How Will Global Democracy Survive?


Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 6:00pm to 7:00pm


JFK Jr. Forum, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA -- Registration Required

From the January 6th insurrection in Washington to the steady march of authoritarianism around the world, no corner of the globe has been safe from attempts to subvert democracy. What are the root causes of these forces, and how can we combat these threats?

Join us and the Institute of Politics in the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, for a conversation with Professor Steven Levitsky, David Rockefeller Professor of Latin American Studies and Professor of Government, and Professor Daniel Ziblatt, Eaton Professor of Government and director of the Transformations of Democracy research unit at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center in Berlin, Germany. Former IOP 2019 Resident Fellow LaTosha Brown, Senior Practice Fellow in American Democracy at the Ash Center and co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund, will moderate this discussion.

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Event Details 

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