Washington D.C. USD Alumni Lecture: What's Wrong With Democracy*

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Date and Time

  • Thursday, November 5, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


The Potter's House

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110


Mandatory Donation


Join Del Dickson, PhD, for an exciting discussion about his newly published book The People’s Government: An Introduction to Democracy, and to discuss some of the most persuasive arguments against democracy and popular government.

Find out why Plato hated democracy, and why even democratic theorists, including Machiavelli, Madison and Homer Simpson, have their doubts about whether self government can ever work properly.

Dr. Dickson has taught at USD since 1987 in the department of Political Science and International Relations. He teaches Introduction to Political Science and a variety of upper division law courses, including Constitutional Law, Judicial Behavior, Comparative Law, and International Law. His research focuses on the U.S. Supreme Court, justice in common law countries, lay justice, and the relationship between law and democracy.

There is no official ticket charge to attend this event, but we are requiring a donation to support the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Leadership Fund. Thank you, in advance, for your support!

Attending from USD:

  • Noelle Norton, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Del Dickson, Professor of Political Science and International Relations
  • Valerie Attisha '94, Director of Development
  • Perla Myers, Associate Dean (Dept of Math and Computer Science)
  • Jonathan Bowman, Associate Dean (Dept of Communication Studies)
  • Ron Kaufmann, Associate Dean (Dept of Environmental and Ocean Sciences)
  • Neena Din, Assistant Dean
  • Pauline Berryman Powell, Assistant Dean


The Potter's House
1658 Columbia Road NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
Approx. 6 blocks from Columbia Heights Metro


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