Starr Forum: Is Democracy Dying?

Starr Forum: Is Democracy Dying?

February 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
MIT 32-123

Speakers:

Daron Acemoglu, Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics, MIT.  His most recent book is Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Politics (Crown Business, 2012).

Maria Ramirez a 2018 Nieman Fellow, is a reporter and entrepreneur from Spain who covers U.S. politics for Univision. She is the co-founder of Politibot.

Yascha Mounk Lecturer on Political Theory at Harvard University’s Government Department, a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Transatlantic Academy of the German Marshall Fund, and a Nonresident Fellow at New America’s Political Reform Program.  Mounk’s most recent book – The People Versus Democracy: Why Our Freedom is in Danger and How to Save It (Harvard University Press, 2018) – will be available for purchase at the event.

Moderator:

Melissa Nobles, Kenan Sahin Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Professor of Political Science, MIT

Nobles is the author of Shades of Citizenship: Race and the Census in Modern Politics (Stanford University Press, 2000) and The Politics of Official Apologies (Cambridge University Press, 2008).