Speakers Announced for the Keith Davey Forum on Public Affairs

October 14, 2010

By Samya Kullab

The Keith Davey Forum on Public Affairs will take place on November 4 at Isabel Bader Theatre. Named in honor of former senator, Liberal Party Advisor, and Campaign Chairman Keith Davey, this year’s forum is aptly titled ‘Faith and Politics: Religion and the Secular State’.

The event, to be moderated by U of T Professor of Political Science Simone Chambers, features a panel of interdisciplinary speakers including Jean Bethke Elshtain, the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago; Ahmet T. Kuru, Assistant Professor of Political Science at San Diego State University; Patrick Weil, visiting Professor at Yale Law School and Senior Research Fellow at the National Center for Scientific Research; and Daniel Weinstock, the Canada Research Chair in Ethics and Political Philosophy at l’Université de Montréal.

Davey was made a Senator by Prime Minister Pearson in 1966. Over the course of two decades his guidance led the Liberal Party to electoral success in 1974 and 1980. The forum is organized by Victoria College in partnership with the Political Science Department at U of T and the Association of Political Science Students.

This event is free and open to the public, however seating is limited.

Speaker Biographies

Thursday, November 4, 2010
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Isabel Bader Theatre
University of Toronto
93 Charles St. W., Toronto