In Spring 2018, EPL is presenting public lectures, followed by discussion, by six eminent visitors addressing challenges to democracy in the US and abroad.
Feb. 9: Paul Pierson (Political Science, Berkeley) on the risk of "democratic backsliding" in the US
Feb. 26: Nicholas Carnes (Political Science, Duke) on class and governance in the US
March 12: Cheng Li (Brookings) on prospects for democracy in China
March 26: Michael Dawson (Political Science, Chicago) on African-American political identities and political change
April 16: Atul Kohli (Politics, Princeton) on prospects and problems of democracy in India
April 30: Arlie Hochschild (Sociology, Berkeley) on the political alienation of white rural Americans
All lectures are in Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall. They will be on Mondays, 4:30 - 6:00 pm, except for the first, on a Friday, 3 - 4:30 pm.
Videos of these lectures will be available here.