John Wall is Professor of Philosophy, Religion, and Childhood Studies, as well as Director of the Childism Institute, at Rutgers University Camden. He is a theoretical ethicist who works in political philosophy, post-structuralism, and children’s rights.
His latest book is Give Children the Vote: On Democratizing Democracy (Bloomsbury 2021). It argues that denying children the vote in democratic societies is both unjust and counterproductive. Using political philosophy, history, and childhood studies, it responds to the major objections made to children’s suffrage and shows why ageless enfranchisement is in reality both important for democracy and beneficial for both children and societies. It also makes the childist case that, just as with other enfranchised groups over history, children’s suffrage would lead to stronger democracies.
Join us via Zoom
Zoom link: https://rutgers.zoom.us/j/91378777249?pwd=YjdQMmgwWi9WYU54WHJEZmFPLzJBdz09
Date & Time
February 7, 2022
4:20 pm-5:40 pm