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.
Join the Kennedy Institute and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation for a conversation with youth leaders from Africa and the United States to discuss the realities that young people face in managing their HIV, adapting peer support, and confronting Covid-19 and HIV as these two pandemics impact our communities simultaneously.
Join the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, and the National Commission on Military, National and Public Service for a discussion on how building a culture of service can strengthen our communities and our democracy.
In partnership with the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, the Commonwealth Museum, and the Massachusetts Archives, the Institute will welcome state and local leaders for a conversation on the importance of the 2020 Census.