Jones College of Business Lifelong Learning Series

Jones College hosts quarterly guest speakers to offer professional development and lifelong learning opportunities to the greater Nashville community.

The initial Lifelong Learning seminars will concentrate on research into organizational dynamics conducted by the Dale Carnegie organization, but future seminars will present additional topics of interest. The selection of topics will be driven by the needs in the broader community, matching the available expertise among Jones College faculty/staff.

Please join us for our next event, October 20, 2022




About the Event: The Political Economy Research Institute at MTSU is pleased to host author and Professor Jason Brennan, presenting “Debating Democracy,” as part of the MTSU Distinguished Lecture Series. As Dr. Brennan explains, “Democracy does not convert popular opinion into power. Instead, for most voters, politics is less about policy than it is about signaling their loyalty to their peer groups. Democracy makes people mean and stupid because being mean and stupid sends a strong signal of loyalty. Democracy may be the best system we have so far, but making democracy work means acknowledging its systematic flaws, keeping democracy in its place, and being willing to look for methods of overcoming its problems.”

Sponsored by the Dr. Ming Wang Cosmopolitan Initiative Lecture Series and the Jones College of Business Lifelong Learning Series.

Off-campus visitors can obtain a one-day permit at, or they may park in the university’s Rutherford Boulevard Lot, and ride the Raider Xpress shuttle to the Student Union Building.

About the Speaker:  Jason Brennan, Ph.D., is Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. He specializes in politics, philosophy, and economics. He is the editor of Public Affairs Quarterly and an associate editor of Social Philosophy and Policy. He is currently overseeing a $2.1 million project on "Markets, Social Entrepreneurship, and Effective Altruism," funded by the Templeton Foundation.

He is the author of 15 books, including: Debating Democracy, with Hélène Landemore (Oxford University Press, 2021), Business Ethics for Better Behavior, with William English, John Hasnas, and Peter Jaworski (Oxford University Press, 2021), and Why It's OK to Want to Be Rich (Routledge Press 2020).




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Upcoming dates:

 October 20, 2022


For more information, please contact: 

Kim S. Sokoya
Associate Dean for Graduate and Executive Education


Sean Salter
Assistant Dean, Assessment

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