Proximity and Politics

Conversation Series on Philosophy and Ideas

Date: Friday, March 19, 2021
Time: 12:00pm ET

Democracy has always been intensely physical. But in an age of social distance and social media, is it still possible to feel the power of the mass, democratic crowd as an expression of popular will? Is it still important? Join us for a conversation with Professors Richard Tuck (Harvard) and Daniela Cammack (UC Berkeley), on the importance of physical proximity in democracy, ancient and modern, moderated by Nicolas Prevelakis (Harvard).

This session is part of the “Philosophy and Ideas” events, organized in collaboration with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US. It is a follow-up to the 2020 Night of Philosophy and Ideas at Harvard, as well as the 2021 Night of Ideas

Tahrir Square, 2011
Tahrir Square, 2011