More than 550 attend Charles Taylor lecture at King’s

Philosopher Charles Taylor asked 'is democracy in danger?' in Nov. 6 speech

Charles Taylor answered questions from King’s students after he gave a lecture. Photo: Tari Wilson

While Americans placed their votes 550 people gathered at the University of King’s College to hear a speech about the state of democracy.

Canadian philosopher Charles Taylor was selected by students to speak on Nov. 6, 2012 at the second annual Alex Fountain Memorial Lecture.

The lecture was live-streamed and the King’s Advancement Office, who organized the event, said between 90-100 people watched it online.

“I think the event lived up to our expectations. It went well and got students thinking about democracy and probably started some good discussions,” said KSU president Nick Stark.