The Annual Debate

Since 2015 the Royal Institute has brought philosophers and other thinkers together for constructive debate and careful discussion.  In 2018, David Miller and Lea Ypi addressed the motion, ‘‘The Nation is an Institution which has Outlived its Usefulness’. Details of the 2019 Debate will be announced here soon.

David Miller

David Miler Senior Research Fellow and Professor of Political Theory at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, and Visiting Professor of Law and Philosophy at Queen’s University, Ontario. His longest standing interest is in the idea of justice, originally social justice but now also global justice. He has published three books about this: Social Justice (Clarendon Press, 1976), Principles of Social Justice (Harvard University Press, 1999) and most recently a collection of essays, Justice for Earthlings (Cambridge University Press, 2013).

Lea Ypi

Lea Ypi is Professor in Political Theory in the Government Department, London School of Economics, and Adjunct Associate Professor in Philosophy at the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University. She is the author of Global Justice and Avant-Garde Political Agency and (with Jonathan White) The Meaning of Partisanship, both published by Oxford University Press.

Past Debates