Le Club

Adrien Abecassis

Adrien Abecassis

Adrien Abecassis est Visiting Fellow au Weatherhead Center for International Affairs de Harvard. Diplomate de formation, il a été conseiller pour les affaires européennes puis conseiller politique à l’Elysée de 2012 à 2017.

Nadia Abu El-Haj

Nadia Abu El-Haj

Nadia Abu El-Haj is Professor in the Departments of Anthropology at Barnard College and Columbia University, and Co-Director of the Center for Palestine Studies at Columbia. In addition to numerous journal articles published on topics ranging from the history of archaeology in Palestine to the question of race and genomics today, Abu El-Haj has published two books: Facts on the Ground: Archaeological Practice and Territorial Self-Fashioning in Israeli Society (2001), which won the Albert Hourani Annual Book Award from the Middle East Studies Association in 2002, and The Genealogical Science: The Search for Jewish Origins and the Politics of Epistemology (2012). She is currently working on a third book-length manuscript provisionally titled, The Ethics of Trauma: Moral Injury, Combat, and U.S. Empire.

Michael Behrent

Michael Behrent

Michael C. Behrent teaches modern European history at Appalachian State University (North Carolina).

David Bell

David Bell

David A. Bell is Sidney and Ruth Lapidus Professor in the Department of History at Princeton University. He is the author of six books, including The Cult of the Nation in France (2001) and The First Total War (2007). His new book, on charisma and power in the age of revolutions, is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He writes regularly for publications that include The Nation and The London Review of Books. In 2018-19 he will be the John and Constance Birkelund Fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library.

Sheri Berman

Sheri Berman

Sheri Berman is professor of Politics at Barnard College Columbia University. She has written extensively on European history and politics, the development of democracy and dictatorship, fascism, populism and the history of the left for both scholarly and non-scholarly publications. Her most recent book length project, Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe: From the Ancien Regime to the Present Day is forthcoming from Oxford University Press.

Una Blagojević

Una Blagojević

Una Blagojević is a first-year PhD student at the Department of History, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.

Rita Carlos

Rita Carlos

Rita Carlos est doctorante en sociologie à l’Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ) au sein du Centre d’études sur le droit et les institutions pénales (CESDIP). Ses travaux portent sur la justice des mineurs, notamment le rétablissement, en France, de prisons à destination d’enfants ou de lieux de privation de liberté, à l’interface entre le milieu carcéral et le milieu ouvert. Elle étudie en particulier les rapports de pouvoir à l’œuvre dans ces établissements mis en perspective avec les trajectoires des acteurs et le système de contraintes dans lequel ils s’inscrivent. Elle a également réalisé plusieurs documentaires audios tels que Bande organisée ou Devenir patient.

Nathalie Caron

Nathalie Caron

Nathalie Caron est professeure à Sorbonne Université, dans l’UFR d’études anglophones. Spécialiste des questions religieuses aux Etats-Unis, plus particulièrement au cours de la période fondatrice des Etats-Unis, elle s’intéresse aux processus de sécularisation et aux recompositions religieuses. Elle est l’auteure de Thomas Paine contre l'imposture des prêtres (L’Harmattan, 1999), ainsi que de plusieurs articles sur Paine dont « The Relevance of Thomas Paine’s Religious Thought Today », dans Thomas Paine: Common Sense for the Modern Era (Ronald King, ed., San Diego State University Press, 2009). Elle a co-signé, avec Naomi Wulf, « Les Lumières américaines : continuités et renouveau » (Transatlantica, 2009). L’article a remporté le prix David Thelen décerné par l’Organization of American Historian et a été publié en anglais sous le titre « American Enlightenments: Continuity and Renewal », dans The Journal of American History (2013). Elle a co-dirigé, avec Guillaume Marche, La Politisation du religieux en modernité (Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2015). Vient de paraître « Sécularisme, sécularité, laïcité aux États-Unis », dans La laïcité dans la tourmente (Roseline Letteron, dir., Sorbonne Université Presses, 2019).

Joël Charbit

Joël Charbit

Joël Charbit est docteur en sociologie de l’université Lille 1 et chercheur associé au CLERSE (UMR 8019). Ses travaux portent sur la participation des personnes détenues au gouvernement des prisons en France et, avec Gwenola Ricordeau, sur l’histoire comparée des mouvements de prisonniers en France et aux États-Unis.

Rohan Chatterjee

Rohan Chatterjee

Rohan Chatterjee is a PhD student in Latin American History at the University of Chicago, focusing on rural and indigenous histories. Before grad school Rohan lived in Venezuela teaching English, as well as occasionally writing on regional topics for varios publications including The London Economic, Latin Correspondent, Foregin Policy In Focus and others.

Laetitia Citroën

Laetitia Citroën

Laetitia Citroën studied at the Ecole Normale Supérieure and is currently a PhD candidate in political philosophy at the University of Lyon. Her dissertation examines the philosophical background necessary to rethink economic "development" and genuine independence in West Africa.

Peter Coviello

Peter Coviello

Peter Coviello is Professor of English at the University of Illinois-Chicago, where he specializes in American literature and queer studies. He is the author of Intimacy in America: Dreams of Affiliation in Antebellum Literature (Minnesota 2005), Tomorrow’s Parties: Sex and the Untimely in Nineteenth-Century America (NYU 2013) – a finalist for a 2014 Lambda Literary Award in LGBT Studies – and, most recently, Long Players: A Love Story in Eighteen Songs (Penguin Books 2018). His next book, Make Yourselves Gods: The Unfinished Business of American Secularism – A Mormon Story, is expected from the University of Chicago Press in 2019.

Tim Crane

Tim Crane

Tim Crane is a Professor of Philosophy at the Central European University, Budapest. He previously taught at UCL and the University of Cambridge, where he was Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy. He founded the Institute of Philosophy in the University of London in 2005. He has written a number of books on the nature of the mind, on metaphysics and on religion and religious belief. His most recent book is The Meaning of Belief (Harvard University Press 2017). He is the Philosophy Consultant Editor of the TLS.

Julia Dehm

Julia Dehm

Julia Dehm is a Lecturer at the La Trobe Law School, Melbourne, Australia. Her research addresses international climate change law and regulation, transnational carbon markets and the governance of natural resources as well as human rights issues. Prior to starting at La Trobe Julia was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at the University of Texas in Austin and a Resident Fellow at the Harvard Law School Institute for Global Law and Policy. Her work has been published in the Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice, the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment, the London Review of International Law and her forthcoming monograph Reconsidering REDD+: Law, Power and Authority in the Green Economy is under contract with Cambridge University Press.

Hugo Drochon

Hugo Drochon

Hugo Drochon is a political theorist and historian of political thought at the University of Cambridge, with interests in continental political philosophy, democratic theory, liberalism and political realism. His latest book is Nietzsche’s Great Politics, and he is currently researching elite theories of democracy and their impact on democratic theory. His website can be found here: https://www.hist.cam.ac.uk/directory/dr-hugo-drochon

Eskil Elling

Eskil Elling

Eskil Elling is a Ph.D. student in Philosophy at Northwestern University. He works on contemporary critical theory and post-Kantian political and aesthetic thought.

Michelle Falkenbach

Michelle Falkenbach

Michelle Falkenbach is a doctoral candidate in public health, management and policy at the University of Michigan. She finds her niche in the unification of public health, policy and political science and is currently researching the impact of the populist radical right governments on health and health policy. Her work finds its focus in Western Europe, particularly in Austria and Italy, and she frequently collaborates with the WHO and the European Observatory on projects related to health and policy making in the European realm.

Catherine Fieschi

Catherine Fieschi

Catherine Fieschi is director of the London-based research and advisory group Counterpoint. Counterpoint provides governments, NGOs and enlightened corporate actors with strategic advice on how cultural and social dynamics affect politics and policy-making. Prior to founding Counterpoint, Catherine led the London-based think tank Demos (2005-2008). Catherine holds a PhD in comparative political science from McGill University and is the author of In the Shadow of Democracy (2008) and of numerous pamphlets and articles on extremism, populism, and identity politics and their impact on policy and politics. Her new book, Populocracy: the Tyranny of Authenticity and the Rise of Populism (Agenda/Columbia University Press), is out in July 2019.

Arthur Goldhammer

Arthur Goldhammer

A blog about contemporary French politics by an American observer based at Harvard University’s Center for European Studies

Daniel Gordon

Daniel Gordon

Daniel Gordon is professor of History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Bernard Harcourt

Bernard Harcourt

Bernard E. Harcourt is a contemporary critical theorist, advocate, and the author most recently of The Counterrevolution: How Our Government Went to War Against Its Own Citizens(Basic Books, 2018). He is the Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science at Columbia University.

Hervier

Hervier

Docteur et agrégé de lettres, enseignant à l’université, Hervier écrit des articles, chroniques et comptes rendus d'ouvrages sur la politique.

Stephen Hopgood

Stephen Hopgood

Stephen Hopgood is Pro-Director (International) at SOAS, University of London, and Professor of International Relations in the Department of Politics and International Studies. Most recently, he was co-editor (with Jack Snyder and Leslie Vinjamuri) of the book Human Rights Futures (Cambridge University Press, 2017) in which he has a chapter titled: "Human Rights: On the Road to Nowhere." He is the author of The Endtimes of Human Rights (Cornell University Press, 2013) and Keepers of the Flame: Understanding Amnesty International (Cornell University Press, 2006). In addition, he has published on US foreign environmental policy, the future of humanitarianism and the Responsibility to Protect.

Dick Howard

Dick Howard

Dick Howard is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Stony Brook University. He has written widely on Marx and post-Marxism, critical theory, the New Left, and American political thought. Among his fifteen books are The Marxian Legacy (Palgrave, 2019, third edition); From Marx to Kant (2nd ed., Palgrave Macmillan, 1993), Aux origines de la pensée politique américaine (Buchet-Chastel, 2008); The Primacy of the Political: A History of Political Thought from the Greeks to the French and American Revolutions (Columbia, 2010); Between Politics and Antipolitics: Thinking About Politics After 9/11 (Columbia, 2016) and Les Ombres de l’Amérique: De Kennedy à Trump (Éditions François Bourin, 2018). He is also a frequent political commentator for American, French, and German media.

Cody James Inglis

Cody James Inglis

Cody James Inglis is Junior Researcher at the Institute of Political History (Politikatörténeti Intézet) in Budapest, Hungary. He is an alumnus of the Department of History, Central European University, where he defended his MA in Comparative History jeles (with excellence). He is also a screenwriter and researcher for the documentary film Georg which traces different aspects of the contemporary intellectual reception and memory politics surrounding the Hungarian Marxist philosopher György (Georg) Lukács and his archive in Budapest (forthcoming, 2019).

Anton Jäger

Anton Jäger

Anton Jäger is a doctoral candidate in the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge. His research interests include contemporary theories of populism, democracy, popular sovereignty, pluralism, basic income debates and corporate personality. His current thesis examines the intellectual history of late nineteenth-century American Populism under the provisional title “Populism and the Democracy of Producers in the United States, 1877-1922.” He has recently published in academic journals such as Constellations, Global Intellectual History and the European Journal of Social Theory, while also contributing to popular magazines such as Jacobin.

Robert Kehoe

Robert Kehoe

Robert L. Kehoe III is an editor at The Point Magazine, whose writing has appeared in the LA Review of Books, Boston Review of Books, First Things, and Commonweal, among others. He has been featured at Arts and Letters Daily and DIGG.com, and is currently working on a book on the political and philosophical dimension of athletics.

James Kloppenberg

James Kloppenberg

James T. Kloppenberg was born in Denver and educated at Dartmouth (A.B. 1973) and Stanford (M.A., 1976, Ph.D., 1980). He enjoys playing tennis, swimming, hiking, and following the Red Sox, the Celtics, and soccer everywhere. He and his wife Mary have lived in Wellesley, MA, since 1980. In recognition of his teaching, he has been named a Harvard College Professor and awarded the Levinson Memorial Teaching Prize by the Harvard Undergraduate Council. He teaches courses on European and American thought, culture, and politics from the ancient world to the present. He serves as the chair of the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies, as well as on the faculty of the graduate program in American Studies and the undergraduate concentration in History and Literature. He also serves on the council of The Tocqueville Review/La Revue Tocqueville.

Travis Knoll

Travis Knoll

Travis Knoll is a PhD candidate in History at Duke University. His current work focuses on Black religion, Catholicism, and affirmative action policy in Brazil.

David Kretz

David Kretz

David Kretz is a graduate student in philosophy at the École Normale Supérieure, and has studied political theory, intellectual history, and literature in Vienna, Berlin, and Paris. He has written for The Point Magazine, Public Seminar, Asymptote Journal, Die Bärliner, and Opium Philosophie. He also contributes regularly to Piqd.de.

Justine Lacroix

Justine Lacroix

Justine Lacroix est professeure de théorie politique à l'Université libre de Bruxelles. Elle est notamment l'auteure de L'Europe en procès. Quel Patriotisme au-delà des nationalismes? (Cerf, 2004), La pensée française à l'épreuve de l'Europe (Grasset 2008). Elle a co-édité, avec Kalypso Nicolaïdis, European Stories. Intellectual Debates on Europe in National Contexts (Oxford University Press, 2010). Elle a récemment publié, avec Jean-Yves Pranchère, Le Procès des droits de l'homme. Généalogie du scepticisme démocratique (Paris, Seuil, 2016) qui vient d'être traduit en anglais (Human Rights on Trial, Cambridge University Press 2018).

Aurore Lambert

Aurore Lambert

Aurore Lambert est secrétaire générale de la Revue française des affaires sociales et doctorante en science politique à Paris 1. Ses travaux portent sur le capital culturel des élus nationaux.

Eloi Laurent

Eloi Laurent

Eloi Laurent est économiste senior à l'OFCE, Professeur à l'École du Management et de l'innovation de Sciences Po et Professeur invité à l'Université de Stanford.

Olivia Leboyer

Olivia Leboyer

Olivia Leboyer est docteur en science politique et enseigne à Sciences Po Paris. Sa thèse, Elite et Libéralisme, a été publiée en 2012 chez CNRS éditions. Ses recherches actuelles portent sur la confiance au sein de l’armée.

Mark Lilla

Mark Lilla

Mark Lilla was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1956, and was educated at the University of Michigan and Harvard University. After holding professorships at New York University and the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, he joined Columbia University in 2007 as Professor of the Humanities. He has been awarded fellowships by the Institut d’études avancées (Paris), the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton), and the American Academy in Rome. In 1995 he was inducted into the French Order of Academic Palms. Lilla is a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books, the New York Times, and publications worldwide. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. He lectures widely and has delivered the Weizmann Memorial Lecture in Israel and the Carlyle Lectures at Oxford University. In 2015 Overseas Press Club of America awarded him its prize for Best Commentary on International News in Any Medium.

Antoine Lilti

Antoine Lilti

Antoine Lilti est directeur d’études à l’Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales, spécialiste de l’histoire et de l’historiographie des Lumières. Il est l’auteur de Le Monde des salons. Sociabilité et mondanité à Paris au XVIIIe siècle (Fayard 2005), Figures publiques. L’invention de la célébrité (1750-1850) (Fayard 2014) et s’apprête à publier L’héritage des Lumières. Ambivalences de la modernité (EHESS/Gallimard 2019).

Vincent Lloyd

Vincent Lloyd

Vincent Lloyd is a scholar of religion and political theory teaching at Villanova University. He is currently writing a book about the politics of fatherhood, divine and human.

Jozef Majernik

Jozef Majernik

Jozef Majerník is a PhD candidate in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. He holds a BA from the Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts and an MA in philosophy from Leiden University. His major interests are Plato, Nietzsche, Patočka, and modern returns to ancient thought.

Adrien Maret

Adrien Maret

Adrien Maret est doctorant en science politique à l’Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ) au sein du Centre d’études sur le droit et les institutions pénales (CESDIP). Ses travaux portent sur le secteur associatif qui intervient dans les prisons en France. Il étudie en particulier les directions/coordinations/représentations nationales des principales associations et institutions ainsi que les relations de pouvoir qui existent entre elles. Il s’est par ailleurs intéressé à l’histoire carcérale, aux relations police-population et aux répercussions sociopolitiques des attentats en France.

Lucile Marion

Lucile Marion

Lauréate Fulbright, Lucile Marion enseigne au Linfield College (Oregon). Ses intérêts de recherche portent sur les relations entre philosophie et sciences sociales, tout particulièrement l'histoire, aussi bien que sur les relations réciproques entre théorie (le travail philosophique) et pratique (l'engagement militant). Pour le mémoire de recherche, rédigé dans le cadre du Philmaster (ENS/EHESS), elle a comparé différentes façons d'écrire l'histoire chez Michel Foucault et les historiens des années 1970 en France.

Tommaso Milani

Tommaso Milani

Tommaso Milani has recently obtained a PhD in International History from the London School of Economics and Political Science. His main research interests include the international history of the socialist movement and the emergence of the idea of economic planning in Western Europe.

Sarah Miles

Sarah Miles

Sarah Kathryn Miles is a doctoral student in history at the University of North Carolina. Sarah studies twentieth century global francophone history, particularly the interactions between France and its former colonies including Quebec, Algeria, the French Caribbean, and French West Africa. Her MA thesis will focus on the francophone anti-colonial left in the 1960s and '70s, researching their intellectual productions and unique social networks from Montreal and Paris to Algiers and Dakar.

Samuel Moyn

Samuel Moyn

Samuel Moyn is a Professor of Law at Yale Law School and a Professor of History at Yale University. His areas of interest in legal scholarship include international law, human rights, the law of war, and legal thought, in both historical and current perspective. In intellectual history, he has worked on a diverse range of subjects, especially 20th-century European moral and political theory.

Josiah Ober

Josiah Ober

Josiah Ober is Mitsotakis Professor in the School of Humanities and Science at Stanford University, with appointments in classics and political science. He works on historical institutionalism and political theory, focusing on the political thought and practice of the ancient Greek world and its contemporary relevance. He is the author of a number of books, the most recent of which are Demopolis (Cambridge 2017) and Democracy and Knowledge (Princeton 2008).

Fatma Oussedik

Fatma Oussedik

Fatma Oussedik est Professeure en Sociologie à l’Université d’Alger 2, département de Sociologie. Elle a été invitée à intervenir dans diverses universités et a publié dans de nombreux pays. Ses ouvrages principaux sont «  Identité Féminine à Alger », « Relire les Ittifaqat », « Raconte moi ta ville », « Mutations Familiales en Milieu Urbain » et traduisent son intérêt pour ce qui constitue l’essentiel de ses recherches, ses travaux sur les minorités politiques en Algerie, les Ibadites, les femmes, les jeunes. Elle est membre de Conseils Scientifiques en Méditerranée et a reçu le prix 2019 du Savoir Partagé de l’Université de la Manouba, à Tunis, Tunisie.

Antoine Pageau St-Hilaire

Antoine Pageau St-Hilaire

Antoine Pageau-St-Hilaire is a PhD student in the John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. A native French Canadian, he earned his BA at Université Laval and his MA at the University of Ottawa. His research interests include Ancient philosophy, German philosophy, and political philosophy. He works specifically on appropriations of Greek philosophy in Continental philosophy (especially phenomenology and hermeneutics). His work has been published in various journals, including Polis, Interpretation, Dialogue, Etica & Politica, Bulletin d'analyse phénoménologique, Philosophiques, Politique et Sociétés, and the Revue de métaphysique et de morale.

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Skomantas Pocius

Skomantas Pocius is a Ph.D. candidate in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago, where he studies ethics and political philosophy. He holds a BA from the University of Oxford and an MA from the University of Chicago. His work has appeared in The Point, The American Conservative, and The Daily Signal.

Sophia Rosenfeld

Sophia Rosenfeld

Sophia Rosenfeld is the Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. She specializes in the intellectual history of the Enlightenment and trans-Atlantic Age of Revolutions and is the author of three books: A Revolution in Language: The Problem of Signs in Late Eighteenth-Century France (Stanford, 2001), Common Sense: A Political History (Harvard, 2011), and Democracy and Truth: A Short History (UPenn, 2019).

Adam Rowe

Adam Rowe

Adam Rowe is a postdoctoral teaching fellow at the University of Chicago. A historian of the United States, Rowe's research has focused on American political thought from the Revolution to the Civil War.

Sarah Rozenblum

Sarah Rozenblum

Diplômée de l'IEP de Paris, Sarah Rozenblum a travaillé à la direction de la recherche du Ministère des Solidarités et de la Santé et dans des cabinets privés. Elle est doctorante en santé publique et sciences politiques à l'Université du Michigan à Ann Arbor. Son travail en santé publique se double d'un intérêt pour la philosophie et les sciences religieuses, qu'elles a étudiées à l'Ecole normale supérieure et auprès du rabbin Delphine Horvilleur.

David Runciman

David Runciman

David Runciman is Professor of Politics at Cambridge University and author of a number of books on the history of democracy, including The Confidence Trap (2013) and How Democracy Ends (2018). He writes regularly about politics for the London Review of Books and hosts the popular weekly podcast Talking Politics.

Christopher Schaefer

Christopher Schaefer

Christopher Schaefer recently completed a year-long project archiving the papers of foreign affairs commentator William Pfaff in his Parisian home.

Joan Wallach Scott

Joan Wallach Scott

Joan Wallach Scott is Professor Emerita in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study. Her classic, Gender and the Politics of History, has just been reissued in a thirtieth anniversary edition by Columbia University Press. Recent work includes, The Politics of the Veil; The Fantasy of Feminist History; and (forthcoming) Knowledge, Power, and Academic Freedom.

David Sessions

David Sessions

David Sessions is a doctoral candidate in European history at Boston College and a visiting student at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. He previously worked as a journalist and editor, and his writing appears occasionally in The New Republic, Jacobin, and elsewhere. His website can be found here: https://hdavidsessions.wordpress.com/

Blake Smith

Blake Smith

Blake Smith is a Harper Schmidt Fellow at the University of Chicago. He is a historian of modern France and a translator of contemporary francophone fiction. He writes for such popular media outlets as Tablet and Aeon.

James Sparrow

James Sparrow

James T. Sparrow is Associate Professor in History and the College at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Warfare State: World War II Americans and the Age of Big Government (Oxford University Press 2011). With William Novak and Stephen Sawyer he has edited Boundaries of the State in U.S. History (University of Chicago Press 2015) and two special issues of the Tocqueville Review on problems of the democratic state . He is currently completing Atomic Liberty: The Problem of the Democratic State in the American Century, a study of how global power transformed conceptions of self-government in the United States from the 1940s to the 1970s.

Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins

Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins

Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins is currently a Visiting Presidential Fellow in the Religion Department at Yale University. He is writing a book for Columbia University Press tentatively titled, The Other Intellectuals: Raymond Aron and the United States . He is on the editorial board of the Tocqueville Review.

Jonny Thakkar

Jonny Thakkar

Jonny Thakkar is an assistant professor of political science at Swarthmore College and the author of Plato as Critical Theorist (Harvard 2018). He previously taught at the University of British Columbia and was a postdoctoral fellow with Princeton University’s Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts. He is one of the founding editors of The Point .

Tom Theuns

Tom Theuns

Tom Theuns is a postdoctoral researcher in political and legal theory at Utrecht University. As a member of the ETHOS project, he looks at questions of justice in Europe, especially in the context of democratic representation and the right to vote. More generally, his work interrogates the democratic legitimacy of European politics and themes in democratic theory like disenfranchisement, the limits of the demos, and democratic procedure.

Sebastian Veg

Sebastian Veg

Sebastian Veg is a professor (directeur d’études) of intellectual history of 20th century China at the School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), Paris and an honorary professor at the University of Hong Kong. He was director of the French Centre for Research on Contemporary China (CEFC) in Hong Kong from 2011 to 2015. He has written on Chinese intellectuals and public spheres in the 20th century, the memory of the Mao era, and the democracy movement in Hong Kong. His most recent book is Minjian: The Rise of China’s Grassroots Intellectuals (Columbia 2019).

Samuel Walker

Samuel Walker

Samuel Walker is an American engaged in graduate studies of philosophy and international relations at the Freie Universität in Berlin, where he also works as an editor and translator.

Lisa Wedeen

Lisa Wedeen

Lisa Wedeen is the Mary R. Morton Professor of Political Science and the College and the codirector of the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory at the University of Chicago. She is the author of Ambiguities of Domination: Politics, Rhetoric, and Symbols in Contemporary Syria (UChicago 1999) and Peripheral Visions: Publics, Power and Performance in Yemen (UChicago 2008). Her latest book, Authoritarian Apprehensions: Ideology, Judgement, and Mourning in Syria is forthcoming in September 2019.

Patrick Weil

Patrick Weil

Patrick Weil is a historian of immigration and citizenship law, a senior research fellow at the CNRS and the University of Paris 1, and a visiting professor at Yale Law School. His most recent book is Le sens de la République.

Albert Wu

Albert Wu

Albert Wu is assistant professor of history at the American University of Paris. He specializes in the global history of health and religion, and his latest book is From Christ to Confucius, offering a revisionist history of how European missionaries in China went from outspoken opponents of Confucianism to ardent defenders of it.

Levent Yilmaz

Levent Yilmaz

Levent Yilmaz a enseigné l'histoire culturelle et intellectuelle européenne à Istanbul aux universités Bilgi et Koç. Ses recherches portent sur l'historiographie et sur les fondements juridico-politiques de la modernité en Europe. Il a travaillé avec Tullio Gregory (SAS, Fondation San Carlo di Modena) pour son mémoire de MA et avec François Hartog pour son doctorat à l'EHESS. Il y a soutenu en 2002 une thèse sur « La Querelle des Modernes ». Le jury a été composé de Roger Chartier, Marcel Gauchet, Quentin Skinner et Françoise Waquet. Il a également travaillé comme éditeur (Dost, Actes Sud, YKY, Galaade etc.). Il a publié Le Temps Moderne (Gallimard 2004). Il a également dirigé la traduction turque du Dictionnaire des mythologies de Yves Bonnefoy (Dost 2000) et a publié deux volumes collectifs sur Giambattista Vico (Bilgi U. Press 2007). Il était le commissaire de l’exposition rétrospective de Yüksel Arslan au Musée santralistanbul en 2009. Il travaille sur la notion de la nature humaine et de la sociabilité dans les écrits des penseurs politiques (Machiavel, Vitoria, Juste Lipse, Alberico Gentili, Suarez, Grotius, Althusius, Selden, Hobbes, Puffendorf) dans la tradition du droit naturel et historiographie du politique, en mettant l'accent sur l'œuvre du penseur napolitain Giambattista Vico. Il a été Senior Braudel Fellow à l'Institut universitaire européen, Directeur d'études invité à l'EHESS, Mellon Fellow à l'Université Harvard, Villa I Tatti et Fellow de l'Institut d'études avancées de Paris. Il est actuellement membre associé du Centre de recherches historiques de l’EHESS.

Valentine Zuber

Valentine Zuber

Valentine Zuber est Directrice d’études à l’École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE-PSL) titulaire de la chaire de « Religions et relations internationales ». Historienne de formation, elle s’est d’abord spécialisée dans l’histoire de la tolérance religieuse et du pluralisme en Europe. Elle a particulièrement travaillé sur les formes prises la laïcité en France et dans le monde. Elle s’intéresse actuellement aux rapports historiques entretenus entre le christianisme et les droits de l’homme. Elle travaille enfin sur les paradoxes de la défense de la liberté de religion et de conviction dans le monde, dans le cadre de l’universalisation des droits de l’homme.

Ivana Mihaela Žimbrek

Ivana Mihaela Žimbrek

Ivana Mihaela Žimbrek comes from Zagreb, Croatia. She is currently a first-year PhD student at the Department of History, Central European University, where she works on a dissertation entitled “Links in the Chain: Department Stores and the Transformation of the Economic, Social and Urban Environment in Socialist Yugoslavia, 1950s–1980s.” Her scholarly interests include the histories of society, everyday life, architecture and urban planning under European state-socialism. Since 2014, she has written for several feminist and cultural non-profit media in Croatia on topics such as art, design, popular culture and cinema.