Symposium on Liberalism’s Religion by Cécile Laborde
31 May 2018 (9:00-17:00) – 1 June 2018 (9:00-17:00)

In Trinity term Nuffield College will host a symposium on Cécile Laborde’s recent book Liberalism’s Religion, which came out with Harvard University Press in September. The book offers an account of the extent to which secularism is a requirement of liberal legitimacy, asks whether religion should receive special treatment in the liberal state, and revisits the concept of religion at the heart of contemporary western liberal philosophy.

Confirmed speakers include:

Stephen Macedo (Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics, Princeton) [Keynote]
Teresa Bejan (Associate Professor of Political Theory, Oxford)
Paul Billingham (Junior Research Fellow in Political Philosophy, Oxford)
Michael Freeden (Emeritus Professor of Politics, Oxford)
David Miller (Senior Research Fellow, Oxford)
Lois McNay (Professor of Theory of Politics, Oxford)
Elise Rouméas (Postdoctoral Research Associate in Political Theory, Oxford)
Zofia Stemplowska (Associate Professor of Political Theory, Oxford)
Stuart White (Associate Professor of Political Theory, Oxford)

The event will be free to attend, but space is limited and so registration will be required. If you wish to attend please complete the registration form here:
Date: 31 May 2018, 9:00 (Thursday, 6th week, Trinity 2018)
Venue: Nuffield College, New Road OX1 1NF
Speaker: Various Speakers
Organising department: Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR)
Booking required?: Required
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Cost: Free
Audience: Public
Editors: Holly Omand, Minna Lehtinen