL. After studying political science in France, Cécile Laborde obtained a doctorate in Politics from Oxford University in 1996. She has held permanent posts in political theory at the University of Exeter and King's College, London. Her principal research interests are in the history of political ideas and contemporary political philosophy, both Anglo-American and European. She joined UCL in April 2003. In 2007, she was elected Associate Professor to the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. She spent the 2010-11 academic year in Princeton, as a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study.
Cécile has published on theories of law and the state, pluralism, syndicalism, and on contemporary theories of nationalism, toleration, republicanism, multiculturalism, secularism and global justice. She is interested in the interplay between normative, critical and contextual theory, and in the methodology of comparative political thought. She has published 4 books and has written articles in major journals of political science and political theory, including Journal of Political Philosophy, British Journal of Political Science, Political Theory, Political Studies, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, European Journal of Political Theory, and International Journal of Constitutional Law.
She recently published Critical Republicanism. The Hijab Controversy and Political Philosophy (Oxford Political Theory series, Oxford University Press, 2008) and Republicanism and Political Theory (co-edited with John Maynor) (Oxford Blackwell 2007). Her last book, entitled Francais, encore un effort pour devenir républicains! was published by Editions du Seuil in March 2010.
Papers for discussion will be made available normally between 10 days to two weeks in advance on this website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/laws/jurisprudence/colloquium
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