Starr Forum: Is Democracy Dying?

Feb 26 2018 6:30 PM

Hosted by: MIT Center for International Studies
Ray and Maria Stata Center
32 Vassar Street, Building 32 - Room 123: Kirsch Auditorium , Cambridge

Panel discussion on the current state of democracy.


Panel discussion on the current state of democracy.

Speakers:

Daron Acemoglu, Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics, MIT.  His most recent book is Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Politics (Crown Business, 2012).

Maria Ramirez a 2018 Nieman Fellow, is a reporter and entrepreneur from Spain who covers U.S. politics for Univision. She is the co-founder of Politibot.

Yascha Mounk Lecturer on Political Theory at Harvard University's Government Department, a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Transatlantic Academy of the German Marshall Fund, and a Nonresident Fellow at New America's Political Reform Program.  Mounk’s most recent book - The People Versus Democracy: Why Our Freedom is in Danger and How to Save It (Harvard University Press, 2018) - will be available for purchase at the event.

Moderator:

Melissa Nobles, Kenan Sahin Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Professor of Political Science, MIT

Nobles is the author of Shades of Citizenship: Race and the Census in Modern Politics (Stanford University Press, 2000) and The Politics of Official Apologies (Cambridge University Press, 2008).

 

Free & open to the public | Refreshments served

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