Past Events

October 19, 2022

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Ruth Ben-Ghiat
Professor of History and Italian Studies
New York University

Strongmen

How Illiberal Leaders

Consolidate Power

and How They Can Be Defeated

 

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October 25, 2021

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Steven I. Wilkinson
Nilekani Professor of India and South Asian Studies and Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at Yale
Siddharth Varadarajan
Founder and Editor-in-Chief of
The Wire

Manjari Chatterjee Miller
Senior Fellow for India, 
Pakistan and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations 

Is India’s Democracy at Risk?

Democratic success, regional tension, and foreign policy today

 

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May 18, 2021

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David W. Blight

Sterling Professor of History, of African American Studies and of American Studies, Yale University

Frederick Douglass: Prose Poet of Democracy in His Time and Our Own

 

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December 10, 2020

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Odd Arne Westad

Elihu Professor of History at Yale

 

The Sources of Chinese Conduct

Are Washington and Beijing Fighting a New Cold War?

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June 25, 2020

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David Frum

Writer, Political Commentator

A Post-Trump America

How to renew American world leadership after Trump

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October 8, 2019

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Daryl Davis

Musician and Social Activist

KLAN  WE TALK? 

How Can You Hate Me When You Don't Know Me?

February 15, 2019

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Ben Rhodes

Obama Administration Security Advisor and Speechwriter

Reflections on My Years in the Obama White House

Photo: ©Natalie Moser

October 5, 2022

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Thomas Homer-Dixon
Executive Director 

of the Cascade Institute
Royal Roads University

Commanding Hope

The Power We Have

to Renew a World in Peril

 

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September 30, 2021

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Jan-Werner Mueller
Roger Williams Straus Professor of Social Sciences, Princeton

Democracy Rules

 

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March 25, 2021

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Robert B. Zoellick

Former Ambassador, Diplomat and President of the World Bank

America in the World

U.S Diplomacy and Foreign Policy Past, Present and Future

 

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September 21, 2020

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Jan-Werner Mueller

Roger Williams Straus Professor of Social Sciences, Princeton

Trump's Lesson: Rebuilding Democracy After the Crisis

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March 6, 2020

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Kamilla Arku

Pianist

Callie Shell

Photography

“Hope, Never Fear”: A Personal Portrait of the Obamas and a musical program of pioneering African-American composers

September 24, 2019

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David Frum

Writer, Political Commentator

POPULISM, POLARIZATION

AND CORRUPTION 

How Can Western Democracy Survive?

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November 5, 2018

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Anne Applebaum

Pulitzer Prize winning historian, journalist and commentator

on geo-politics 

Democracy and Disinformation 

Understanding our New Normal

April 27, 2022

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George Packer
Award-winning author and staff writer at The Atlantic

Is there still hope?

America in Crisis and Renewal

 

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June 28, 2021

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Jason Stanley
Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy at Yale University

 

How Fascism Works

February 2, 2021

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Arun Chaudhary

American Political Operative and Filmmaker

To Lead a Movement, You Need a Story / Bringing Art into the World of Political Campaigns

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July 20, 2020

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Nina Jankowicz

Author and Disinformation Fellow

at the Wilson Center

How to Lose the Information War

Russia, Fake News and the Future of Conflict

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December 3, 2019

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Timothy Snyder

Levin Professor of History,

Yale University

Can the United States be a Free Country?

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February 28, 2019

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Timothy Snyder

Levin Professor of History,

Yale University

THE ROAD TO UNFREEDOM

RUSSIA, EUROPE, AMERICA

Democracy in Danger

Photo: ©Ine Gundersveen

 

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