Democracy in Danger: Yascha Mounk in Conversation with Wendy Weiser

March 22, 2018

Location:

NYU School of Law's Furman Hall: Lester Pollack

245 Sullivan St

(between Washington Square South and West 3rd)

New York, NY 10012

 

6:30 p.m. - Check-in 
7:00 p.m. - Program
8:15 p.m. - Book signing

 

With social media on the rise, living standards stagnating, and fears of multiethnic democracy growing, voters are discontent with politics. Across the world — from India to Turkey to the United States — authoritarian populists have seized power. In his new book, Yascha Mounk examines how trust in the political system is dwindling as money in politics soars and democracy wanes. How did we get here, and how can we protect democracy moving forward?

Yascha Mounk, Lecturer on Political Theory at Harvard University and author of the new book The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It,discusses the future of democracy with Wendy Weiser, Director of the Democracy Program and the Brennan Center for Justice.

 


 

Yascha Mounk, Lecturer on Political Theory, Harvard University; author, The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It

Wendy Weiser, Director, Democracy Program, the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law