Democracy and the Rise of Authoritarianism

Join Harvard Griffin GSAS Dean Emma Dench, McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History and of the ClassicsGrzegorz Ekiert, AM ’87, PhD ’91, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government at Harvard University, immediate past director of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, and senior scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studiesand Jill Kastner, AM ’92, Soviet Union studies, PhD ’99, history, visiting fellow in the Department of War Studies at King’s College, London, as they explore how the erosion of norms, trust, and tolerance threatens contemporary democracy and the ways governments, civil society organizations, universities, the private sector, and citizens can work in solidarity to push back against authoritarian threats and reinforce democratic governance.

Following the speaking program, enjoy drinks, appetizers, and stimulating conversation with fellow alumni and friends! 

Democracy and the Rise of Authoritarianism

Date: March 7, 2024
Time: 6:00-8:30 p.m. CET
Event Type: In-person
Location: Volkshotel, Wibautstraat 150, 1091 GR Amsterdam

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