Date(s) - 11/14/19
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Ida Noyes Hall University of Chicago
Thu, November 14, 2019 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM
Across the globe, many nations have tracked growing dissatisfaction with democracy itself, as citizens respond to out-of-touch elites, rapid social and economic transformation, and globalization. So what’s going on? Is the notion of democracy going on a downward spiral, or is all this handwringing much ado about nothing? Where do “we the people” go from here?
Join the IOP as we welcome Harvard Professor of government Steven Levitsky, co-author of How Democracies Die, for a conversation on the stability and future of democracies around the globe. In the book, he and co-author Daniel Ziblatt trace how democracies throughout history have descended into authoritarianism.
UChicago Law Professor Eric Posner will moderate the conversation, bringing his vast understanding of the threats that the bedrock democracy of the United States currently faces, and how to remedy them.