Prof. Ferenc Hörcher, together with Dr. Gülsen Seven, is organising a panel entitled Vocations of Realist Political Theory (VRPT) at the 14th Annual Conference 2017 (11th - 13th September) of MANCEPT WORKSHOPS, of the University of Manchester. Hörcher’s own paper is entitled Francesco Guicciardini: Realist Historian? Theorist? Statesman?, which is read out and discussed in the panel in absence of him. In the panel Mrs. Dóra Kis-Jakab, junior researcher of the Institute also presents a paper on political realism.