Challenges to Democracy

2015 Program Tracks

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Challenges to Democracy

What are the prospects for democracy around the world today? Where is it on the rise? Where is it in retreat? And where is it simply withering from apathy? Join key experts to examine and debate perspectives spanning global issues such as the rise of extremism, constraints on representative government, and new forms of authoritarianism, as well as tests to our own domestic democratic institutions. What does “democracy” really mean today, and is this the best system for everyone?

Track Events

Behind the Newsroom Decisions: How We Cover Terrorism
Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Voices From the Internet Underground
Offbeat China, Stories from Life in Beijing
Why Women's Voices Are Important on the Bench
Festival 1 and Festival 2