Webinar | Democracy and Rise of Authoritarianism in COVID-19 World

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Friday, April 24, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
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A webinar panel featuring MacMillan Center and Yale Law School faculty and affiliates. Register for the Zoom Webinar: https://yale.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UB88sIxcTkONqoTqZNiKgw
Description:
This webinar will aim to shine a light on the anti-democratic processes that are happening in some countries at the present due to the Covid-19 virus. Some national leaders, presidents and prime ministers, use this extremely difficult time to ground their authoritarian regimes and take power away from democratic institutions. Simultaneously, and inevitably, they, also make dictatorial decisions that endanger the people–examples include Hungary, Belarus, India, and Brazil.
Panelists:
Ana De La O, Associate Professor of Political Science; Tais Gasparian, Associate Research Scholar at Yale Law School; Vish Sakthivel, Postdoctoral Associate, Council on Middle East Studies; Nahid Siamdoust, Postdoctoral Associate in the Yale Program in Iranian Studies; Aniko Szucs, Postdoctoral Associate and Lecturer of the Program on Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; and Taisu Zhang, Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Moderator: David Cameron, Professor of Political Science & Director of EU Studies Program
This webinar is presented by the MacMillan Center’s European Studies Council, Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies, South Asian Studies Council, Council on Middle East Studies, the Program in Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies, and by the Yale Law School