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Representation, Bicameralism, and Sortition: With Application to the Canadian Senate

December 9, 2016



Registration is required for the workshop (but not the public form). To register, please click here. Please note that registration is limited. You will receive a confirmation of your registration or indication that you have been placed on the wait list via email.

Friday December 9, 2016
New Chancellor Day Hall, McGill University

9:00-10:30: Case for Sortition I
Chair: James Kelly (Political Science, Concordia)
Paper: Peter Stone (Political Science, Trinity)
Critiques: Dominique Leydet (Philosophy, UQAM) & Jacob Levy (Political Science, McGill)

11:00-12:30pm: Case for Sortition II
Chair: Christa Scholtz (Political Science, McGill)
Paper: Alex Guerrero (Philosophy, Rutgers)
Critiques: Arthur Lupia (Political Science, Michigan) & John Aldrich (Political Science, Duke)

2:00-3:30pm: Canadian Senate as Randomly Selected Citizen Assembly
Chair: Ruth Dassonneville (Political Science, UdeMontreal)
Paper: Arash Abizadeh (Political Science, McGill)
Critiques: Lori Turnbull (Political Science, Dalhousie) & Peter Loewen (Political Science, Toronto)

4:00-6:00pm: Public Forum on Reconstituting the Canadian Senate as a Randomly Selected Citizen Assembly (no registration required)


December 9, 2016