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May 7, 2018

Is our democracy dying? Kennedy Institute convenes bestselling authors to discuss the impact of the current political landscape on United States democracy

Authors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt will discuss their New York Times bestselling book “How Democracies Die”

BOSTON - On Tuesday, May 8th, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate will welcome Harvard University professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt to discuss the state of America’s democracy as outlined in their recently-released book “How Democracies Die.” In a moderated conversation with Boston College history professor Heather Cox Richardson, Levitsky and Ziblatt will share their insight on how the changing political landscape in the United States is threatening the state of our democracy, and how we can use the lessons learned from the evolution of governments from around the world to sustain it.

WHAT:
Can We Save Our Democracy? A conversation with Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt on the tenuous state of American democracy. Boston College history professor Heather Cox Richardson to moderate.

WHEN:
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate Columbia Point, Boston, MA

The program will be live streamed on emkinstitute.org.

This event is OPEN PRESS.
RSVP to press@emkinstitute.org.

About the Edward M. Kennedy Institute

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate is a nonprofit organization in Boston envisioned by the late Senator Ted Kennedy; it is dedicated to educating the public about the important role of the Senate in government, encouraging civic participation, and invigorating civil discourse. Through digital exhibits, interactive educational offerings, and topical programs, the Institute engages students and visitors in a conversation about the critical role each person plays in our democracy and in our society. Learn more via emkinstitute.org.

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