The Campbell Public Affairs Institute and the Sawyer Law and Politics Program along with Stephen Hagerty and Lisa Altenbernd, Hagerty Consulting, Walter Montgomery and Marian Gruber, and Finsbury, LLC
The State of Democracy Lecture Series
“Does Citizenship Require Sacrifice?”
The Maxwell School’s State of Democracy Lecture will feature a provocative conversation among four faculty members on the rights, responsibilities, and obligations of citizens.
Is voting the primary responsibility of citizens in a democracy, or are citizens obligated to engage in other ways? Should we pay our taxes in the spirit of investing in a common purpose, or in the spirit of unwilling acceptance of government appropriation? Is it our obligation as citizens simply to comply with the law? To what extent is each of us responsible for the good of others and for the “public good”?
Join us for a lively and thought-provoking conversation with our panelists:
- Kristi Andersen – Chapple Family Professor of Citizenship and Democracy and Professor of Political Science
- Walter Broadnax – Distinguished Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs
- Tina Nabatchi – Associate Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs
- Robert Rubinstein – Professor of Anthropology and International Relations
The panel will be moderated by Grant Reeher, professor of political science and director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute, which sponsors the series.
Friday, February 13
Reception following the lecture
Guests are welcome and no RSVP is required
Parking is available at the Irving Avenue Garage for $5.00
During the reception immediately following the event, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the School’s #ToMeCitizenship campaign by filling out a thought bubble and completing the sentence, “To me, citizenship….” A photographer will be on hand to capture a picture of you with your comment. Go to https://www.rebelmouse.com/ToMeCitizenship/ to learn more.
The State of Democracy Lectures Series is dedicated to providing a forum for meaningful dialogue over public issues that cut across the disciplinary boundaries of the social sciences. The series is a centerpiece of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. It enables the intellectual exploration of current events and issues while fostering discussion and debate, which is the heart of meaningful democratic citizenship. For more information visit The Campbell Public Affairs Institute. This event is co-sponsored by the Sawyer Law and Politics Program and generously supported by Stephen Hagerty and Lisa Altenbernd, Hagerty Consulting, Walter Montgomery and Marian Gruber, and Finsbury, LLC