Category: Event

The Rise and Fall of “Good Governance” Promotion

The Embassy of Canada and the National Endowment for Democracy present the sixteenth annual Seymour Martin Lipset Lecture on Democracy in the World, featuring Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Professor of Democracy Studies at the Hertie School of Governance.

November 4, 2019

The Road to Digital Unfreedom

On 19 March 2019, January-issue contributors Ronald J. Deibert and Xiao Qiang discussed new dangers presented by social media and related digital tools with Shanthi Kalathil and Christopher Walker of NED’s International Forum for Democratic Studies.

March 19, 2019

Populism, Liberalism, Democracy: A Book Launch Celebration

ABOUT THE EVENT A populist and illiberal tide is gaining strength across the globe, posing a serious threat to liberal democracy. Prominent political scientists and commentators William A. Galston and Yascha Mounk discussed the factors fueling populism’s rise and how democracies can effectively respond. Both Galston and Mounk have written articles addressing these questions that appear in the April…

April 3, 2018

The Signs of Democratic Deconsolidation

In many parts of the world, democracy seems to be under threat. Populism is on the rise, as is public dissatisfaction with such key features of liberal democracy as political parties, representative institutions, and minority rights. Even in the long-established democratic regimes of Western Europe and the United States, attachment to democracy is weakening, particularly…

January 10, 2017