Author of ‘How Democracies Die’ will speak March 12

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — In 2015, Daniel Ziblatt began to notice similarities between his research on declining democracies around the world and what he was seeing at home in the United States.

The more he looked, the more he felt his suspicions were being confirmed, and there were some major warning signs that U.S. democracy was possibly in danger. Three years later, Ziblatt has published a book on what he’s observed and what he says we can do about it.

Ziblatt, Harvard professor and co-author of “How Democracies Die,” will present a talk on his research and the book at 4 p.m. March 12 at the Hintz Family Alumni Center.

Since its release last month, “How Democracies Die” has become a New York Times bestseller and received widespread acclaim from major media outlets including NPR, Vox and The Atlantic.

Ziblatt’s talk is sponsored by the McCourtney Institute for Democracy in the College of the Liberal Arts.

The cover of Daniel Ziblatt's book, "How Democracies Die." Credit: Courtesy of Daniel ZiblattAll Rights Reserved.

Last Updated February 22, 2018