Theory Talks provides a forum for research fellows and visiting scholars of the Max Planck Institute to discuss questions relating to legal, political and moral theory. The seminars normally take place once a month, and will include a short introductory talk (15-30 minutes) followed by a general discussion. Each seminar will focus on a new publication, a classic text, a current development, or a work in progress by a fellow or visitor. All are welcome to participate in the discussions.
For previous sessions, please check the archive.
Fellows or visitors wishing to present a piece of work or to suggest a theme for a future edition of Theory Talks are warmly invited to contact the organisers.
The Past as Tragedy, the Present as Farce? International Law's Historiographical Turn and the Reading of History
Marxist Approaches to International Law