Special Conference: Bureaucracy vs. Democracy (co-hosted with Common Good)

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
International Affairs Building 15th Floor

Two panels looking at the bureaucratic causes of public paralysis and voter alienation.

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.

 

Agenda

Co-hosts:

Edmund Phelps, Director, Center on Capitalism and Society

Philip K. Howard, Chair, Common Good

 

Panelists:

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