Parliamentarism Book Colloquium

Event time: 
Friday, February 21, 2020 - 3:00pm
Whitney Humanities Center, Room 208 See map
53 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

The Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions is pleased to announce a book colloquium on two books on parliamentarism published in the last year: Parliament the Mirror of the Nation: Representation, Deliberation, and Democracy in Victorian Britain by Gregory Conti (Princeton) and Parliamentarism from Burke to Weber by William Selinger (UCL). In their respective monographs, Conti and Selinger re-establish parliamentarism—the ideal of a free state governed by representative assembly—as a central concept in 19th century European politics and chart its significance for contemporary debates about diversity, liberalism, and representation in modern democratic societies. 

Please join us on Friday, February 21, from 3-5pm at the Whitney Humanities Center, Room 208, 53 Wall Street, New Haven, CT. Giulia Oskian, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale, and Noah Rosenblum, Program Affiliate Scholar at the NYU School of Law and Ph.D. Candidate at Columbia University, will offer comments before opening the discussion for an audience Q&A.

Pre-circulated introductions are available for download here, and additional excerpts are available from the event organizers upon request.

For inquiries related to the panel, please contact one of our co-directors, Isaac Nakhimovsky (, or the graduate student coordinator (
This event is funded with the generous support of the Yale Humanities Program, the Whitney Humanities Center, the Jack Miller Center, and the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale.

Gregory Conti, Giulia Oskian, Noah Rosenblum, Will Selinger