Professor of Political Science at University College, London.
Director of Max Weber Programme at European University Institute, Florence.
His main research interests are in the History of European Social and Political Theory post-1750 and Contemporary Analytical Legal and Political Philosophy. He is the author of Rethinking Liberalism (Continuum, 2000), Political Constitutionalism: A Republican Defence of the Constitutionality of Democracy (CUP, 2007) or Citizenship: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2008), as well as many edited volumes, book chapters and journal papers on the topics of topics such as European Liberalism, Pluralism, Ethics, Constitutionalism, Rights and the Rule of Law or Constitutionalism.
Richard Bellamy will present keynote lecture entitled "Overcoming the Demoi-cratic Disconnect: A Republican Intergovernmental Proposal for Reconnecting Citizens to EU Governance".
Professor of Political Philosophy at the Department of Political Science, Boston College.
He focusses on 18th century political philosophy and is a leading expert on Rousseau’s political thought. He is co-editor of The Collected Writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (University Press of New England 1990-2009) and The Challenge of Rousseau (CUP, 2013) and the author of Rousseau as Author (UCP, 2003) and Rousseau’s Exemplary Life (Cornell University Press, 1987), as well as many book chapters, journal papers and edited volumes on Rousseau’s thought.
Christopher Kelly will present keynote lecture entitled “Sovereign versus Government: Rousseau’s Republicanism”.
Professor of Politics and Human Values at Princeton University
Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy at the Australian National University, Canberra.
He works in moral and political theory, in the field of political philosophy and on background issues in the philosophy of mind and metaphysics. He has published multiple books, chapters and articles on the topic of republican political theory, including Republicanism (OUP, 1997), On the People's Terms: A Republican Theory and Model of Democracy (CUP, 2012) or A Political Philosophy in Public Life: Civic Republicanism in Zapatero's Spain (PUP, 2010), co-authored with Jose Marti.
Philip Pettit’s keynote address is entitled "Neo-liberalism and Neo-republicanism".