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Global Theory Workshop: Melissa Schwartzberg


When: Monday, June 1, 2020
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM CT

Where: Scott Hall, 201 (Ripton), 601 University Place, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Marcett Crockett   (847) 491-5364

Group: Department of Political Science

Category: Academic


Please join the Global Theory Workshop for a session with Melissa Schwartzberg, the Silver Professor of Politics at New York University. 

Melissa Schwartzberg is a professor of politics at NYU and affiliated faculty in the Department of Classics and NYU School of Law. Her primary research interests are in the historical origins and normative logic of democratic institutions, with a particular interest in ancient Greek institutions, and in the history of ideas about democracy, both ancient and modern. Her books include Democracy and Legal Change (Cambridge, 2007), and Counting the Many: The Origins and Limits of Supermajority Rule (Cambridge, 2014), for which she won the 2016 David and Elaine Spitz Prize for the best book published in liberal and/or democratic theory in 2014. She is currently writing a book about the historical and conceptual links between the right to vote and the right to serve on a jury, and is beginning a project on the moral limits of political bargains. From 2014-2015, she held a Mellon "New Directions" Fellowship in the School of Law, and in 2016-2017, she was a Laurance S. Rockefeller Fellow at the University Center for Human Values at Princeton. She previously taught at George Washington University and Columbia University.

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