"Bureaucracy vs. Democracy"

February 19, 2019

The Center on Capitalism and Society at Columbia University and Common Good will co-host a morning forum, "Bureaucracy vs. Democracy," discussing the need to reboot legacy bureaucracies. The event will consist of two panels looking at the bureaucratic causes of public paralysis and voter alienation. Philip K. Howard will present a paper (available here) summarizing economic, psychological, and legal critiques of bureaucracy.



Edmund Phelps, Director, Center on Capitalism and Society

Philip K. Howard, Chair, Common Good



Patrick Foye, President, MTA

Francis Fukuyama, Stanford (political science) via video

Nicole Gelinas, Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow

Heather R. Higgins, Chairman, Independent Women’s Forum

Bruce D. Homer, CUNY (educational psychology)

Sally Katzen, NYU Law and former administrator of Clinton's OIRA

Paul C. Light, NYU (public service)

Robin Lake, University of Washington (education) via video

Meghan McArdle, Washington Post columnist

Paul Romer, NYU economist and a winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics, via video

Richard Sennett, NYU and LSE (sociology)

Diana Taylor, banker/former regulator

Jeremy Waldron, NYU Law (legal philosophy)

Mark Whitaker, former Newsweek Editor in Chief


Event details:

Time: Tuesday, February 19; 9:00 AM to 12:10 PM, with breakfast at 8:15 AM

Location: Columbia University; International Affairs Building, Room 1512

420 West 118th Street


For more informations, please contact Ruth Mary Giverin or Lizzie Feidelson at [email protected].