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December 2018


Polycentric Public Reason and the Theory of Public Entrepreneurship

5:00pm, December 4th, 2018
Bush House North East Wing 8.19

What kinds of institutions help facilitate citizens’ acceptance of their rules of governance? In this seminar, Dr Brian Kogelmann of the University of Maryland will discuss how polycentric institutional arrangements in the tradition of Elinor and Vincent Ostrom complement the theory of public reason liberalism. 

May 2019


Nikita Chiu: Peace in Space – A Mere Romantic Concept?

6:00pm, May 29th, 2019
Bush House North East Wing 8.19

Space orbit and radio frequency are essential global commons that necessitate governance through co-operation. Nevertheless, with the introduction of mega satellite constellations by private actors (e.g. OneWeb, SpaceX) and the recent dominance of adversarial narratives in space discussions, it has become exceedingly difficult for the international community to ensure the continuous peaceful and sustainable use of outer space resources. Can peace in space be sustained?

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