Christian List is Chair in Philosophy and Decision Theory at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich). Previously, he held a chair at the London School of Economics. Christian has published highly influential work in analytic philosophy, on a range of different subjects: from free will and determinism, to his celebrated work (with Philip Pettit) on group agents and group agency, and on reason-based rational choice (with Franz Dietrich). In this meetup, he will build on his earlier work with John Dryzek and James Fishkin connecting social choice theory and deliberative democracy. In particular, he will consider the (potentially) beneficial effects of online deliberation on the emergence of single-peaked opinions or preferences.
Robert Bjarnason is currently president and CEO of the Citizens Foundation Iceland. Before, he was a successful entrepreneur that introduced the Web to Iceland in 1993 and in 1995 to Denmark, and led several award-winning teams in the video game industry. Robert has extensive experience with AI algorithms and 3D software spanning over 25 years. In this talk he will share his experiences with the Your Priorities platform that was launched by the Citizen Foundation, as a tool for online deliberation, ideas generation, and participatory budgeting.