Speaking Engagements – Previous

30 August 2011 “The Unified Theory of Punishment” – Invited speaker, Punishment Workshop, Cardiff University, UK

9 June 2011 “Reciprocity as Recognition” – Invited speaker, Rawls and Property Owning Democracy workshop, Tilburg University, Netherlands.

23 May 2011 Invited speaker, Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP), University of Birmingham, UK

19 April 2011 “Why Save the Planet?” – Invited speaker, Yale Working Group in Moral Philosophy, Yale University, USA

27-30 December 2011 “Comments on Sharon Hoff’s ‘On Law, Transgression, and Forgiveness: Hegel and the Politics of Liberalism’” – Invited commentator, American Philosophical Association—Eastern Division, Boston, USA

8-9 November 2011 “Reflections on Wolff’s Philosophy, Ethics, and Public Policy: Lessons from Sentencing” – Invited speaker, University of Oslo, Norway

2 November 2010 “Retribution and Capital Punishment” – Invited speaker, Department of Politics, University of Warwick, UK

6 October 2010  “Why Save the Planet?” – Invited speaker, Oxford Brookes University, UK

23 September 2010  “Is the Death Penalty Justifiable?” – Invited speaker, Edinburgh University Philosophy Society, UK

19-20 August 2010 “Just War and Excused War” – Invited speaker, Ethics of War conference, Carlsberg Akademi, Copenhagen, Denmark

9-11 July 2010 “A New Problem with the Capabilities Approach” – Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and Mind Association, University College Dublin, Ireland

2 June 2010 “Hegel and the State” – Invited speaker, Newcastle Law School, Newcastle University, UK

19-20 March 2010 Invited speaker, Justice at a Distance workshop, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA

29 March-1 April 2010 “A New Problem with Human Rights” – Political Studies Association annual conference, Edinburgh, UK

11 March 2010 “Why Save the Planet?” – Edinburgh University Philosophy Society, Edinburgh University, UK

4-6 March 2010 Invited panellist, ‘The Moral Foundations of a Free Society’ conference, Cambridge, UK

27-30 December 2010 Invited roundtable commentator, Association of Philosophy Journal Editors, American Philosophical Association-Eastern Division, New York City, USA

27-30 December 2010 Invited roundtable commentator, Committee on the Status of Women, American Philosophical Association-Eastern Division, New York City, USA

18 December 2009 “Why Save the Planet?” – invited speaker, Boston University Ethics Group, Boston University, Boston, USA

19-20 November 2009 “Rights in Context” – invited speaker, Recognition Theory of Rights Workshop, Cardiff University, UK

27-29 August 2009 “Moral Sentiments and the Justification of Punishment” – invited speaker, Adam Smith on the Conditions of a Moral Society, Interdisciplinary Adam Smith Conference commemorating 250th anniversary of The Theory of Moral Sentiments, Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature, University of Oslo, Norway

2-3 July 2009 “Rethinking Remedial Responsibilities” – invited speaker, Justice and International Wrongdoing Workshop, Queen’s University Belfast, UK

7-9 April 2009 “Nationalism without Nations” – Political Studies Association annual conference, University of Manchester, UK

7-9 April 2009 “A New Defence of ‘My Station and Its Duties'” – Political Studies Association, University of Manchester, UK

6 April 2009 “How to Write an Article” – Invited speaker, Postgraduate Conference, Political Studies Association, University of Manchester, UK

26-28 March 2009 Invited panellist, ‘James Wilson: Politics, Liberty and Law’ conference, University of St Andrews, UK

25 March 2009 “Why Save the Planet?” Invited speaker, Political Philosophy Group, University of Stirling, UK

14 March 2009 “Moral and Political Freedom” – Pettit and His Critics, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK (Philip Pettit respondent)

18 February 2009 “Why Save the Planet?” – invited speaker, Newcastle Ethics, Legal and Political Philosophy Group, University of Newcastle, UK

5 February 2009 “Why Save the Planet?” – invited speaker, Department of Philosophy, Durham University, UK

8-10 January 2009 “Why Save the Planet?” – invited speaker, Oxford Political Thought Conference, University of Oxford, UK

20 November 2008 “Why Save the Planet?” – invited speaker, Cardiff University, UK

6-7 November 2008 “Nationalism without Nations” – invited speaker, Ethical Responsibility in Relations between Communities and States seminar, Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature, University of Oslo, Norway

6-7 November 2008 “Climate Change and Negative Duties” – invited speaker, Global Justice and Human Rights workshop, University of Oxford, UK

29-31 May 2008 “The Capabilities Approach, Religious Practices and the Importance of Recognition” – invited speaker, Global Gender Justice conference, Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature, University of Oslo, Norway (published as ‘The Problem with Polygamy’)

22 May 2008 “Is the Death Penalty Justifiable?” – invited speaker, Department of Policy Studies, University of Lincoln, UK

4 April 2008 “Is Plato’s Political Philosophy Anti-Democratic?” – invited speaker, Deliberative Democracy Workshop, University of Newcastle, UK

1-3 April 2008 “A Critique of Pragmatism and Deliberative Democracy” – Political Studies Association annual conference, Swansea University, UK

10 March 2008 “How to Write an Article” – Graduate seminar, Department of Politics, University of Newcastle, UK

29 November 2007 “Problems with Expressivist Theories of Punishment” – invited speaker, Oxford Jurisprudence Discussion Group, University College, University of Oxford, UK

14 November 2007 “Problems with Expressivist Theories of Punishment” – invited speaker, Applied Philosophy-Ideas Sections conference, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

12 November 2007 “How to Write an Article” – invited speaker, University of Newcastle, UK

26 October 2007 “Hegel on the Family of Nations” – invited speaker, International Politics Research Seminar, University of Newcastle, UK

10-12 September 2007 “On the Importance of the Phenomenology‘s Preface” – invited speaker, Hegel Society of Great Britain, St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford, UK. (Yirmiyahu Yovel respondent)

4 May 2007 “Is Global Poverty a Crime?” – invited speaker, Northern Political Theory Association, Adam Smith Research Foundation, University of Glasgow, UK

11-13 April 2007 “Is Bradley a Retributivist?” – Political Studies Association annual conference, University of Bath, UK

4 April 2007 “Hegel’s Theory of Punishment” – invited speaker, School of Philosophy, University College Dublin, Ireland

15 March 2007 “A Unified Theory of Punishment” – invited speaker, Departments of Philosophy, University of St Andrews, UK

19 February 2007 “In Defence of Positive Freedom” – invited speaker, Café Culture, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK (Debate with Peter Jones)

20-21 November 2006 “Is Global Poverty a Crime?” – Pogge and His Critics, University of Newcastle, UK (Thomas Pogge respondent)

7 November 2006 “Shame on You, Shame on Me? Nussbaum on Shame and Punishment” – invited speaker, Department of Philosophy, University of Glasgow, UK

18 October 2006 “An Idealist Theory of Punishment” – invited speaker, Department of Politics, Edinburgh University, UK

11-12 August 2006 Invite commentator, Problems and Prospects for Ethical Naturalism conference, Durham University, UK

8 June 2006 “How to Write an Article” – Publishing and Conferences Roundtable, University of Newcastle, UK

14 May 2006 “On Retributivism” – Online Philosophy Conference (Michael Davis respondent)

14 May 2006 “Reply to Michael Davis” – Online Philosophy Conference

11-13 April 2006 “Starting an Academic Career” – invited speaker, Postgraduate Conference, Political Studies Association, University of Bath, UK

6-9 April 2006 “Plato, Hegel and Democracy” – invited speaker, Classics Association, University of Newcastle, UK

3 April 2006 “Shame on You, Shame on Me? Nussbaum on Shame and Punishment – Nussbaum’s Hiding from Humanity conference. (Martha Nussbaum respondent)

1-2 September 2005 ‘Plato, Hegel, and Democracy’ – Invited speaker; Hegel Society of Great Britain; St Edmund Hall, Oxford; UK

18-22 July 2005 ‘An Idealist Theory of Punishment’ – Idealism Today conference; Harris Manchester, Oxford; UK

1-3 July 2005 ‘An Idealist Theory of Punishment’ – Society for Applied Philosophy; St Anne’s College, Oxford; UK. My respondent was Gordon Graham.

1-3 July 2005 ‘Comment on Chris Megone, “Plato on Applied Ethics, Normative Ethics, and Meta-ethics”’- Invited speaker; Society for Applied Philosophy; St Anne’s College, Oxford; UK

4-6 April 2005 ‘An Idealist Theory of Punishment’ – Political Studies Association, University of Leeds, UK

4-6 April 2005 ‘A Problem of Principle: Dworkin’s Constructive Interpretivism’ – Political Studies Association, University of Leeds, UK

2 April 2005 ‘Comment on Sharon Cowan, “Consent and Criminalization in Offences against the Person”’- Invited speaker, Workshop on Criminalization, University of Stirling, UK

2 February 2005 ‘Knowledge and Power in Plato’s Political Thought’ – Invited speaker, Political Philosophy Workshop, University of Newcastle, UK

13 October 2004 ‘On Retributivism’ – Invited speaker, Political Philosophy Workshop, University of Newcastle, UK

2001-04 all talks as a graduate student:

9-12 July 2004 ‘On Retributivism’ – Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and Mind Association, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK

6 May 2004 ‘Kant’s Theory of Punishment’ – Invited speaker, Department of Politics, University of Newcastle, UK

5-8 April 2004 ‘How to Write an Article’ – Invited speaker, Postgraduate Conference, Political Studies Association, University of Lincoln, UK

6 March 2004 ‘Is Hegel a Retributivist?’ – Inaugural Wales and South-West England Postgraduate Conference in Politics and International Relations; University of Wales, Swansea; UK

11 February 2004 ‘Is Hegel a Retributivist?’ – Invited speaker, Political Theory Workshop, Department of Politics, University of Sheffield, UK

27-30 December 2003 ‘Is Hegel a Retributivist?’ – American Philosophical Association—Eastern Division; Washington, DC; USA. My respondent was Dean Moyar.

5 December 2003 ‘What is the Future of the Right to Trial by Jury?’ – Society for Applied Philosophy Friday Workshop, Senate House, University of London, UK

6 November 2003 ‘Is the Death Penalty Justifiable?’ – Invited speaker, Philosophy Society, University of Sheffield, UK

21 October 2003 ‘A Defence of Jury Nullification’ – Invited speaker, Ockham Society, University of Oxford, UK

8 October 2003 ‘A Defence of Jury Nullification’ – Senior Postgraduate Seminar, University of Sheffield, UK

20-25 August 2003 ‘Was T. H. Green a Utilitarian in Practice? Green and Mill on Crime and Punishment’- International Conference on Anglo-American Idealism, Olympic Centre for Philosophy and Culture, Pyrgos of Elia, Greece

12-18 August 2003 ‘A Defence of Jury Nullification’ – Law and Social Theory Workshop, Internationalen Vereinigung für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie, 21st World Congress, Lund University, Sweden

12-18 August 2003 ‘Dworkin’s Debt to Hegel’ – Internationalen Vereinigung für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie, 21st World Congress, Lund University, Sweden

15-17 April 2003 ‘Does Bevir’s Logic improve our understanding of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right?’ – Political Studies Association, University of Leicester, UK

3-5 April 2003 ‘A Defence of Jury Nullification’ – Association for Legal and Social Philosophy, University of Newcastle, UK

12 March 2003 ‘Is Hegel a Retributivist?’ – Senior Postgraduate Seminar, University of Sheffield, UK

20 February 2003 ‘The Right to Trial by Jury’ – Invited speaker, Philosophy Society, University of Sheffield, UK

4 September 2002 ‘T. H. Green’s Theory of Punishment’ – T. H. Green and Contemporary Philosophy conference; Harris Manchester, Oxford; UK

29-30 August 2002 ‘The Right to Trial by Jury’ – European Ethics Network Summit, European Union Parliament, Brussels, Belgium

14-18 June 2002 ‘Kant’s Theory of Punishment’ – Fourth European Congress for Analytic Philosophy, Lund University, Sweden

27-31 March 2002 ‘Plato’s Sceptical Authoritarianism’ – Society for the Contemporary Assessment of Platonism (SCAP), American Philosophical Association—Pacific Division, Seattle, USA

13 February 2002 ‘Kant’s Tempered Consequentialism’ – Senior Postgraduate Seminar, University of Sheffield, UK

26 January 2002 ‘Kant’s Tempered Consequentialism’ – Scottish Postgraduate Philosophy Association, University of Stirling, UK

1997 “Prospects for Democracy in Nepal” – Association of Asian Studies meeting, Dowling College, New York, USA