What are the principal challenges facing modern democracies? Are the increasing demands for wider use of forms of direct democracy philosophically justifiable? Must such demands necessarily be motivated by a problematic form of populism? And what exactly is populism? These are some of the questions that will be discussed in our conversation with Professor Francis Cheneval.
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Francis Cheneval (Zürich University) studied Philosohy and Political Science at the University of Fribourg and at Georgetown University in Washington DC. He has taught and carried out research at, among other institutions, the École pratique des hautes études, the Universidad de los Andes, the University of Oxford, the Université de Nantes and the Université Libre de Bruxelles. From 2006 to 2008, he served as Rapporteur for Rights of Ownership on the "Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor" (UNDP, New York). In 2011, he was appointed to the Chair of Political Philosophy at the University of Zürich.
The Munich Center for Ethics (MKE) has organized a series of Conversations on Ethics with a number of invited speakers which will take place during the current Summer Semester. These discussions will consider topical issues in ethics, before giving viewers an opportunity to express their own opinions on the matters brought up by the invited speaker.
These conversations will be held via Zoom and will be conducted in German. Please register in advance by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.