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Democratic to Authoritarian Rule
Democracy is undergoing an “alarming” decline across the world as a growing number of countries move towards authoritarian rule, according to the think tank, Freedom House. In the U.S., there is much controversy relating to our degree of democracy and trends. This course will help us to understand how and why democracies evolve and potentially fail, the tools of authoritarianism, and ways to build (or re-build) a stable democracy. Both U.S. and global cases will be discussed. The course will consist of two sessions that include discussions with two national experts: •Session 1: The Surge in Populism and Implications for Democracy/Autocracy -Pauline Jones, Professor of Political Science at UM, and current Director of the UM International Institute •Session 2: Building (and Re-Building) Stable Democracies (or How to Survive Autocracy) -Sheri Berman, Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, Columbia University Dates: Session 1, October 22, 2-4pm, Session 2, November 5, 2-4pm
Event Type : Study Groups      
Category : Current Events, Law, Policy and Politics
Date(s) : 10/22/2020 - 11/05/2020
Day of Week : Thursday
Time : 2:00-4:00PM
Location : Online
Instructor : Bantel Karen
Fee : $15.00
Event Status : COMPLETED