Marko Jakovljevic

Hi! I am Marko Jakovljevic, and I am a rising sophomore pursuing a double major in Political Science and Public Policy with a minor in German. I am passionate about ethics, decision-making theory, and international and United States politics. Apart from academics, I am a dedicated rower on the club team and an associate editor of a literary magazine on campus.

It is no secret that the experience of elections in American politics has become a high-stakes and even existential process. As the 2024 elections approach, the ethics of voting and abstaining will become a more pressing conversation. Arguments about why, how, and whether people should vote are as unavoidable in household conversations as in scholarly debate. This summer with the Kenan Summer Fellowship, in my project “The Challenges of Ethical Voting,” I am researching the ethics of voting and whether voting is necessary to live an ethical life. In this project I will be confronted with a wide range of perspectives and questions about the debated importance of voting, the idea of ethical and civic duties, and fundamentally what it means to live in a political order.