Alexander Guerrero, David Van Reybrouck, & Roger Berkowitz : By the People?
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By the People?
Are free and open elections at odds with the democratic process? In the face of gerrymandering, voter suppression, campaign finance abuse, election tampering, and a disillusioned electorate, is now the time to reinvigorate our electoral system, or get rid of it? What are the alternatives? Join us for a talk with Alexander Guerrero and Belgian writer David Van Reybrouck, who suggest we abandon the traditional methods and use lotteries to select our officials. Roger Berkowitz, co-curator and director of the Hannah Arendt Center, will moderate this discussion as we explore how Sortition and Lottocracy may actually work.
*Closed captioning provided.
Alexander Guerrero | Associate Professor of Philosophy, Rutgers University
David Van Reybrouck | Author, Against Elections: The Case for Democracy