Mission Statement

The Amsterdam Centre for Political Thought pursues two main goals:

  1. to stimulate interest in political theory by organising activities around key questions in political theory, such as the future of democracy, the requirements of global justice, the ethical challenges posed by large-scale immigration, the nature of political legitimacy, and so on;
  2. to bring together faculty members and graduate students from both the University of Amsterdam and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam interested in political theory and to create a platform for them to exchange ideas and knowledge, also with a view to grant applications.