"We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism in the twentieth century. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience. Now is a good time to do so."
Levin Professor of History at Yale
"Democracy itself has always been loud and raucous, but when its rules are followed, it eventually creates consensus. The modern debate does not. Instead, it inspires in some people the desire to forcibly silence the rest."
Pulitzer Prize winning author, journalist and commentator or geo-politics
Robert B. Zoellick
Former Deputy Secretary; Under Secretary and Counselor of the State Department; Ambassador and U.S. Trade Representative; Deputy Chief of Staff at the White House; and President of the World Bank
Moderated by Paris-based author and journalist Claire Berlinski
Live Streaming on YouTube
Thursday, March 25th
7 p.m. CET
America in the World
U.S Diplomacy and Foreign Policy Past, Present and Future
Launched in the fall of 2018 by the Munich Chapter of the Yale Club of Germany,
Munich Dialogues on Democracy is an English-language lecture series featuring world-class experts, with events that foster and support the values of liberal democracy and its institutions.
Our all-volunteer team is led by founder Bartley Grosserichter, a Munich-based Yale alumna, in cooperation with our main partners, Amerikahaus Munich and the Yale Club of Germany.
Our aim is to educate, engage and empower our audiences to think critically, and act deliberately, to keep democracy around the world healthy.
The Munich Dialogues on Democracy Event series is made possible by our leading partners:
Each Speaker Event also has specific partners we are thankful to work with. See our Past Events for details.