Conference Schedule

All panels take place in Whitney Humanities Center, Room 208.

Thursday, January 25

2:00 to 2:15 pm: Welcome remarks by Seyla Benhabib and Hélène Landemore

2:15 to 5:00 pm: Opening Panel: The Crisis of Democracy (with a 15-minute break in the middle)

  • Yves Sintomer, “Condemned to Post-Democracy?”
  • Christopher Achen, “Managing Democratic Crises: Some Empirical Foundations”
  • Phillip Thompson, “The Imperative of Change: Why We Are Not Returning to Post-WWII Normalcy”
  • Frances Rosenbluth and Ian Shapiro, “Democratic Competition: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”

Chair: Susan Stokes
Discussants: Susan Stokes and Jacob Hacker

Friday, January 26

9:30 to 11:00 am: Second Panel: Responses to Populism

  • Ayşen Candaş, “Advanced Populism: The Turkish Case and Its Lessons for Beginners”
  • John McCormick, “Populism, Plutocracy and the Contemporary Crisis of Democracy”
  • Melissa Schwartzberg, “Democratic Equality in the Age of Trump”
  • Rahul Sagar, “Can the World Be Saved from Democrats?”

Chair and discussant: Judith Resnik

11:00 to 11:30: Break

11:30 to 1:00 pm: Third Panel: Institutional Solutions

  • Robert Post, “Reform and Diagnosis”
  • Arash Abizadeh, “Representation, Bicameralism, and Sortition: Reconstituting the Senate as a Randomly Selected Citizen Assembly”
  • Jeffrey Green, “The Problem of Institutional Reform: The Regulation of the Most Advantaged”
  • Isabelle Ferreras, “It’s the Corporation, Stupid!: The Bicameral Firm as a Transition Plan Toward Economic Democracy”

Chair and discussant: David Grewal

2:00 to 3:30 pm: Fourth Panel: Negotiating the Boundaries of the Demos

  • Rainer Bauböck, “Globalization, New Technologies, and the Future of Democratic Citizenship”
  • Bernard Harcourt, “When A Liberal Democratic Land of Immigrants Closes Its Borders: The Ethical and Political Implications”
  • Larry Lessig, “Why We (the People) Can’t Help But Embarrass Democracy”
  • Diana Mutz, “Globalization, Public Opinion, and Objectification of the Other”

Chair and discussant: Seyla Benhabib

3:30 to 4:00 pm: Break

4:00 to 5:30 pm: Fifth and final panel: Rethinking Democracy in the Global Age

  • Archon Fung, “Power, Organization, and Liberation”
  • John Keane, “Humbling Power”
  • Hélène Landemore, “The Principles of Open Democracy”

Chair and discussant: Karuna Mantena