The Politics of the Hunger Games with Professor Dan Nexon

On December 3rd, 2014, Professor Daniel Nexon discussed key political themes in The Hunger Games trilogy: Does human nature doom us to a world of conflict, oppressive regimes, and economic inequality? How does Katniss’ vision of a dystopian world speak to theorists like Machiavelli, Marx or Tocqueville? From reality television to why Katniss is not Bella, this session was a lively conversation for Hoya fans of Suzanne Collins’ vision.

Moderated by Prof. Kathleen McNamara, Director of the Mortara Center for International Studies.