American Political Thought Journal: Call for Proposals

American Political Thought Journal: Call for Proposals


The editors of the journal American Political Thought, in concert with the Henry Salvatori Center for the Study of Individual Freedom in the Modern World, invite proposals for a workshop on American political thought.

The workshop will be held on January 29, 2022, at the campus of Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California. The Salvatori Center will provide workshop participants an $1800 honorarium/travel stipend. In addition, Salvatori will provide hotel accommodations for two nights as well as host a few common meals.

The organizers are open to proposals from scholars at all ranks and from other disciplines who have working papers in the field of American political thought. Participants should plan to present work that is nearly ready for submission to a peer reviewed journal, ideally to American Political Thought.

Application Instructions

To apply, please send your CV and a one-page abstract of your paper to and by November 15, 2021. Your abstract should say something about the current status of the paper. The organizers will make formal invitations to the workshop in late November.

The proposal deadline is November 15, 2021.



American Political Thought journal coverAmerican Political Thought: A Journal of Ideas, Institutions, and Culture is a JMC supported journal that bridges the gap between historical, empirical, and theoretical research. It is the only journal dedicated exclusively to the study of American political thought. Interdisciplinary in scope, APT features research by political scientists, historians, literary scholars, economists, and philosophers who study the foundation of the American political tradition. Research explores key political concepts such as democracy, constitutionalism, equality, liberty, citizenship, political identity, and the role of the state.

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The Henry Salvatori Center for the Study of Individual Freedom in the Modern World began more than thirty years ago in a conversation between George C.S. Benson, the founding president of Claremont McKenna College, and Henry Salvatori. Its inspiration was Mr. Salvatori’s concern for the nature and problems of freedom in the modern world. A dedicated anti-Communist, Salvatori became the leader of the small group of men (the so-called “kitchen cabinet”) who encouraged Ronald Reagan to enter politics and run for the governorship of California in 1966. Salvatori was concerned not only with the Communist threat to the Free World, but also with the long-range and more fundamental problem of the internal cohesion, the sense of purpose and self-confidence of the West, particularly the United States. With this in mind, he founded the Henry Salvatori Center at Claremont McKenna College to study the moral and intellectual foundations of civil society-the factors that inspire and ordain liberty, elevating it above mere license.

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