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Does Democracy Have a Future? Moral and Political Argument in the Age of Trump

Date & Time:
September 25, 2017 | 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, 273 Bloor St W, Toronto
Michael Sandel

Dean Richard Sigurdson from the Faculty of Arts, warmly invites you to join us on Sept. 25 at the 15th LaFontaine-Baldwin Lecture, part of 6 Degrees Citizen Space

The Partnership – We want to help you access the very best of what Toronto has to offer. We have partnered with 6 Degrees, an initiative of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC), for a unique opportunity to attend an exclusive alumni reception followed by an engaging, interactive discussion led by famed political philosopher Michael Sandel, along with an introduction by John Ralston Saul, one of Canada’s leading intellectuals. 

The Speaker – Sandel is a professor of political philosophy at Harvard University. He’s been described as the “most relevant living philosopher” and a “rock-star moralist” (Newsweek). He explores some of the most contested moral and political issues of our time.

The Topic Does Democracy Have a Future? Moral and Political Argument in the Age of Trump promises to raise some of the most urgent questions we face as democratic citizens. Sandel will invite members of the audience to answer such questions as:  What ails democracy today, and what can be done about it?  Does the tide of populist protest mainly reflect hostility to immigrants or is it a legitimate complaint against rising inequality and global capitalism?

Time: 5:30 p.m. reception | 7:30 p.m. lecture
Cost: $20 (Discount price courtesy of 6 Degrees Citizen Space)

The pre-reception will be hosted in the upper lobby of the Leslie & Anna Dan Galleria at Koerner Hall.

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6 Degrees connects thinkers and doers to drive the global conversation on inclusion and citizenship. The second annual 6 Degrees Citizen Space in Toronto, Sept. 25-27, will encompass dynamic conversations in the round (6 Degrees’ signature “360 sessions”), intimate exchanges, public celebrations, original research, youth-driven projects, artistic engagements, and an opportunity to experience the power of an ICC community citizenship ceremony. Follow 6 Degrees on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Since 2000, the LaFontaine-Baldwin (LB) Lecture has gathered Canadians to reflect on democracy, citizenship and the public good. The series honours the leaders of Canada’s first democratic movement, Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine and Robert Baldwin.

Contact Emily Aalbers, Alumni Relations Specialist,
Faculty of Arts | 1-403-220-5827