CSPT Update, Summer 2013

Dear Colleagues, hope you’ve had a refreshing and productive summer! Here’s an update from the Chairs about CSPT activities in 2013:

  • Past Events
    We want to express our sincere thanks to all the participants of the CSPT conference on Political Thought and Historical Imagination which took place this past March at Yale. The two-day event generated great interest and lively discussions.  We were delighted to host many students and colleagues who were new to CSPT and remain especially grateful to the longstanding CSPT members who travelled far to support the event and the organization.
  • Upcoming Events
    CSPT will be hosting a reception at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association (APSA). It will take place at 7.30PM on Thursday, August 29 in the Joliet Room of the Hilton Chicago. This event is open to everyone, and we encourage members and friends to bring colleagues who may wish to learn more about the organization. You can more information and to RSVP here.CSPT Conference:
    Liberty and Conflict: Machiavelli on Politics and Power
    Columbia University, December 6 & 7, 2013
    Organizers: David Johnston and Nadia Urbinati
  • Spitz Prize
    CSPT has announced the call for the 2013 David and Elaine Spitz Prize. The Prize is awarded every year for the best book in liberal and/or democratic theory written two years earlier. The award committee for this year comprises of Colin Bird (chair), Michael Mosher, and Melissa Schwartzberg. Individuals and publishers are invited to nominate books for the Prize by sending books directly to the committee. The (postmark) deadline for submission is Labor Day, September 02, 2013. You can find more information about the Prize and the guidelines for submission here.
  • Membership
    Information about becoming a CSPT member can be found here.

Karuna Mantena & Bryan Garsten, CSPT Co-Chairs

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