Brave New World 2022: Schedule

This year’s Brave New World is the twenty-sixth annual postgraduate conference organised by the Manchester Centre for Political Theory (MANCEPT). The conference will take place on Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th July 2022.

All talks on both days take place in the Boardroom, 2nd floor Arthur Lewis Building, The University of Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL. Refreshments will be served in the reception area outside the room.

You can download the full programme, including a book of abstracts, here.


Wednesday 6th July

11.30 – 12.30

Welcome & Lunch

12.30 – 14.00 
Opening Keynote – Jules Holroyd:
“Praise, Oppression, and Practice-dependent theories of moral responsibility”

14.00 – 14.15

14.15 – 15.45
Panel 1: Harm and Justice
Talia Shoval: “Is Nature a Noncombatant? On the Non-Human Casualties of Warfare and the Concept of Environmental Immunity”
Dennis Pirdzuns: “The Problem of Enough”

15.45 – 16.00

16.00 – 17.30
Panel 2: The Responsibilities of Citizens and States
Carline Klijnman: “Procedural Epistemic Democracy and Virtue-Based Epistemic Responsibilities”
Zara Goldstone: “Colonialism, Relational Inequality and Migration”

Wine Reception

Dinner at HOME Manchester
(2 Tony Wilson Pl, Manchester M15 4FN)


Thursday 7th July

9.00 – 9.30

Light Breakfast

9.30 – 11.00
Panel 3: Addressing Injustice
Hannah McHugh: “For a Backward-Looking Account of Political Responsibility: Rescuing the Role of Blame and Praise”
Paula Keller: “Utopia and the Modality of Injustice”

11.00 – 11.15

11.15 – 12.45 
Panel 4: Exploitation
Arianna Dini: “Cognitive Agency and Algorithmic Nudge”
Callum McRae: “Must Exploitation Theorists Choose Between Fairness and Non-Domination?”

12.45 – 14.00

14.00 – 15.30
Panel 5: Economic Injustices
Barbara Bziuk: “Corporate Finance as the Organisational Social Structure”
Elaine Yim: “Against the Parallel Case Argument for Workplace Democracy: Authority, Democracy, and Voluntariness”

15.30 – 15.45

15.45 – 17.15
Closing Keynote – Dorothea Gädeke:
“The Republican Concern with Domination”

17.15 – 17.20
Closing Remarks