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The Great Experiment: Questioning Democracy

 
 
Feb 8—May 17, 2018
 

A Seminar Series with BAM and Think Olio

 
 
 
 
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BAM partners with New York pop-up lecture outfit Think Olio for a new seminar series that freshly examines the tensions inherent in our government since its founding and the two main pillars, the Greek demos (“people”) and kratos (“power”), at its foundation. In this particular political moment when fractures in our democracy and the challenges posed to it become ever more urgent, The Great Experiment: Questioning Democracy is a call to grapple with some of the compromises necessary to make democracy function as a realistic form of government—while also addressing the areas where democracy can and needs to move closer to its professed ideals.

Seminars are open to all curious people, regardless of educational background. The format of each seminar comprises three 15-minute lectures, followed by discussion and text analysis with a professor.


 
Democracy Without Truth
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Democracy Without Truth
Thu, Feb 8, 2018
 
Democracy Without Truth
Thu, Feb 8, 2018
 

We investigate our current notion of truth in democracy, and the many instances of this playing out in our contemporary public discourse.

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Radical Prescription for Democracy
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Radical Prescription for Democracy
Thu, Mar 15, 2018
 
Radical Prescription for Democracy
Thu, Mar 15, 2018
 

What does it mean to consent to be governed? We look at Foucault’s assertions about power to study the relationship between democracy and freedom.

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Democracy By Whom? For Whom?
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Democracy By Whom? For Whom?
Thu, Apr 19, 2018
 
Democracy By Whom? For Whom?
Thu, Apr 19, 2018
 

From the discovery of the New World to the Trail of Tears to Black Lives Matter, we look at moments in American history when the country failed on its promise of inalienable rights.

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Radical Prescription for Democracy
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Democracy Reinvented?
Thu, May 17, 2018
 
Democracy Reinvented?
Thu, May 17, 2018
 

We examine Thomas Jefferson's shockingly radical view of democracy and discuss the implications for the future of democracy in our nation.

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