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A.J. Simmons (University of Virginia): “States and their Territories “
11 March 2013, 6:30 pm – 12 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.
This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come; first served basis.