Kapelos returns to Dalhousie this September to reasonable the inaugural Rt. Hon. Robert L. Stanfield Conversations: Speaking Democracy, between political thinker Dr. Charles Taylor and political scientist Dr. Simone Chambers. Titled Democracy on Edge, it occurs on the Dalhousie Arts Centre on Thursday, Sept. 23 and shall be streamed dwell on CBC and archived on Dal’s YouTube web page for many who can’t attend in particular person.
“I’m past thrilled to come back again, particularly for one thing like this,” she says. “I’ve fantastic emotions about Dalhousie. It was an incredible setting to be in — small lessons with a core group of individuals.” Her class was shut knit and Kapelos has saved in contact with lots of her classmates.
She’s trying ahead to listening to the conclusions the audio system on the Stanfield Conversations will come to on democracy. One of many areas she studied with Dr. Robert Finbow within the Political Science division was the idea that North People and Western individuals inherently imagine that democracy is nice.
“My expertise in South America taught me that this not the case in all places; that, in reality, our repulsion of dictatorships is definitely not common,” she says. “I do know that sounds utterly counterintuitive, and I’m not saying it’s justified, however the outcomes of democracy haven’t all the time resulted in a excessive degree of financial prosperity, for instance. For me it’ll be fascinating to listen to about if democracy is on edge, A) what does that imply? B) what’s the potential influence of that?”
With a federal election in Canada going down just a few days earlier than this occasion, it’s certain to be a stimulating dialogue. Kapelos is eager to listen to extra what the audio system take into consideration when they give thought to democracy on edge.