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Nancy Fraser: Can democratic socialism work? (The Democracy Summit)

The Dartmouth Political Union and The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College welcome Professor Nancy Fraser, an American philosopher, critical theorist, and feminist.

Wednesday, October 25, 2023
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Filene Auditorium, Moore Building
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

The Democracy Summit is pleased to welcome Professor Nancy Fraser to discuss democratic socialism and the ideas proposed in her latest book, Cannibal Capitalism: How our System is Devouring Democracy, Care, and the Planet and What We Can Do About It. The event will be live-streamed at dartgo.org/fraser and recorded on the Dartmouth Political Union's YouTube.


The Democracy Summit, jointly convened by The Dartmouth Political Union, John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, and The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences, will host several lectures & debates on the state of democracy from winter 2023 through winter 2024.


Speaker Biography: Nancy Fraser is in the final year of her five-year appointment as Visiting Research Professor at Dartmouth College. She is also the Henry A. and Louise Loeb Professor of Philosophy and Politics at the New School for Social Research and a member of the Editorial Committee of New Left Review. Trained as a philosopher, she specializes in critical social theory and political philosophy. Widely known for her work on the relation between redistribution and recognition in the theory of justice, she works now on the relation of capitalism to racial oppression, social reproduction, ecological crisis, feminist movements, and the rise of rightwing populism.


Fraser’s newest book is Cannibal Capitalism: How our System is Devouring Democracy, Care and the Planet–and what we can do about it (Verso, 2022). Other recent books include Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto, co-authored with Cinzia Arruzza and Tithi Bhattacharya (Verso, 2019); The Old is Dying (Verso, 2019); and Capitalism: A Conversation in Critical Theory, co-authored with Rahel Jaeggi (Polity Press, 2018).


For more information, contact:
Dartmouth Political Union

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.