11th Braga Meetings Meetings on Ethics and Political Philosophy

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Call for Papers
June 9, 2021 to June 11, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Human Rights, Humanities, Philosophy, Political Science

11th Braga Meetings Meetings on Ethics and Political Philosophy, with a Special Session on ‘Celebrating John Rawls: 100 years after his birth; 50 years since the publication of A Theory of Justice’

(Online only)

University of Minho, 

Braga, Portugal

June 9 - 11, 2021


Abstract Submission Deadline: April 5, 2021 


The Braga Meetings on Ethics and Political Philosophy have established a reputation for providing scholars with an excellent opportunity to present both advanced and exploratory work to a welcoming audience. Graduate students, junior researchers and senior scholars are welcome to submit their work.

This event is organized by the CENTRE FOR ETHICS, POLITICS AND SOCIETY (CEPS), University of Minho (Braga).

This year the Braga Meetings, to be held on an online-only format, will have as a general topic “Contemporary Challenges to Citizenship and Democracy” but, as always, we welcome proposals in any area of moral, political, or legal philosophy and in normative political theory.




“Celebrating John Rawls: 100 years since his birth; 50 years after the publication of A Theory of Justice”

This year the Meetings on Ethics and Political Philosophy include a special session in honour of John Rawls, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth and of the 50th anniversary of the publication of his major work, A Theory of Justice. This special session comprises panel presentations and two plenary talks.

For the special session we welcome high quality presentations dealing with aspects of Rawls’ life and work. Presentations dealing mainly with secondary literature on Rawls and his ideas are also welcome and they will be accommodated as much as possible, depending on the number of slots that will be made available by the general organization of the Meeting.

For submissions please use the form provided in this site and state clearly in your abstract that you wish to present in the special session (rather than in the general sessions).


Keynote speakers:

Professor Richard Bellamy (University College London, UK)

Professor Serena Olsaretti (ICREA-Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain)

Professor Viriato Soromenho Marques (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal)

Professor Samuel Scheffler (New York University, USA)


Proposals are now welcome.


Abstract submission: Proposals must contain an abstract (400-500 words) prepared for blind review, along with 5 keywords.

All proposals must be submitted online through our website using the Registration Form (please, click “Submit Abstract” and fill the form):



Deadline for Abstract Submissions: April 5, 2021

Deadline for notification of acceptance: April 28, 2021.


The official language of the conference will be English.

A selection of the proceedings will be published online after a review process.

Further queries must be directed to bragameetings@ilch.uminho.pt 



Pedro Martins (CEPS - U. Minho)

António Baptista (CEPS / U. Minho)

Alexandra Abranches (CEPS/ U. Minho)