Department of Political Science


Political Theory Colloquium: Ian MacMullen (Penn, Political Science)

05 October 2021, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm

Ian MacMullen

Ian MacMullen is a political theorist whose primary research and teaching interests lie in the politics of education, citizenship, and/or religious and cultural pluralism. He is the author of two books. Civics Beyond Critics: Character Education in a Liberal Democracy (Oxford Political Theory series, Oxford University Press, 2015) explores the ways in which civic education in a liberal democracy could and should shape children’s values, beliefs, preferences, habits, identities, and sentiments. Faith in Schools? Autonomy, Citizenship, and Religious Education in the Liberal State (Princeton University Press, 2007) articulates a vision of liberal government in a multireligious society through a consideration of the fundamental principles of public education policy. Ian’s articles have been published in leading journals including the Journal of Political Philosophy, Journal of Politics, Theory and Research in Education, and Journal of Social Philosophy.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff | UCL students






Adam Swift

All sessions will occur online on Tuesdays from 14.00-16.00. Zoom links alongside the pre-circulated papers will be emailed in advance on this list. Note that the total time will be devoted to discussion, with postgraduate students enjoying priority for the first hour.

Open only to members of the academic community.