Past Event

Book Launch: "Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe: From the Ancien Régime to the Present Day"

February 4, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Maison Française East Gallery, Buell Hall

Panel discussion of new book by Sheri Berman, in discussion with Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Jack Snyder, and Alexander Stille. Welcome remarks by Adam Tooze.

Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe (Oxford University Press, 2018) explains how democracy actually develops, and how we should interpret the current wave of illiberalism sweeping Europe and the rest of the world. Sheri Berman is Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, Columbia University. Ruth Ben-Ghiat is Professor of Italian and History at NYU. Jack Snyder is the Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Relations at Columbia. Alexander Stille is the San Paolo Professor of International Journalism at Columbia. Adam Tooze is the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History & Director of the European Institute at Columbia.

Presented as part of the New Books in the Arts and Sciences series. Event sponsored by the Office of the Divisional Deans in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the European Institute, the Maison Française, and the Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities.