Graduate Conference

Current Edition


V Geneva Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy

15 - 16 February 2024



The Department of Political Science & International Relations of the University of Geneva is proud to announce the fifth edition of the Geneva Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy, organized within the framework of the Geneva Colloquium in Political Theory (GECOPOL). The GECOPOL_Graduate will take place on 15-16 February 2024. A full in-presence conference, with keynote lectures live-streamed.

The conference is a forum for PhD students to present their works in progress, receive constructive feedback in a supportive atmosphere, and exchange ideas both with peers and with leading academics in the field of political philosophy worldwide. The GECOPOL_Graduate is structured in parallel sessions for students’ presentations, and two plenary sessions hosting two keynote lectures. The keynote speakers in the past editions were Seth Lazar (Australian National University), Ralf Bader (Université de Fribourg), Francis Cheneval (Zürich), Fabienne Peter (Warwick), Lea Ypi (London School of Economics and Political Science), Sandrine Baume (Université de Lausanne), and Jason Brennan (Georgetown University.) This year’s keynote speakers are:

Nadia Mazouz (ETH Zurich)

Andrea Sangiovanni (King's College London)

PhD students may express their interest in presenting papers at the GECOPOL_Graduate by sending an extended abstract of their intended contribution (max 1500 words – in English) accompanied by a short abstract (max 200 words – in English) and a curriculum vitae, by 5 November 2023. Paper proposals may focus on any area within political philosophy and should be suitable for a twenty-minute presentation. Both the short and the extended abstract must be anonymized for blind review. The submission of paper proposals is open to graduate students enrolled in a PhD programme at the time of submission. Conference attendance is free of charge and open to anyone upon registration. Accepted participants are responsible for seeking funds to cover their expenses. Details about the conference programme and other arrangements regarding the onsite logistics to follow. The working language of the GECOPOL_Graduate is English.


All correspondence (including paper submissions and additional inquiries) should be addressed to the GECOPOL_Graduate email address: gecopol(at)