• 1.Witnessing Professionals and Climate Change

    The Anxieties of Democracy program's Working Group on Climate Change, in collaboration with the Media and Democracy program and Princeton University, will host “Witnessing Professionals and Climate Change” a conference on the ethics of professionals in the face of climate change. Hosted by Professor Nancy Rosenblum, "Witnessing Professionals" will feature panels with lawyers, scientists, public health and university officials in order to discuss the role of professionals and institutions in combating climate change. This event is made possible with funding from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Carnegie Foundation, the Knight Foundation, and the Democracy Fund.

    Date
    , 9:00am –
    Location
    Princeton University
    Program
    Anxieties of Democracy
    Meetings & Events
  • 2.Distribution Conference

    On February 9th, 2018, the Anxieties of Democracy program’s working group on distribution convened at Yale University. The conference brought our working group members together to explore how changes in the structure of the global economy affect the viability of long settled features of distribution.

    Date
    , 9:00am
    Program
    Anxieties of Democracy
    Meetings & Events
  • 3.“Political Equality,” a public talk by Danielle Allen

    Renowned scholar, author and political theorist Danielle Allen concluded her activities as the 2017 Democracy Fellow of the SSRC’s Anxieties of Democracy program last week with a public lecture in New York City. Professor Allen presented a powerful, provocative lecture on political equality to a capacity audience at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College Nov. 16, followed by a response from NYU Law professor Jeremy Waldron. Following the formal program Professor Allen signed copies of her recent books Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A and Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality. Professor Waldron also signed copies of his book One Another’s Equals: The Basis of Human Equality. As the 2017 Democracy Fellow, Professor Allen also conducted three graduate seminars for New York-area students and junior faculty from University Fund institutions. Professor Allen is among the most respected political theorists today, and serves as the James Bryant Conant Professor at Harvard, as well as director of the university’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics. Much of her work and writings have been focused on issues surrounding democracy, race and inequality in all its forms – educational, economic, political, and judicial.

    Date
    , 5:30pm –
    Location
    Roosevelt House at Hunter College
    Program
    Anxieties of Democracy
    Meetings & Events
  • 4.Negotiating Agreement in Congress Panel at APSA 2017

    Date
    , 10:00am –
    Program
    Anxieties of Democracy
    Meetings & Events
  • 5.SSRC-DFG Workshop: “Democratic Anxiety – Democratic Resilience”

    This workshop, held in Mainz, Germany, continued the partnership between SSRC’s Anxieties of Democracy program and the Democratic Anxieties project supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The workshop provided a collegial space for early career American and German scholars of democracy to present their research to each other and a set of senior social scientists from both sides of the Atlantic. Topics included minority representation, the success of populism, and the surveillance state.

    Date
    Location
    Mainz, Germany
    Program
    Anxieties of Democracy
    Meetings & Events
  • 6.SSRC-DFG Workshop: “Democratic participation – a broken promise?”

    Date
    Location
    Villa Vigoni, Lake Como
    Program
    Anxieties of Democracy
    Meetings & Events
  • 7.Negotiating Agreement in Congress Research Grants, 2016 Awardees

    Date
    , 12:00pm
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    Program
    Anxieties of Democracy
    Meetings & Events
  • 8.Negotiating Agreement in Congress Research Grants, Selection Committee Meeting

    Date
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    Program
    Anxieties of Democracy
    Meetings & Events
  • 9.Working Group on Climate Change Workshop

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    Program
    Anxieties of Democracy
    Meetings & Events
  • 10.Working Group on Institutions Conference

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    Program
    Anxieties of Democracy
    Meetings & Events
  • 11.'Democratic Exclusion: A Think-In in Three Acts,' featuring Charles Taylor

    Date
    , 6:00pm –
    Location
    Civic Hall (156 5th Ave., NY, NY)
    Program
    Anxieties of Democracy
    Meetings & Events
  • 12.2016 Democracy Seminar with Professor Charles Taylor

    Date
    Program
    Anxieties of Democracy
    Meetings & Events
  • 13.'Ways Democracy Can Slip Away,' a talk by Charles Taylor

    Date
    , 6:00pm –
    Location
    Roosevelt House (47-49 East 65th St., NY, NY)
    Program
    Anxieties of Democracy
    Meetings & Events
  • 14."Equality in a New Age of Inequalities," a lecture by Pierre Rosanvallon

    On November 12, 2015, Roosevelt House welcomed the Social Science Research Council’s Anxieties of Democracy program in a continuing series during which scholars and practitioners analyze current anxieties of democracy. The evening featured Professor Pierre Rosanvallon of the Collège de France in his inaugural lecture as the Council’s first Democracy Fellow. His lecture and the ensuing dialogue with the audience sought to energize the conversation and inspire thoughtful and original solutions to the growing democratic problem of inequality. The event was introduced and moderated by Ira Katznelson, President of the Social Science Research Council, Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History at Columbia University, and Roosevelt House Advisory Board Member.

    Date
    , 6:00pm
    Location
    Roosevelt House
    Program
    Anxieties of Democracy
    Meetings & Events
  • 15.2015 Democracy Seminar with Professor Pierre Rosanvallon

    Professor Pierre Rosanvallon, the Anxieties of Democracy program's inaugural Democracy Fellow, led a two-part Seminar on current 'anxieties of democracy' with twelve doctoral students, representing a range of disciplines and universities, who competed for a spot at the table.

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    Program
    Anxieties of Democracy
    Meetings & Events