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Hélène Landemore, Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Public Lecture

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Hélène Landemore, Associate Professor of Political Science, Yale University

"Democratic Representation Beyond Elections"


Uptown Campus
Lavin-Bernick Center
Stibbs Room

Event Details

Open to the public

Admission: Free

Event Type: Ethics and Public Affairs Lectures

Sponsored By: Murphy Institute , Center for Ethics and Public Affairs

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Hélène Landemore is Associate Professor of Political Science at Yale University. Professor Landemore's primary areas of research include democratic theory, political epistemology, and theories of justice.

Her book Democratic Reason: Politics, Collective Intelligence, and the Rule of the Many (Princeton UP 2013) won the Elaine and David Spitz Prize (in 2015), which is awarded annually for the best book in the field published two years earlier. She has also authored (in French) Hume. Probabilité et Choix Raisonnable (PUF: 2004) and has co-edited (with Jon Elster) Collective Wisdom: Principles and Mechanisms (Cambridge UP 2012). Professor Landemore's scholarly articles have been published in, among others, Journal of Political Philosophy, Political Theory, Synthese, and Journal of Moral Philosophy. She is currently working on a book manuscript titled "Open Democracy: Reinventing Popular Rule for the 21st Century."

Professor Landemore was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Brown University and has taught at MIT and Stanford University. She received her Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University in 2008.

The Murphy Institute

Established in memory of Charles H. Murphy, Sr. (1870-1954), and inspired by the vision of Charles H. Murphy, Jr. (1920-2002), The Murphy Institute exists to help Tulane faculty and students understand economic, moral, and political problems we all face and think about. More important, it exists to help us understand how these problems have come to be so closely interconnected.