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The Shula Chair in Philosophy is pleased to bring you:

Democracy and Its Discontents — An Interdisciplinary Workshop

Friday, 17 February 2017, LSC Conference Room

Based on a true story, this workshop seeks to complicate our understanding of actually-lived democracy. Often referred to as if both its meaning and existence were self-evident, it seems that today democracy has never been more in question.  What is democracy? Is it an object or a process? Is it an institution or a practice? Is the issue simply a question of whether or not we have democracy, or is it more a matter of how democracy’s successes relies on its failures?


9:00 – 10:00 AM    Coffee and Pastries

10:00 AM               Opening Remarks

Welcome from Dean Margaret Farrar, College of Arts & Sciences, John Carroll University

Introduction, Professor Michael Eng, Shula Chair in Philosophy

10:30 AM               Theorizing Democracy

Professor Steven DeCaroli (Goucher College)
“Democracy and Equity”

Professor Patrick Mooney (John Carroll University)

12:00 – 2:00 PM     Lunch

2:00 PM                 Democratic Bodies

Professor Ann Holder (Pratt Institute)
“Following Black Citizenship Movements: Tell me what democracy looks like … ”

Professor Mindy Peden (John Carroll University)
Response: “Making and Unmaking Race and National Identity”

4:30 PM                 Reception

Free and Open to the Public. Lunch will be served. RSVP to by Monday, 06 February 2017.

Posted on January 31, 2017