European University Institute - Florence
"Democracy and Lying: In What Ways Does the One Induce or Reduce the Other?"
Richard Bellamy (PhD, Cambridge) is Director of the Max Weber Programme at the European University Institute in Florence, and Professor of Political Science at the University College, London (UCL). He is one of the leading political theorists of his generation. He works on wide set of themes, including the history of European social and political theory (with particular emphasis on Italian political thought), and contemporary legal, social, and political philosophy. He is well known for his works in normative theory on republicanism, citizenship, democracy, and constitutionalism. He is author of 8 books to date, and edited or co-edited more than 25 books and special issues, including scholarly editions of works by Beccaria, Gramsci, and Bobbio. His latest book, A Republican Europe of States. Cosmopolitanism, Intergovernmentalism and Democracy in the EU for Cambridge University Press, is forthcoming in 2019.
Duncan Kelly (PhD, Sheffield) is Reader in Political Thought at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge. He has worked extensively on different topics in intellectual history and political theory, with an explicit interest in understanding how ideas from the past can shed light on contemporary politics. Currently his research focuses on the intellectual history of the First World War, the nature of political judgment, the challenge of the Anthropocene, and histories of the history of political thought since 1848. Among his many publications are: The State of the Political: Conceptions of Politics and the State in the Thought of Max Weber, Carl Schmitt and Franz Neumann (Oxford University Press for The British Academy, 2003), Lineages of Empire: The Historical Roots of British Imperial Thought (ed.) (Oxford University Press for The British Academy, 2009), and The Propriety of Liberty: Persons, Passions and Judgement in Modern Political Thought (Princeton University Press, 2010).