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Chad Lee-Stronach / Political Theory Workshop

December 6, 2019 - 1:15pm to 3:00pm
Event Sponsor: 
Department of Political Science, McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society

Chad Lee-Stronach is an Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellow at the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, at Stanford University (in partnership with Apple University), working on algorithmic fairness and bias in automated systems.

He received his PhD from the Australian National University in July 2019 (Supervisors: Seth Lazar and Alan Hájek). His dissertation, 'Morality Under Risk', uses formal decision theory to defend absolutist moral theories against the charge that they cannot give adequate guidance in risky situations.

He is an award-winning teacher in philosophy and Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. In 2015, He won the Australian National University's College of Arts and Social Sciences Award for Excellence in Tutoring. In 2016, He was one of three recipients university-wide of a Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Education in the same category.


The Political Theory Workshop offers faculty and other scholars an opportunity to present "in progress" or recently completed work to a diverse audience from political science, philosophy, law, and other social sciences and humanities. Workshop papers come from all areas of political theory, including normative and positive theory, legal theory, and the history of political thought. Papers are circulated ten days before the seminar. Participants are expected to read the paper before the workshop. Each session begins with comments and questions on the paper by a discussant, a brief response from the author, followed by a general discussion.

Location: 
Encina Hall West, Room 400 (GSL)
Admission: 
All members of the university community are welcome to attend. To obtain copies of the papers under discussion and receive weekly email announcements, contact Brian Coyne
Contact Email: 
bkcoyne@stanford.edu