McGill University Professor Arash Abizadeh presented a paper entitled, “Representation, Bicameralism, and Sortition: Reconstituting the Senate as a Randomly Selected Citizen Assembly.”  Professor Abizadeh’s specializes in both contemporary political theory and the history of political thought; his research focuses on questions of identity, nationalism and cosmopolitanism, as well as the relationship between rhetoric, passions and discourse.  His work has been published in Political Theory, American Political Science Review, and numerous other journals. He also has a book, Hobbes and the Two Faces of Ethics, forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.  This was our last installment of the 2017/2018 Political Theory Workshop.  Look for information about next fall’s workshop on our calendar this summer.