Is Democracy in Crisis? Diagnosis & Solutions


Associated Program:
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum
Jason Brennan
Ilya Somin
Melissa Williams
Ash Center for Democratic Governance & Innovation

Jason Brennan
Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Chair and Provost's Distinguished Associate Professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
Contributor, Bleeding Heart Libertarians
Ilya Somin
Professor of Law, George Mason University
Contributor, Washington Post “Volokh Conspiracy”
Melissa Williams
Visiting Scholar, Ash Center, Harvard Kennedy School
Professor of Political Science & Founding Director, Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
Christopher Robichaud (Moderator)
Lecturer in Ethics and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Jason Brennan, Ilya Somin, and Melissa Williams joined moderator Christopher Robichaud. The speakers discussed the current issues of democracy and possible solutions to these problems. Topics ranged from increased civil participation in the democratic process to biases among politicians. The panelists then fielded questions from the audience.