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A.J. Simmons (University of Virginia): “States and their Territories “

11 March 2013, 6:30 pm12 March 2013, 8:00 pm

Auguste Comte memorial lectures
States and their Territories

Speaker: Prof. A.J. Simmons (University of Virginia)

Monday March 11 and Tuesday March 12 from 6:30-8:00 pm at LSE;Tower One; TW1; G.01

Chair: Gabriel Wollner (LSE)

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.

Further information for Day 1; including podcast

Further information for Day 2; including podcast

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come; first served basis.



11 March 2013, 6:30 pm
12 March 2013, 8:00 pm
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TW1.G.01, Tower 1
Clement's Inn
London, WC2A 2AZ United Kingdom