BEGIN:VCALENDAR PRODID:-//Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences//Events Calendar//EN VERSION:2.0 CALSCALE:GREGORIAN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTAMP:20211207T050515Z DTSTART:20210923T220000Z SUMMARY:The Stanfield Conversations: Talking Democracy - "Democracy on Edge" DESCRIPTION:Dalhousie University’s Stanfield Conversations: Talking Democracy series builds on the legacy of Rt. Hon. Robert L. Stanfield\, former Premier of Nova Scotia and leader of the federal Progressive Conservative Party. This series will focus on critical challenges to democracy and imaginative and inspiring responses to them. Through the Conversations\, we aim to tackle subjects of national and international importance\, drawing on diverse\, world-class thinkers and practitioners of democracy to do so.\nThe first Conversation takes place Thursday\, September 23\, 2021 and features Professor Charles Taylor\, an internationally celebrated Canadian political philosopher whose wide-ranging work has bridged philosophical theory and political action\, and Professor Simone Chambers\, a leading international specialist in democracy studies - and as it happens\, Taylor’s niece.\nAddressing the theme of Democracy on Edge\, Taylor and Chambers will engage in a wide-ranging conversation on the sources of sinking trust in democracy\, and new directions to address contemporary challenges. Beginning with the rise of ‘populism’ and what it means for democracy\, they will also discuss the role of disinformation in our new\, hyper-partisan and increasingly splintered digital landscape as well as institutional reforms to restore citizen trust. The moderator is Dalhousie alum and host of CBC’s Power and Politics\, Vassy Kapelos.\nLearn more about the inaugural Stanfield Conversations event.\n \n\nCost: Free\n\nAdditional Information: The series is supported by an Advisory Council of respected Canadians from across the country – many prominent practitioners and scholars of democratic politics - led by co-chairs the Rt. Hon. Joe Clark and the Hon. Anne McLellan (former Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister respectively). Operational activities are managed by a Dalhousie-based Organizing committee\, supported by the President’s office\, Communications\, Marketing & Creative Services\, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences\, and the Department of Political Science.\nVisit to learn more\n\nContact Information: Please contact if you have any questions about the Stanfield Conversations.  LOCATION:The Rebecca Cohn Auditorium\, Dalhousie Arts Centre\nSign up is required to attend in person. If you plan to watch the event live online at home\, register for the access details. The event is free to attend.\nLearn more and register. URL: UID: END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR