2013 Milton K. Wong Lecture: Democracy on Trial Revisited

2013 Milton K. Wong Lecture: Democracy on Trial Revisited

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Date: 5/31/2013 2:24 pm
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Date of event June 13, 2013, 7-9pm
Location of event The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC

Is democracy as we know it in danger? In the 2013 Milton K. Wong Lecture, one of America's leading political philosophers and public intellectuals revisits the case she made 20 years ago in Democracy on Trial, (originally broadcast as the 1993 Massey Lectures). Drawing on examples from America and other parts of the world, Jean Bethke Elshtain explored the politics of race, ethnicity and gender identity in an attempt to open up a dialogue and move us beyond sterile sectarian disputes. Like Democracy on Trial, Democracy on Trial Revisited will generate wide debate and controversy.

Jean Bethke Elshtain is the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago. In addition to her many award-winning books, Professor Elshtain writes frequently for journals of civic opinion and lectures widely on themes of democracy, ethical dilemmas, religion and politics, and international relations. In 2011, she was honoured with the Democracy Service Award, previously given to the Dalai Lama, Lech Walesa, and Vaclav Havel, among others.

Tickets are free and available at the door beginning at 5pm on the evening of the lecture, June 13th.

Register online or call 604.822.1444 to reserve a seat.