Can We Save Our Democracy?
A conversation with the authors of "How Democracies Die," Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt
Many Americans have been troubled by recent political rhetoric about rigged elections and locking up political rivals, including Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, who have studied the demise of other democracies around the world, and their research has become increasingly relevant to the United States, as outlined in their book, How Democracies Die.
Levitsky and Ziblatt will visit the Institute for a discussion of what lessons can be gleaned from other nations, and share a roadmap for how we can save our democracy. The conversation will be moderated by Heather Cox Richardson, Professor of History at Boston College.
A book signing will follow, and copies of the book will be available for sale at the Institute’s gift shop.
Innovative education leader Geoffrey Canada, president and founder of Harlem Children’s Zone, is the inaugural speaker for the Stone Social Impact Forum, a new signature series highlighting civic change agents who advance social change and innovatively address areas of inequality in our society.
Learn more about our program series, including Across the Aisle, Getting to the Point, and other special programs.
On Friday, July 26, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute participates in offering a “Free Fun Friday” through support from the Highland Street Foundation. The Institute is open for free all day. There is no admission cost.