*POSTPONED* Retirement Celebration for Jane Mansbridge

Date: 

Monday, May 4, 2020, 3:00pm

POSTPONED TO SPRING OF 2021. Harvard University is closely monitoring the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. As the situation continues to change rapidly, our top priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of our community, on and off campus. When a new date for this event is selected, we will share it with the community.


Jane MansbridgePlease join the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy, and the Women and Public Policy Program in celebrating the retirement  of Jane (Jenny) Mansbridge, Charles F. Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values.

We will be toasting Jenny's accomplished career with public panels on her work from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m., and a public reception at 6:00 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Katie Omberg at katie_omberg@ghks.harvard.edu.

Panels discussing Jane Mansbridge’s work and legacy


3:00 - 6:00 p.m., Wexner-434, Harvard Kennedy School

  • Welcome
    • Melissa Williams, Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto
  • Participatory democracy and social movements
    • Arthur Applbaum (Moderator), Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values, Harvard Kennedy School
    • Eric Beerbohm, Professor of Government and Faculty Affiliate in the Department of Philosophy, Harvard University, discussing Beyond Adversary Democracy
    • Shauna Shames, Assistant Professor, Rutgers, discussing Why We Lost the ERA
    • Kathryn Sikkink, Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, discussing Why We Lost the ERA
    • Kay Schlozman,  J. Joseph Moakley Endowed Professor of Political Science, Boston College, discussing Why We Lost the ERA
    • Nancy Fraser, Henry A and Louise Loeb Professor of Political and Social Science, The New School for Social Research, discussing “Feminism and Democracy” and other works on feminism
    • Aldon Morri, Leon Forrest Professor of Sociology and African American Studies, Northwestern University, discussing Oppositional Consciousness
  • How interests should enter politics and who should represent
    • Dennis Thompson (Moderator),  Alfred North Whitehead Professor of Political Philosophy, Emeritus, Harvard Kennedy School
    • Cathie Jo Martin, Professor of Political Science, Boston University, discussing Political Negotiation and “Deliberative Negotiation”
    • Mark Warren, Merilees Chair for the Study of Democracy, University of British Colombia, discussing Beyond Self-Interest and later works on self-interest
    • Archon Fung, Winthrop Laflin McCormack Professor of Citizenship and Self-Government, Harvard Kennedy School, discussing “Everyday Talk in the Deliberative System”
    • Stephen Macedo, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Politics and the University Center for Human Values, Princeton University, discussing “Populism and Democracy”

    • Daniela Cammack, Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley; Lawrence Lessig, Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School; and Melissa Williams, Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto, discussing various works on representation  


Public Reception to Celebrate Jane Mansbridge's Career


6:00-7:00 p.m., Allison Dining room, Taubman Building, Harvard Kennedy School