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Symposium on the Ethics of Democracy

November 22, 2019 

All events held in the Hariri Building, room 370. 

Agenda at a Glance 


8:15-8:30 Welcome

John Hasnas, Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics

8:30 - 10:15 am | Panel I – Structural Issues

Moderator: John Hasnas, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University


Essayists:

Georg Vanberg, Political Science, Duke University: Elections, Constitutions, and the Nature of Democracy

Keith Whittington, Politics, Princeton University: Legislatures versus the People in Constitutional Design

Alan Charles Kors, History, University of Pennsylvania: Consent of the Governed Is Not Enough

Emilee Booth Chapman, Political Science, Stanford University: Shared Agency and the Ethics of Democracy

 

10:30 - 12:00 am | Panel II – Voting and the Franchise

Moderator: Jason Brennan McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

Essayists:

Julia Maskivker, Political Science, Rollins College: Voting as a Duty of Common Pursuit

Daniel Weinstock, Philosophy and Law, McGill University: For the Democratic Enfranchisement of Children

Claudio Lopez-Guerra, Philosophy, Center for Research and Teaching in Economics: Democrats, Epistocrats, and the Enfranchisement Lottery

 

12:15 - 1:30 Lunch Recess

1:45 - 3:15 pm | Panel III – Specific Applications

Moderator: Peter Jaworski McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

 

Essayists:

James Otteson, Philosophy, Wake Forest University: Democracy and People over Profit

Erin Kelly, Philosophy, Tufts University: What is Justice?

Chris Surprenant, Philosophy, University of New Orleans: Democracy, Equality, and Transgender Athletes

 

3:30 - 5:00 pm | Panel IV - Alternative Forms of Democracy

Moderator: William English McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

 

Essayists:

Ryan Muldoon, Philosophy, University at Buffalo: Local Diversity and Polycentric Democracy

Ilya Somin, Law, Antonin Scalia School of Law, George Mason University: Free to Move: Foot Voting, Migration, and Political Freedom

Alex Guerrero, Philosophy, Rutgers: The Promise and Peril of Single-Issue Legislatures

 

 

5:00 pm | Closing remarks

John Hasnas

Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics