We are pleased to welcome Professor James S. Fishkin from Stanford University to give a lecture titled ‘Revitalizing Democracy through Public Deliberation‘. James S. Fishkin holds the Janet M. Peck Chair in International Communication at Stanford University where he is Professor of Communication and Professor of Political Science. He is also Director of Stanford’s Center for Deliberative Democracy. Professor Fishkin is a member of the International Advisory Board of FutuDem.
Time and place: 15th March, 10.00-12.00, Stora Auditoriet, ASA (Fänriksgatan 3, Åbo)
Introduction by Professor Kimmo Grönlund (Åbo Akademi)
Comments by Professor Maija Setälä (University of Turku)
The guest lecture is organized by the Center of Excellence: the Future of Democracy FutuDem and the Minority Research Profile of Åbo Akademi
The lecture will be livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook
The public defense of VTM Maija Jäske’s Ph.D. dissertation ‘Democratic Innovations in Finnish Local Politics: Essays on the Varieties, Causes and Consequences of Mechanisms for Direct Citizen Participation’ is held at the University of Turku on January 11, 2019. The event is in English.
Opponent: Professor André Bächtiger (University of Stuttgart)
Custos: Professor Maija Setälä (University of Turku)
Time and place:
January 11, 2019, 12.00, Publicum, lecture hall Pub 3, Assistentinkatu 7, Turku.
For more information, please see the JMC’s website.
Finnish Centre for Democracy Research at the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University is hosting the third deliberative democracy summer school in Turku, 27–29 June 2018. The summer school is held in collaboration with the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra. The three day summer school focuses on implementation of citizen deliberation as a democratic practice in relation to representative and direct democracy. The full program can be found here: http://findem.fi/summer-school/.
Keynote speakers include
27 June 9:30–11:00 am
David Farrell, University College Dublin
“The Irish experience of mixing representative and deliberative democracy”
28 June 9:30–11:00 am
John Gastil, Penn State University
“How to make direct democracy more deliberative”
29 June 10.00–11:30 am
John Dryzek, University of Canberra
“Directions in deliberative theory and practice”
All keynote lectures are open to the public. No registration required.