University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Is Democracy in Danger?


Is our democratic system, long-thought invincible, being threatened by America's strident politics? Expect a lively discussion as Steven Levitsky, John Nichols and Dan Pfeiffer offer their perspectives on what to watch out for — and what we might hope for. The moderator will be former UA President Peter Likins.


Panelists
Steven Levitsky

Steven Levitsky, co-author of "How Democracies Die," is a David Rockefeller Professor of Latin American Studies and Professor of Government at Harvard University. His research interests include political parties and party-building, authoritarianism and democratization and weak and informal institutions, with a focus on Latin America....

John Nichols

John Nichols, a liberal, progressive journalist and author, is the National Affairs correspondent for The Nation and associate editor of The Capital Times. Nichols' books include "The Death and Life of American Journalism," "Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse" and the forward for "The Constitution Demands It....

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Dan Pfeiffer

Howard Daniel Pfeiffer is an American activist, podcaster and former senior advisor to U.S. President Barack Obama for Strategy and Communications. Pfeiffer was a long-time aide to Obama, serving in various press and communications roles throughout his 2008 campaign for the presidency, on his presidential transition team and in the Obama White House....

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