Title of Lecture: Challenges for Democracy in the Age of the Pandemic
Jane Mansbridge, Charles F. Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values, is the author of Beyond Adversary Democracy, an empirical and normative study of face-to-face democracy, and the award-winning Why We Lost the ERA, a study of anti-deliberative dynamics in social movements based on organizing for an Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. She is also editor or coeditor of the volumes Beyond Self-Interest, Feminism, Oppositional Consciousness, Deliberative Systems, and Negotiating Agreement in Politics. She was President of the American Political Science Association in 2012-13. She is also the recipient of the international Johan Skytte Prize (2018), the foremost prize in the field of political science. Her current work includes studies of representation, democratic deliberation, everyday activism, and the public understanding of free-rider problems.