Starr Forum: Is Democracy Dying?

Starr Forum: Is Democracy Dying?

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


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.


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).