Illiberalism on the Rise: What History Tells Us
Tuesday, January 25, 2021 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET
The rise of autocracy and illiberalism has concerned many observers, even those covering the mainstream political discourse of the world’s largest democracies. Thirty years after Francis Fukuyama wrote about the triumph of liberal democracy, it is clear that illiberalism remains a pressing concern in the twenty-first century; what’s less clear is how we should interpret this illiberal wave sweeping across the world. Join us for a virtual discussion about what history can tell us about the relationship between democracy and illiberal regimes with Dr. Sheri Berman, Professor of Political Science at Bernard College, Columbia University, on Tuesday, January 25, from 12 PM to 1 PM ET.
Sheri Berman is a professor of Political Science at Barnard College, Columbia University. Her research interests include European history and politics; the development of democracy; populism and fascism; and the history of the left. She has written about these topics for a wide variety of scholarly and non-scholarly publications, including the New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, and VOX. She currently serves on the boards of the Journal of Democracy, Dissent and Political Science Quarterly. Her most recent book, Democracy and Dictatorship: From the Ancien Regime to the Present Day, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. Berman has a BA in political science from Yale University and an MA and PhD in government from Harvard University.
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