The (In)Significance of Voting: a Panel Discussion

Posted On September 16, 2020
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The (In)Significance of Voting: a Panel Discussion

Thursday October 8, 2020, 2:15-3:30 PM ET

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Part of the Fall 2020 Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics series, “Ethics and the 2020 Elections”.


Voting is considered one of the cornerstones of a free society. Critics worry, though, that voters are ill-equipped to understand public policies and lack the will and incentives to hold elected officials accountable. Others warn that voting is a crucial mechanism for securing key liberties. Join us for a panel discussion on this crucial topic about the place of voting in a free society.




  • Jason Brennan, Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.
  • Suzanne Dovi, Associate Professor of the School of Government and Public Policy, University of Arizona.
  • Wendy Smooth, Associate Professor and Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, College of Arts and Sciences, The Ohio State University


Audience Q&A will follow. Questions? Contact D.C. Hardaway, [email protected]


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These events are supported by Georgia Humanities and campus partners at GSU including The Center for Human Rights and Democracy, The Office of Civic Engagement, The Center for Studies on Africa and its Diaspora, the Department of Philosophy, the Center for Law, Health & Society, the GSU program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.