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Call for Application -  Two funded 5-year PhD positions in Ethics & Political Philosophy (50% each) at the Université de Fribourg

- Writing a doctoral thesis under the supervision of Prof. Ralf Bader.
- Teaching one semester-long proseminar per academic year in German (position 1) / in French (position 2).
- Supporting administrative tasks, research activities and teaching of the chair for ethics and political philosophy.
- Master's degree or equivalent in philosophy.
- Very good knowledge of English and German (position 1) / English and French (position 2).
- PhD project in ethics or political philosophy.
CHF 29,955.25 per annum in the 1st year up to CHF 35,845.55 per annum in the 5th year.
Starting date:
1 July 2022 or to be agreed.
Duration of employment:
The appointment is initially for one year (probationary period) with the possibility of extension to a total of 5 years.
Applications consisting of:
1. curriculum vitae,
2. a research proposal for a doctoral thesis of about 2-5 pages,
3. a writing sample of about 15-20 pages
should be sent by email to ralf.bader(at) by 31 January 2022. Two confidential letters of recommendation should also be sent by email to ralf.bader(at) by 31 January 2022.
Podcast with  Emanuela Ceva, Professor of Political Theory at the University of Geneva

Interview de Nenad Stojanović, Professeur FNS de science politique à l’Université de Genève.

The Geneva Debate - 26 May 2021 18:00 - 20:00

Inaugural meeting Online and at Maison de la Paix.

On 26 May, 2021, two teams of four students from the Graduate Institute will engage in an hour-long debate at Maison de la paix in front of an online audience and a distinguished panel of judges.


  • Prof. Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou, Professor and Chair International History and Politics Department, The Graduate Institute.
  • Prof. Suerie Moon, Co-Director, Global Health Centre, Graduate Institute.
  • Prof. Emanuela Ceva, Full Professor of Political Theory, University of Geneva.
  • Ms Kritika Khanijo, Legal Consultant, World Health Organization.
  • Mr Mario Jiménez, Programme Manager, GAVI / WEF Global Shaper.


  • Mr Marcel Mione: Journalist and Host – Géopolitis, Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS).

More information here.


The successful candidate will work within the research project "How to evaluate objections to political compromises and their rebuttals". In its first part, the project will provide a systematic mapping of the objections against political compromises developed by 20th and 21st century scholars within the field of political theory. In the second part, the research will evaluate the robustness of the objections towards political compromises and their rebuttals. This evaluation will be conducted in considering normative and empirical strengths of the inventoried objections and rebuttals and should contribute to a theory of the role of compromise in democratic decision-making.

This project is conceived as a collaborative undertaking between the principal investigator (Prof. Sandrine Baume) and the post-doc to be recruited. The principal investigator and post-doc will share the research effort and produce both individual and joint publications.

More information here.


En tous temps la Commune
Une publication pour commémorer les 150 ans de la Commune de Paris by Antoine Chollet, Tatiana Fauconnet et Thomas Bouchet

Création de Philo-normes
Philo-normes, nouvelle liste de diffusion, a été créée pour relayer les informations relatives à l'actualité de la recherche en philosophie politique, morale, juridique et sociale, en particulier à destination des universitaires francophones.
Elle permet l'annonce de publications, appels à contributions, séminaires, journées d'étude, colloques, appels à candidature, etc., dans ce domaine.
Elle entend notamment prendre le relai de la liste phimopo, qui s'est arrêtée en décembre dernier, avec la fermeture du service yahoogroupes, après avoir rendu de très grands services à notre communauté.
Vous pouvez vous abonner à Philo-normes à cette adresse:
Pour poster un message, merci de tenir compte des recommandations suivantes:
+ Les messages sont de préférence rédigés en français (ou en anglais).
+ Les informations essentielles (objet, thème, date) figurent dans l'objet du message pour permettre un tri rapide par les abonnés.
+ Les hyperliens vers une page internet sont privilégiés et les fichiers attachés évités autant que possible (et ne doivent pas, lorsqu'ils sont indispensables, dépasser les 5 Mo).