Dr Roslyn Fuller
managing director, Solonian Democracy Institute; author, In Defence of Democracy

Roslyn is a former academic and expert on electoral systems, historical democracy and digital democracy who now heads the Dublin-based Solonian Democracy Institute. The author of five books, including the Orwell Prize-nominated Beasts and Gods: How Democracy Changed Its Meaning and Lost Its Purpose (Zed Books, 2015) and In Defence of Democracy (Polity, 2019). Roslyn frequently contributes to print, radio and broadcast media (BBC, Forbes, The Nation, Los Angeles Review of Books, etc.) on issues relating to democracy as well as to international law. Born in Canada, she wrote her bar exams with a specialization in public international law in Lower Saxony, Germany before moving to Ireland to write her PhD at Trinity College, Dublin.

Follow Roslyn on Twitter: @roslynfuller


Sunday 3 November, 10:00 Pit Theatre
From referendums to citizens’ assemblies: does democracy need a makeover?

Sunday 3 November, 12:00 Level G Studio
What can we learn from Ancient Greek democracy?