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NYC: Is Democracy Dying?
May 21, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
The American Council on Germany will host a discussion and luncheon with Dr. Yascha Mounk, Lecturer at Harvard University and Author of The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It.
There will be no charge for this event. Space is extremely limited.
You must register in order to attend.
RSVP (acceptances only) to the American Council on Germany at 212-826-3636 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Yascha Mounk is a writer, academic, and public speaker known for his work on the rise of populism and the crisis of liberal democracy. Born in Germany to Polish parents, Dr. Mounk received his Bachelor’s in History from Trinity College, Cambridge, and his Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University. He is now a Lecturer on Government at Harvard University, a Senior Fellow in the Political Reform Program at New America, and Executive Director at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. Dr. Mounk has written three books: Stranger in My Own Country – A Jewish Family in Modern Germany, a memoir about Germany’s fraught attempts to deal with its past; The Age of Responsibility – Luck, Choice, and the Welfare State, which argues that a growing obsession with the concept of individual responsibility has transformed Western welfare states; and The People vs. Democracy – Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It, which explains the causes of the populist rise and investigates how to renew liberal democracy.