Lauch of Yves Sintomer's new book 'The Government of Chance, Sortition and Politics from Athens to the Present' (Cambridge University Press, 2023)



A launch of the new book of Yves Sintomer, « The Government of Chance, Sortition and Politics from Athens to the Present » (Cambridge University Press, 2023)  will take place on Thursday, May 11th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm (French time) online.

It is open to all, by simple registration at the following link
(Be careful the schedule indicated on the website is the one of Eastern Time zone)

This event is organised by the Ash Center in collaboration with the European projects EUComMeet (Developing Participatory Spaces using a Multi-stage, Multi-level, Multi-mode, Multi-lingual, Dynamic Deliberative Approach), and PHŒNIX (The Rise of Citizens Voices for a Greener Europe).


The book talk will be structured around the following two-panel discussions:

Chair : Jane Suiter, Professor of Political Communication in Dublin City University, former  co-PI for the Irish citizens' assemblies

4pm-5pm CEST: Sortition and politics in history

Irad Malkin, Professor emeritus of Ancient Greek History, Tel Aviv University, & Visiting Professor in Classics, Oxford University

Thomas Maissen, Director of the German Historical Institute Paris, & Professor for Early Modern History, University of Heidelberg

5pm-6pm CEST: Sortition as a tool for democratic innovation in the 21st century?

Archon Fung, Director, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and  Winthrop Laflin McCormack Professor of Citizenship and Self-Government,  Harvard Kennedy School

Jane Mansbridge, the Charles F. Adams Professor Emerita at Harvard Kennedy School

yves book talk flyer