Recent Talks

Terror Bombing

“Rethinking Civility”

May 16-17, 2020
Workshop on Uncivil Protest
Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey

Incarceration barbed wire

“The Ethics of Prison Breaks”

April 3, 2020
Political Philosophy Seminar
San Raffaele University
Milan, Italy

Incarceration barbed wire

“The Ethics of Prison Breaks”

October 28, 2019
Northwestern Political Theory Seminar
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois

Protesting Police Violence | Copyright Rena Schild |

“Two Kinds of Unreasonable Disagreement”

June 26, 2019
Workshop on Hate Speech
UCL Department of Philosophy
London, England


“The Public Role of Ethics and Public Policy”

June 6, 2019
Launch event for Routledge Handbook on Ethics and Public Policy
Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University
Oxford, England

Incarceration barbed wire

“Dangerous Speech”

June 4, 2019
York Political Theory Seminar
University of York
York, England


“Propaganda Interventions”

May 22, 2019
Workshop on Foreign Indirect Intervention
Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace
Stockholm, Sweden


“The Structure of Subversion”

May 16, 2019
Workshop on “The Ethics of Police and Media Stings”
University of Liverpool
Liverpool, England

Stop Censorship

“The Deep Morality of Free Speech”

April 4, 2019
PPE Seminar, Political Theory Project
Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island

Stop Censorship

“The Deep Morality of Free Speech”

February 8, 2019
Centre for Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs
University of St. Andrews
St. Andrews, Scotland


“Punishment, Poverty, and Proportionality”

December 4, 2018
Department of Political Science
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark

“Dangerous News”

October 1, 2018
Conference on Complicity
Bern, Switzerland

“Democracy’s Epistemic Crisis: The Ethics of Banning Fake News”

August 30, 2018
American Political Science Association Annual Conference
Boston, Massachusetts

“Banning Fake News”

June 30, 2018
Society for Applied Philosophy Annual Conference
Utrecht, Netherlands

Freedom of Speech

“Dangerous Speech”

June 15, 2018
Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre
University College London

“A Comment on Neutrality, Autonomy, and Pluralism”

May 3, 2018
UK-Latin America Political Philosophy Network Conference
Mexico City, Mexico

Stop Racism Protesters

“The Ethics of Counter-Speech”

October 10, 2017
Society for Politics, Philosophy & Economics
King’s College London

Free Speech

EVENT: “Dangerous Speech & Other Challenges”

with talks by
Jeremy Waldron (NYU)
Corey Brettschneider (Brown)
Timothy Garton Ash (Oxford)
and more…

Friday, 12 May 2017

Crime Scene

“The Human Rights to Security from Crime”

March 29, 2017
UK-Latin America Political Philosophy Network Conference
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Hate Speech

“Hate Speech and Intervening Agency”

April 2, 2017
American Philosophical Association (Pacific Division) Conference
Seattle, WA


“What’s Wrong with Mass Incarceration”

New Voices in Legal Philosophy

March 24, 2017
King’s College, London
London, England

Incarceration barbed wire

EVENT: “Fighting for Prison Reform”

A Roundtable Discussion on the Future of Prisons in the UK

Thursday, 16 February 2017
UCL School of Public Policy
The Council Room
29-30 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9QU


“Dangerous Speech”

December 13, 2017
Institute of Experimental Medicine
University of Kiel
Kiel, Germany


“Hate Speech and Democratic Deliberation”

August 9, 2016
Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance
University of Canberra
Canberra, Australia


“What’s Wrong with Mass Incarceration”

July 19, 2016
ANU Workshop in Ethics & Political Philosophy
JG Crawford Building
Canberra, Australia

Free Speech

“Criminal Incitement and Freedom of Expression”

July 4, 2016
ANU School of Philosophy
Coombs Building 9
Canberra, Australia

Freedom of Speech

“The Criminalization of Dangerous Speech”

June 22, 2016
UCL Faculty of Laws
UCL Pearson G22 LT, Pearson Building
Gower Street
London, England WC1E 6BT

University College London

“Normative Interventions”

February 18-19, 2016
University College London
London, England

A two-day conference exploring a range of questions about the relation between political theory and political practice.  This conference was funded by the British Academy and the MIND Association.  See the programme.

Hate Speech

“Hate Speech, Incitement, and the Problem of Intervening Agency”

February 4, 2016
LSE Political Philosophy Seminar
London School of Economics
Houghton Street, London, England


“Relational Inequality, Racial Bias, and Mass Incarceration”

January 14-15, 2016
Social Equality and Public Policy Workshop
University College London
London, England


“The Ethics of Negotiating with Kidnappers”

January 6, 2016
American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Conference
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Road NW
Washington, DC

San Francisco

“The Difficulty of Distress: On the Ethics of Trigger Warnings”
with Malte Frøslee Ibsen

September 3, 2015
American Political Science Association Annual Conference
San Francisco, CA


“Hate Speech as Provocation”

September 1, 2015
MANCEPT Political Theory Workshops
University of Manchester
Arthur Lewis Building
Manchester, England