Transnational Perspectives on Democratic Erosion: Past, Present, and Future

2017-2018 BMW Center Special Events Series

The series will examine the phenomenon of “democratic erosion” in Europe and the United States, with a focus on the structures and agents that have contributed to a weakening of the foundations of democracy across the west in the postwar period. The series will draw on the insights of historians, economists, political scientists, and cultural experts over the course of the 2017-18 academic year. 

Events in the "Transnational perspectives on Democratic erosion" series:

  • October 12, 2017: "Delivering Prosperity, Deepening Democracy: Ideas for Strengthening the Eurozone" featuring Mr. Pierre Moscovici (European Commissioner, Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs)
  • October 25, 2017: "The Rise and Fall of Democracies: Historical Lessons for Today" featuring Dr. Daniel Ziblatt (Professor of Government, Harvard University)
  • November 15, 2017: "German Right-Wing Populism and Sexual Politics" featuring Dr. Gabriele Dietze (Harris German Dartmouth Distinguished Visiting Professor, Dartmouth University)

  • February 5, 2018: "The End of the End of History" featuring Dr. Kim Lane Scheppele (Laurance S. Rockefellor Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, Princeton University)
  • March 15, 2018: "Making Italy and Germany Great Again: Mussolini and Hitler" featuring Dr. Christian Goeschel (Senior Lecturer in Modern European History, The University of Manchester)
  • April 3, 208: "Sources of Democratic Dissatisfaction and Decay in Europe and the US" featuring Dr. Sheri Berman (Professor of Political Science, Barnard College)