‘Is Democracy Worth Saving?’ A Panel Discussion on Sept. 28

September 7, 2022 | by the Office of Marketing and Communications

Every generation of Americans has to work to build and sustain democracy. What does that work entail and what are our responsibilities, as individuals and as a society?

On Wednesday, Sept. 28, three scholars from different fields will reflect on the strengths of and threats to democracy in our time during the panel discussion “Is Democracy Worth Saving?” at Elmhurst University.

Speakers include:

  • Katrina Sifferd, professor of philosophy and chair of the Department of Philosophy at Elmhurst University. Professor Sifferd teaches courses on ethics, neuroethics, law and social political philosophy. She has written numerous articles and book chapters on responsibility, criminal law, punishment, and neuroethics/neurolaw.
  • Timothy Hazen, assistant professor of political science at Elmhurst U. Professor Hazen teaches courses on world politics, and his research broadly addresses comparative politics and international relations with focuses on topics such as civil-military relations, authoritarianism, democratization, international organizations and social movements.
  • Vicar Sayeedi, a public intellectual and computer scientist with a special interest in artificial intelligence. Sayeedi has spoken globally on issues related to artificial intelligence and its implications for individuals, societies and democracy.

The session will be moderated by Inamul Haq, an adjunct faculty member, coordinator of the Islamic Studies Program, and Muslim chaplain at Elmhurst U.

The panel discussion “Is Democracy Worth Saving?” begins at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, in the Frick Center, Prospect Room. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Questions? Email marketing@elmhurst.edu.

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