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Michael Sandel

The Tyranny of Merit
Friday, February 4, 2022
10am CST

Organizer: Dilip Gaonkar
Presenter: Michael Sandel
Discussants: Charles Taylor, Nilüfer Göle, and Craig Calhoun

Free and open to the public. On Zoom.

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Click here to read "Winners and Losers," chapter 1 in The Tyranny of Merit.
The Tyranny of Merit

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The Center for Transcultural Studies is a leading research institution that creates new forms of cultural understanding for a rapidly internationalizing world. Its major objectives are:

  1. to work with colleagues around the world to develop critical understandings of the forces shaping contemporary life;
  2. to design international projects that transform research, teaching, and policy-making by sharing institutional resources and innovatively using the latest in telecommunication technologies; and
  3. to inform expert and lay audiences in the United States and abroad about contemporary cultural issues affecting us all.


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Questioning the Present

Questioning the Present

The Questioning the Present project was launched in 2020 as a response to the contemporary political, economic, and social conditions in light of the COVID-19 crisis.

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Democracy in Question Podcast

Democracy in Question Podcast

Today, liberal democracies are under unprecedented strain from within and without. In each episode, Shalini Randeria invites a leading scholar to explore the challenges and dilemmas facing democracies around the world. They investigate what needs to be done to ensure the future well-being of our democratic institutions and practices.

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Semiotics Working Group

Semiotics Working Group

The Semiotics Working Group was founded in the fall of 2020 and meets monthly. With a diverse background ranging from Terra's work on non-propositional semiosis to Costas and Paul's analyses of indexicality and interpretants, to Greg's analysis of circulation, the group is exploring the possibility of a "continuous-time semiotics."

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WHO WE ARE

The Center for Transcultural Studies is a leading research institution that creates new forms of cultural understanding for a rapidly internationalizing world.

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