John Keane / Political Theory Professor at Sidney University & Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin / Catedrático de Teoría Política en la Universidad de Sidney y en el Wissenschaftszentrum de Berlín
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Political Theory Professor at the University of Sidney and WZB Berlin

Seminar: March 10th

A brief history of expertise,

and its growing importance for democracy

John Keane is Professor of Politics at the University of Sydney and at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB). Among his best-known books are the prize-winning, best-selling Tom Paine: A political life (1995), Violence and Democracy (2004), Democracy and Media Decadence (2013) and a full-scale history of democracy, The Life and Death of Demo-cracy (2009). Forthcoming in Arabic, it has been published in Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean and Brazilian. His most recent books are When Trees Fall, Monkeys Scatter (2017), Power and Humility: the Future of Monitory Democracy (2018), and The New Despotism (2020). He was recently nominated for the 2021 Balzan Prize and the Holberg Prize for outstanding global contributions to the human sciences. During the past decade, he founded and directed the Sydney Democracy Network (SDN). He has contributed to The New York Times, Al Jazeera, the Times Literary Supplement, The Guardian, Harper’s, the South China Morning Post and The Huffington Post.

Meet the rest of our first event’s speakers

Fernando Vallespín / Professor of Political Science at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid / Catedrático de Ciencia Política en la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Massimo La Torre / Professor of Philosophy of Law at Hull University / Catedrático de Filosofía del Derecho en la Universidad de Hull
John Keane / Political Theory Professor at Sidney University & Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin / Catedrático de Teoría Política en la Universidad de Sidney y en el Wissenschaftszentrum de Berlín
Máriam Martínez-Bascuñán / Political Science Lecturer at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid / Profesora de Ciencia Política en la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Tönis Saarts / Associate Lecturer of Comparative Politics at Tallinn University / Profesor Asociado de Política Comparada en la Universidad de Tallin
Wolfgang Merkel / Political Science Professor at Humboldt University of Berlin / Catedrático de Ciencia Política en la Universidad Humboldt de Berlín
Marta Fraile / Senior Research Fellow at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) / Científica Titular del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

Organized by

Partner Institutions

Residencia de Estudiantes
Patrimonio Europeo