How Democracies DIe

Daniel Ziblatt, Eaton Professor of the Science of Government at Harvard University, will describe current dangers facing American democracy and ways of preventing its breakdown. He will derive lessons from the fateful missteps that have wrecked other democracies and from ways citizens have risen to meet the great democratic crises of the past. Ziblatt's many writings on democratization, democratic breakdown, and state-building include New York Times bestseller, How Democracies Die (2018), co-authored with Steven Levitsky; Conservative Parties and the Birth of Democracy (2017), winner of the American Political Science Association’s Woodrow Wilson Award for the best book published in the United States on government, politics, or international affairs; and Structuring the State: The Formation of Italy and Germany and the Puzzle of Federalism (2006).

There will be a reception and book signing in Vollum lounge prior to the lecture, beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the division of history and social sciences. Free and open to the public.

Friday, February 22, 2019 at 6:00pm

Vollum College Center, Vollum lecture hall
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199

Event Type

Lecture

Audience

Faculty, Students, Alumni, Open to the Public, Staff

Departments

Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, Sociology

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