Jeffrey Green continues the Spring 2017 Public Policy Lecture Series on the theme of Democratic Theory in the Light of Donald Trump.
Jeffrey Green is associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania. A political theorist, Green has broad interests in democracy, ancient and modern political philosophy, and contemporary social theory. In his lecture, Green will examine aspects of the Trump phenomenon in light of a plebeian model of democracy, according to which the division between the Few and the Many is seen as inescapable but also full of progressive potential. He argues against two different anti-plebeian standpoints: expecting the Many to behave like the Few and, conversely, being a member of the Few but behaving as one of the Many. Trump embodies the latter dynamic.
Free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Elizabeth C. Ducey Political Science Lecture Fund.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Vollum College Center, Vollum lecture hall
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199