American Political Thought: Call for Workshop Papers

Kravis Center, Claremont McKenna College

American Political Thought Journal: Call for Papers


The incoming editors of American Political Thought: A Journal of Ideas, Institutions, and Culture, 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 May 31-June 1, 2019, at the campus of Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California. Workshop participants will receive a $1000 honorarium. In addition, costs of travel, lodging, and meals will be covered.

While being especially interested in soliciting proposals from mid-career scholars in political science and history, APT is open to proposals from scholars at all ranks and from other disciplines who have working papers in the field of American political thought.

Applications should include the following materials:

  1. A curriculum vitae;
  2. A one-page abstract of your paper

Send these documents to and by March 6, 2019. Formal invitations to the workshop will be sent in the first half of March.

Applications are due by March 6, 2019.



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.

JMC is glad to announce the newest editors of the journal, JMC fellows Jeremy D. Bailey and Susan McWilliams. Nicholas Buccola, also a JMC fellow, will be the new book review editor.

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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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