Noël O'Sullivan joined the Politics Department at Hull
University in 1967 after studying for an undergraduate degree at
LSE, doing postgraduate research at Harvard University, and then
completing his doctorate at the LSE. He was given a personal chair
in political philosophy at Hull in 1992.
Since 2011 I have been awarded a total of $270,000 by the US
Liberty Fund to organize and direct the following five
1. 3rd.-6th. Nov. 2011: awarded a contract of
$52,000 to organize and direct an international conference on ’The
public, the private and the political’ at Bath, UK.
2. July 18-21 2014: awarded a contract of
$52,000 to organize and direct a conference on ‘The place of
aesthetics in modern moral and political philosophy’ at Ockenden
Manor in Kent, UK.
3. 24th.- 26th. October 2014: awarded a joint
contract of $55,000 to co-direct an international conference on
‘Totalitarianism, democracy and freedom’ in Poland with a colleague
at Jagiellonian University (with which Hull SPPIS has a formal
4. Forthcoming, 22nd-25 September 2016: I have
been awarded a further joint contract of $55,000 to co-direct
another international conference at Jagiellonian University in
Poland on ‘The concept of freedom in contemporary republican
thought’. As I have noted, Hull SPPIS has a formal exchange
relationship with Jagiellonian University which cooperation of this
kind helps to keep alive.
5. Forthcoming in 2016: I have been awarded a
contract of $55,000 by the US Liberty Fund to organize and direct
an international conference in the UK on: ‘The concept of
constitutionalism in the political thought of Hayek, Oakeshott and
Leo Strauss’. The final date and location for this conference have
yet to be settled.
A further contract of $55,000 has been offered by the US Liberty
Fund but not yet signed to co-direct an international conference in
Paris with Dr. Catherine Marshall of Cergy-Pontoise Université in
2017, on the theme: ‘Is liberal democracy doomed to
self-destruction?’ Hull SPPIS has a formal exchange relationship
with Dr. Marshall’s university and cooperation of this kind, as I
noted in connection with my joint conferences in Poland, helps to
keep the relationship between our universities alive.
7th.-21st. May 2011: Visiting Professor at Jagiellonian
University, Krakow (Poland). I gave a course on 'Fundamental
problems in contemporary European political theory'.
Editorial and Advisory boards
Sept. 20011: I was invited to join the editorial board of
Politeja, which is the main Polish journal of political studies
(edited from Jagiellonian University)
October 2012: Invited to become a member of the International
Advisory Board (IAB) of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Univ.
of Cergy Pontoise in Paris.