"What Is Democracy? What Is It Good For?"

Sep 30, 2010, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
101 McCormick Hall



Event Description

Professor Josiah Ober is the Constantine Mitsotakis Professor of Political Science and Classics and the Chairman of the Department of Political Science at Stanford University. He has published a number of books and articles on classical Greek political thought and practice and their relevance for contemporary democratic theory. His most recent book is Democracy and Knowledge: Innovation and Learning in Classical Athens (2008). His current research includes projects on self-governing organizations (ancient and modern), on the circulation of social and technical knowledge in democratic societies, and on the interplay between political philosophy and culture. Professor Ober is a past faculty member of the Princeton University Center for Human Values and Department of Classics.