Can the United States be a Free Country?

Present risks and future challenges

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 7:00pm



at Ludwig-Maximilians-University

Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1

80539 Munich


Today in the United States as well as in Europe, we spend the present defending what is at risk, and the future appears chiefly as a threat.  Yet the very idea of freedom, once central in democratic societies, depends upon a vision of the future.  In lecture Professor Snyder will address the deep threats to freedom, and the possibilities for a future with greater freedom.


Timothy ­Snyder, Levin Professor of History at Yale and a Permanent Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna, will explore and explain his latest research about current risks and perils in democratic societies, and possible solutions. An expert on European history, Professor Snyder is a leading American historian and public intellectual. Author of several award winning and bestselling books, his works have all been translated, with his recent “On Tyranny” now appearing in 40 languages.


A part of the Munich Dialogues on Democracy Speakers Series, a cooperation between The Yale Club of Germany e.V. (Munich Chapter) and the Bavarian Center for Transatlantic Relations, in partnership with the Munich History Lecture

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