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The Laurier Institution presents: Milton K. Wong Lecture: Democracy on trial revisited

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2013 M.K. Wong LectureJoin Jean Betke Elshtain to explore if democracy as we now it is 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.
Thu, Jun 13, 7-9pm Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, UBC. FREE (tickets available at the door starting at 5pm on Jun 13). Call 604.822.1444 to reserve a seat.

The 2013 Milton K. Wong Lecture is presented by The Laurier Institution, UBC Continuing Studies and CBC Radio One, and will be recorded for broadcast on the CBC Radio One program, Ideas.
For online resources, view miltonkwonglecture.ca

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