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State of Democracy Lecture: Does Citizenship Require Sacrifice

Maxwell Auditorium

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Does Citizenship Require Sacrifice?

Almost everyone agrees that citizenship carries with it both rights and responsibilities.  But how far do the responsibilities extend?  Must individuals be willing to sacrifice  something important in order to be good citizens?  Does good citizenship, rightly considered, necessarily  involve some kind of meaningful sacrifice?  Those questions are called here, among a panel of distinguished Maxwell School faculty with a wealth of varied personal, professional, and academic experiences related to the topic.


Kristi Andersen, Chapple Family Professor of Citizenship and Democracy, Professor of Political Science


Walter Broadnax, Distinguished Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs


Tina Nabatchi, Associate Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs


Robert Rubinstein, Professor of Anthropology and International Relations


Moderated by Grant Reeher, Director of the Campbell Public Affairs Institute

Special Tenth Decade Fund sponsorship for this event from: Stephen Hagerty and Lisa Altenbernd, Hagerty Consulting, Walter Montgomery and Marian Gruber, and Finsbury, LLC




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We’re Turning 100!

To mark our centennial in the fall of 2024, the Maxwell School will hold special events and engagement opportunities to celebrate the many ways—across disciplines and borders—our community ever strives to, as the Oath says, “transmit this city not only not less, but greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.”

Throughout the year leading up to the centennial, engagement opportunities will be held for our diverse, highly accomplished community that now boasts more than 38,500 alumni across the globe.