Previous events

This is just a selection of the events that have been organised by the NPPW since its founding.


  • Marijn Knieriem (Radboud University): The limits of recognition.


  • prof. dr. Marc Davidson (Radboud University): Theories of Distributive Justice and the Cultural theory of Risk
  • dr. Gaard Kets (Radboud University): Vive la Commune! On the democratic repertoire of communalism
  • Dr. Denise Celentano (Radboud University): Labor Automation for Fair Cooperation: Should Machines Provide Meaningful Work for All?


  • prof. dr. Vivienne Matthies-Boon (Radboud University): Sisi’s Politics of Death in Egypt: Towards a Habermasian Conception of Trauma.
  • Dr. Tine Molendijk (Radboud University): Morally Wounded Veterans and Issues of Recognition.
  • Dr. Luigi Corrias (VU Amsterdam): Claims of Inhuman Suffering and the Boundaries of Legal Order.


  • Dr. Max Visser (Radboud University): Recognition and (de)humanization in the neoliberal workplace: A critical interrogation
  • Prof. Dr. Carles José i Mestre (University of Barcelona): Peoples, demoi and nations: The puzzle of political representation


  • dr. Patricia Schor (Radboud University): Figures of Race in Modernity: Blacks, Jews and Muslims
  • Prof. dr. Tim Heysse (University of Leuven): Norms for political cynics
  • Drs. Emily Soh (Israel Institute of Technology): Toward the ethics of technological urbanism.
  • Dr. Crispino Akakpo (Radboud University Nijmegen): Testing the Legality of Group-Differentiated Rights.
  • Prof. dr. Evert van der Zweerde (Radboud University Nijmegen): Between Anarchy and Authority. The Story of Political Philosophy in Russia.


  • Prof. Karl Raschke (University of Denver): The Kingdom, the Power, the Glory, and the Tawdry: Neoliberal Hegemony and the 'Undoing' of the Demos.
  • Dr. Vasti Roodt (Stellenbosch University): ​Violence as Metaphor.
  • Prof. Vasileios Syros (KNAW fellow): The Compass of Doubt: Good Government and Religious Tolerance in Simone Luzzatto's Political Thought.
  • Prof. Sjaak Koenis (Maastricht University): De Januskop van de democratie.


  • Drs. Gaard Kets (Radboud University Nijmegen): All Power to the Councils! The Council Concept in Political Theory from Marx to Arendt.
  • Workshop with drs. Pol van de Wiel (Radboud University Nijmegen) and dr. Bart Verheijen (Radboud University Nijmegen) on 'Claude Lefort (2016), Wat is Politiek?, Amsterdam: Boom.
  • Prof. Vasileios Syros (Senior Research Fellow at the Academy of Finland): ‘Soft’ and ‘Hard’ Power in Islamic Advice Literature.


  • Dr. Anya Topolski (Radboud University Nijmegen): Arendt,Levinas and a politics of relationality
  • Prof. Evert van der Zweerde (Radboud University Nijmegen): Putin's Philosophers.
  • Dr. Stefan Rummens (University of Leuven): Wat een Theater.


  • Prof. Thomas Pogge (Columbia University): The Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Prof. Maria de Lourdes Alves Borges (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina): Kant & Emotions.
  • Workshop on The Just City.
  • Workshop on Moral Duties and the Problem of Poverty.


  • Prof. Darlei Dall'Agnol ( Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina): The Meta-ethical assumptions of Kant's doctrine of virtue
  • Workshop on The future of the University, in conjunction with Soeterbeeck Programme and VOX.
  • Dr. Koen Vossen (Radboud University Nijmegen), Rondom Wilders: Portret van de PVV.


  • Workshop on Dr. Marin Terpstra's (Radboud University Nijmegen) book Onenigheid en Gemeenschap: Basisboek Politieke Filosofie (Boom 2012).
  • Workhop in conjunction with CESPP (University of Leuven) on political philosophy.
  • Dr. Marieke Borren (Radboud University Nijmegen): Rethinking Democratic Citizenship: Towards a Political Phenomenology of Worldliness.


  • Prof. Corinna Mieth (Ruhr University, Bochum): On Human rights and the strength of corresponding duties.
  • Dr. Carme Melo Escrihuela (guest researcher Radboud University Nijmegen): Towards an Environmental Transformation of Citizenship?
  • Prof. James Block (DePaul University): The Crucible of Consent.