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“How to Save the World: A Global League of Democracies”

September 20, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
Alumni Theater
120 Bloomfield Ave
Caldwell, NJ 07006
Elaine Maliszewski

“How to Save the World: A Global League of Democracies” will be the theme of a presentation, 4:30 p.m., Thursday. Sept. 20, in the Caldwell University Alumni Theater.

John Davenport, Ph.D., professor of philosophy at Fordham University, will give the talk as part of the Caldwell University Department of Theology/Philosophy’s Sister Maura Campbell lecture series.

The event is free and open to the public.

Davenport teaches and writes on ethics and political philosophy including human rights, democratic theory and global governance, moral psychology and agency, the nature of the self, and the philosophy of religion. In addition to two monographs on topics in moral psychology and two co-edited collections on philosopher Soren Kierkegaard and virtue ethics, Davenport has published several essays on just war theory, the responsibility to protect, the idea of democratic federation, and other topics in democratic theory.

In his forthcoming book, “A League of Democracies” (Routledge, 2018), he argues that the UN Security Council must be replaced with a new security organization founded by the world’s democratic nations that can protect against terrorism, weapons proliferation and new arms races, prevent mass atrocities that destabilize whole regions and resist rising threats from dictatorships such as Russia and China, which he contends aim to divide and destroy democratic societies.
He is preparing new books on a Habermasian argument for a universal right to democracy, justice as stewardship of public capital, the errors of political libertarianism and the need for a new constitutional convention to fix the United States.

For further information, call 973-618-3931.