The first episode of the podcast series Democracy in Question? will be available on all platforms from 8 October at 12.30pm.
The series is presenting some of the most important voices on these themes in contemporary academia and is hosted by Shalini Randeria, Director of the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy at the Graduate Institute, Rector of the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, and Excellence Chair, University of Bremen (Research Group: Soft Authoritarianism).
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Episode 1 : Timothy Snyder
American democracy seems to be fast approaching a flash point. The Trumpian politics and administration have tested the fundamental norms and institutions of representative democracy in America in an unprecedented way. With the US elections looming in the horizon, we explore the significance of the Trumpian moment, but also look at some of the long-standing issues and divisions confronting American democracy.
Timothy Snyder is the Richard C. Levin Professor of History at Yale University and a permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna. He is a historian of totalitarianism, and the author many books, including Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin (2010), Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning (2015), and most recently, The Road to Unfreedom (2018) and Our Malady: Lessons in Liberty from a Hospital Diary (2020).
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