The Oxford Philosophy, Law, and Politics Colloquium is a new interdisciplinary colloquium series that brings together theorists from philosophy, politics, law, and beyond to discuss works-in-progress by distinguished visiting scholars. Sessions are held approximately thrice yearly – once each term – and a paper for each session is circulated in advance to participants. Those unable to read the paper in advance are nevertheless welcome to attend as a summary of the paper will be given. It is expected that papers by visiting guests will have broad academic and cross-disciplinary appeal. Beginning in 2021-22, the Colloquium is co-convened by Ruth Chang, Cecile Fabre, Kate Greasley, Alison Hills, and Cecile LaBorde.  
The Colloquium normally takes place in the Lecture Room at 10 Merton Street (University College) from 5:00-7:00 p.m. To attend any Colloquium, please register by emailing If you have questions about any event of the Colloquium, please email


October 17, 2019: Grant Lamond (Law) engages with John Tasioulas (KCL)
March 4, 2020: Alison Hills (Philosophy) engages with Miranda Fricker (CUNY) *Postponed due to strike action
May 7, 2020: Sophie Smith (Politics) engages with Imani Perry (Princeton) *Postponed due to pandemic 
October 30, 2020: Alison Hills (Philosophy) engages with Miranda Fricker (CUNY) *Online at Zoom
November 13, 2020: Thomas Sinclair (Philosophy) engages with Samuel Scheffler (NYU) *Online at Zoom 
January 20, 2021: Timothy Endicott (Law) engages with Cass Sunstein (Harvard) *Online at Zoom 
May 7, 2021: Tarunabh Khaitan (Law) engages with Cecile Fabre (Oxford) *Online at Zoom 
November 11, 2021: Kate Greasley (Law) engages with Seana Shiffrin (UCLA) *Online at Zoom
January 27 2022: Joint Event with the Ethics in AI Institute at Oxford - book discussion of System Error: Where Big Tech Went Wrong and How to Reboot with authors Rob Reich, Mehran Sahami, and Jeremy Weinstein. Comments by Vincent Conitzer, Bryce Goodman, and Helene Landemore*Online at Zoom
February 24, 2022: Alison Hills (Philosophy) engages with Nomy Arpaly (Brown) *Online at Zoom
May 5, 2022: Sophie Smith (Politics) engages with Imani Perry (Princeton) (we are expecting to hold all subsequent events including this one in person)
May 27, 2022: Ruth Chang (Law & Philosophy) engages with Sally Haslanger (MIT)
MT TBDAmia Srinivasan (Politics & Philosophy) and Sophie Smith (Politics) engage with Catherine MacKinnon (UMich/Harvard)
March 2, 2023: Cecile LaBorde (Politics) engages with Debra Satz (Stanford)
TT TBD: Jo Wolff (BSG) engages with Jeremy Waldron (NYU)
Check back at this page for further information. 

Accompanying each colloquium during Michaelmas and Hilary will be an Oxford PLP Seminar for students during which the paper and any other relevant material to the colloquium will be discussed. The seminars during 2021-22 will be held on Zoom. Email if you wish to register for the seminar.

11 November 2021: Seminar with Ruth Chang on Seana Shiffrin, 9-10:30a.m.  GMT *Online at Zoom

25 January 2022: Seminar with Ruth Chang on Reich, et al 3-5p.m. GMT *in person tbd

22 February 2022: Seminar with Ruth Chang on Nomy Arpaly, 3-5p.m. GMT  *in person tbd

Thanks are due to the Hewlett Foundation for funding that makes the PLP Colloquium Series possible.