On Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 7:30pm to 8:30pm (in 104 Kirby Hall), Caroline Lee will give Lafayette’s second Jones Faculty Lecture of the year titled, “What is Participation Good For?” (lecture description below). Join us in congratulating Professor Lee on this great accomplishment!


What is Participation Good For?

Have your say!… Get involved!… Join the conversation!…

Opportunities for grassroots input are increasingly ubiquitous in all kinds of organizations, including liberal arts colleges. The bad old days of placard-waving on the steps of City Hall have given way to a brave new era of stakeholder task forces, high-tech town hall meetings, and open government initiatives. But is all of this engagement really about empowerment? Building on findings from my fieldwork, I will—of course!—invite discussion on the causes and consequences of the peculiar shape of democracy today.