Democracy in the Year of Election
Mark Kingwell in conversation with Janice Gross Stein
Monday, November 5th, 7pm
Royal Ontario Museum, Signy and Cléophée Theatre
100 Queen’s Park
Is the choice on November 6th between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, or between two equally tarnished visions of the city on the hill? Join PEN Canada and two of Canada’s most admired and provocative thinkers in a conversation on democracy in the year – and on the eve – of election.
Janice Gross Stein is the Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management in the Department of Political Science and the Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a member of the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario.
Mark Kingwell is a professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto. He is the author of, among many books, A Civil Tongue: Justice, Dialogue, and The Politics of Pluralism, which was awarded the Spitz Prize for political theory in 1997, and In Pursuit of Happiness: Better Living from Plato to Prozac. He is a member of the advisory board of PEN Canada.
Carol Off is the host of CBC Radio’s flagship current affairs program, As It Happens, and a highly regarded television reporter.
This event is being run by PEN Canada
Tickets can be purchased from the ROM box office online or by calling 416.586.5797.