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States and their Territories: Boundaries of Authority

August Comte memorial lectures

Date: Monday 11 March 2013 
Time: 6.30-8pm 
Venue: TW1 G.01, Tower 1
Speaker: Professor A. John Simmons
Chair: Dr Gabriel Wollner

Modern states claim a wide variety of rights of control over particular geographical territories. These claims, however, are regularly disputed, often leading to violence. This fact makes practically pressing the questions, to be explored in these lectures, of how and to what extent such territorial claims by states can be justified.

A. John Simmons (Ph.D., Cornell) is Commonwealth Professor of Philosophy, and professor of Law; editor, Philosophy and Public Affairs; Editorial Board member, Social Theory and Practice. He specialises in political philosophy, ethics, history of moral and political theory, and philosophy of law.

This event will be followed by a drinks reception in the Atrium, Old Building.

This is the first in a series of two lectures by Professor Simmons, the second States and their Territories: To the Center of the Earth, takes place on Tuesday 12 March.

Although part of a series, this is a stand-alone lecture and can be attended without attending the second event.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSESimmons

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries email Tom Hinrichsen t.a.hinrichsen@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 7901.


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