Authoritarian Tendencies Across the Globe

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As a follow-up to Professor Timothy Snyder’s Ida Beam lecture "History and Freedom: The Past, Present, and Future of Tyranny," International Programs, the Department of French and Italian, and the European Studies Group will host a roundtable of international experts for a discussion entitled "Authoritarian Tendencies Across the Globe," on Thursday, December 9, at 2:00 p.m., via Zoom.  With Associate Provost and Dean of International Programs Russ Ganim serving as moderator, panelists will discuss authoritarian movements in Europe, the Americas, and Southeast Asia, covering topics such as election laws, human rights, misinformation campaigns, and social inequality as threats to democracy.



  • Agnieszka Kubal - lecturer in sociology, University College London
  • Rosemarie Scullion - associate professor, French and Italian, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Marco Garrido - associate professor, sociology, The University of Chicago
  • William Reisinger - professor, political science, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Manuel Balan - associate professor, political science, McGill University, Montreal
  • Caroline Tolbert - professor and Lowell G. Battershell University Distinguished Chair, political science, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Russ Ganim - associate provost and dean, International Programs
Thursday, December 9, 2021 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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