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Featured Events: Democratic Threats

The Einaudi Center's in-person and virtual events gather faculty experts, policymakers, students, and the local, national, and international community for conversations about world challenges and how we can work together to meet them.

We invite you to join our upcoming events and watch related videos on Einaudi's Democratic Threats and Resilience YouTube playlist!

SAP/Reppy event at Uris Hall, 8/25/22
Afghanistan One Year Later: Reflections on Life Under the Taliban, a panel discussion hosted by Einaudi's Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies and South Asia Program in 2022.

Spring 2023 Highlights

March 22: Carlos Alvarado Quesada

Carlos Alvarado Quesada, Costa Rica President (2018-22)

Fighting for Democracy and the Planet

Bartels World Affairs Lecture 

Carlos Alvarado Quesada was Costa Rica's youngest president in a century. In this year's Bartels lecture, he shares how conservation and sustainability are crucial for preserving democracy around the world.

April 20: Carla Martínez Machain

Woman soldier in military uniform stands at salute (seen from back of head)

Beyond the Wire: U.S. Military Deployments and Host Country Public Opinion

Carla Martínez Machain (SUNY Buffalo) argues that the U.S. has entered into a "domain of competitive consent," where the longevity of overseas deployments relies on buy-in from host-state populations. A key component of building support for the U.S. mission is the service members themselves as they interact with the local community.

April 24: Thomas Garrett and Damon Wilson

chess pieces in mirror

Democracy and Its Opposites: Challenges in a Global World

Lund Critical Debate

Join Thomas Garrett (Community of Democracies) and Damon Wilson (National Endowment for Democracy) for a conversation on democratic backsliding, strategies for resilience, and the conditions and practices that undermine democracy: democracy ... and its opposites.

Watch Past Events on YouTube

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Highlights: Lessons from Democracies at Risk

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IES Challenges to Democracy: From Populism to Fascism? (video)

Dmitry Bykov in Ithaca, March 2022. Photo: Jon Miller

Einaudi/IES Visiting Scholar: Dmitry Bykov in Conversation (video)

Event Series on Video

Democracy in the Balance

A three-part series, Democracy in the Balance: Vulnerability, Resilience, and Reform assessed the state of American democracy and prospects for its reform and renewal. The Einaudi Center hosted the events in spring 2022, partnering with the American Academy of Political and Social Science and American Democracy Collaborative.

Democracy 20/20

From June through the 2020 election, Democracy 20/20 brought together historical and comparative experts to discuss the challenges these unsettling times pose for American democracy.