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PPE Society: London 2025

We are pleased to share that, in addition to the PPE Society’s Annual Meetings held each year in New Orleans, the international PPE Society will hold its first European conference next summer in 2025: PPE Society London!

The PPE Society London’s First Annual Meeting will be held at King’s College London from July 16-18, 2025.

The deadline for proposals is March 1, 2025.

Attendees will find several lodging options within walkable distance of KCL. Click here for some options.

Keynote Speakers:

Nancy Cartwright (Durham University and University of California, San Diego), will be a Keynote Speaker! She will give a talk titled, ”Is Economics Queen of the the Social Sciences?”

Submission Details:

We welcome submissions addressing anything that falls within the intersection of Philosophy, Politics and Economics, broadly construed.  We are especially seeking sessions that bring together people from different disciplines or with different perspectives.

Whether you are submitting a full session or panel proposal (with three different speakers) or a single-paper proposal, we are asking for anonymized abstracts for each speaker’s contribution. If you are submitting a single paper, please choose one of the twenty-three (23) topics under which your paper most closely aligns. The form link is at the bottom of the page.

Although the priority deadline for proposals and submissions is March 1, 2025 we would be grateful for early submissions.  

  • Session Submissions: Sessions should have a coherent theme or focus, but otherwise we welcome proposals for anything you think would be good and appropriate for the PPE Society.  The sessions will each be an hour and thirty minutes, and should have three speakers, leaving each speaker with 30 minutes maximum to present and field questions from the audience.  They involve a set of shortish talks on a single issue, theme or approach. **Full session proposals are much more likely to be accepted than single paper submissions.**
  • Author Meets Critics Submissions: AMC sessions should feature an author’s recent work, two commentators, and a rationale for why discussion of the book should be included in the conference program.
  • Panel Submissions: Panels consist of three speakers not giving separate papers, but carrying on a single connected discussion (i.e. PPE pedagogy, starting a PPE program, etc.). For this category, please submit a single abstract (providing an overview of the discussion panel). Please note that the “Other” option is intended to be a very broad category that can include discussions of substantive issues, current research, or looming problems, that are better addressed by a discussion among people than a set of presentations.
  • Paper Submissions: If you are not in a position to propose a full panel but have a paper you would like to present, you may submit an abstract for that paper. The plan for single-paper submissions is to see whether we might be able to build coherent sessions of three such talks (detailed above), using our topic categories. The topic labels, listed below, are there to help us in grouping papers into sessions that make sense, but a paper need not fit neatly into any of them. Please use the “Other” category to enter your own topic if it does not fit within those on the list below:
    • Criminal Justice
    • Democracy, Trust, and Liberalism
    • Finance and Regulation
    • Free Speech
    • History of PPE
    • Immigration and National Borders
    • Liberty and Equality
    • Methodology in PPE
    • Polarization
    • PPE and Big Tech/Data
    • PPE and Education
    • PPE and Public Health
    • PPE and the Environment
    • Protest, Political Emotions, and Political Violence
    • PPE and Poverty
    • PPE and Work
    • PPE and the Law
    • Power and Politics
    • PPE and Health Care
    • PPE and Well-being
    • PPE and Race
    • PPE and Gender
    • PPE and Social Norms
    • Other (____)

Special Notes:

  • Our plan is to limit people to two (or fewer) appearances on the program as a speaker or panelist.  At the same time, we place no limit on the number of proposals from an individual, and encourage you to put together sessions comprised of others speaking on (and moderating) PPE topics of interest. Our aim is to maximize the number of presenters, emphasize diverse voices, attract new participants who may not otherwise have joined us, and give our junior colleagues more opportunity to present and engage. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!
  • Undergraduates may submit proposals. If you are an undergraduate submitting a paper, panel, or session proposal, please include a reference letter from a sponsoring faculty member along with your PDF abstract upload.
  • Speakers will present in the order they are listed in the submission form.
  • For full session, AMC, and panel proposals, please combine all abstracts (if there are more than one) into one PDF for submission.