Hosted by the Brennan Center for Justice
Democracy in Danger:
Yascha Mounk in Conversation with Wendy Weiser
Date – Thursday, March 22
Location – Furman Hall: Lester Pollack Colloquium Room
6:30 p.m. – Check-in
7:00 p.m. – Program
8:15 p.m. – Book signing
With social media on the rise, living standards stagnating, and fears of multiethnic democracy growing, voters are discontent with politics. Across the world — from India to Turkey to the United States — authoritarian populists have seized power. In his new book, Yascha Mounk examines how trust in the political system is dwindling as money in politics soars and democracy wanes. How did we get here, and how can we protect democracy moving forward?
Yascha Mounk, Lecturer on Political Theory at Harvard University and author of the new book The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It, discusses the future of democracy with Wendy Weiser, Director of the Democracy Program and the Brennan Center for Justice.
Yascha Mounk, Lecturer on Political Theory, Harvard University; author, The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It
Wendy Weiser, Director, Democracy Program, the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law