Democracy

"China’s rising threat to international freedom and democracy has become a hot topic,” said Teng Biao , a Chinese human rights lawyer and former Visitor in the School of Social Science, in an interview about the country's influence in the West. Read more at...
Free speech makes no distinctions as to quality; academic freedom does. Are all opinions equally valid in a university classroom? Are professors being "ideological" when they refuse to accept the Bible as scientific evidence? What, then, becomes of certified professorial expertise? Does the university have...
Jonathan Israel , Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies, discusses his book The Expanding Blaze: How the American Revolution Ignited the World, 1775–1848 with Gilad Halpern and Dalia Scheindlin of the Tel Aviv Review. Listen to the podcast at ...
In 1934, David Hilbert, by then a grand old man of German mathematics, was dining with Bernhard Rust, the Nazi minister of education. Rust asked, “How is mathematics at Göttingen, now that it is free from the Jewish influence?” Hilbert replied, “There is no mathematics...
Jonathan Israel , Professor Emeritus in the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, will a give a public lecture, “Contesting American Values: The Bumpy Rise of Democracy in the West (1776-1850) , on Friday, October 28 , which will take place at 5:30 p.m. in Wolfensohn Hall on the Institute campus.
Dan Ariely , Member and Visitor in the School of Social Science, and Supriya Syal explore several proved strategies for boosting turnout on Election Day. Read more http://ow.ly/oeCU303tLEp .
Deva Woodly , Assistant Professor of Politics at The New School, will a give a public lecture, “An Antidote to the Politics of Despair: Enabling Conceptions of Justice and the Democratic Necessity of Insurgency , on Friday , May 13 which will take place at 5:30 p.m. in Wolfensohn Hall on the Institute campus. This event is sponsored by the Association of Members of the Institute for Advanced Study .