2019 Geopolitical

Global Regression: Democracy in Crisis

Event Date Mon Jul 15, 2019
Event Time 6 PM
The Sebastian – Vail16 Vail Road

Are increasing polarization, declining rule of law, and the rise of populism trends signaling the decline and decay of democracy around the globe? Join Hoover Institute senior fellow Larry Diamond as he explores these and other key trends that are indicative of democracy in crisis. Diamond will trace the expansion of democracy, which began in the 1970s, and greatly accelerated following the end of the Cold War. Initially in retreat, Diamond addresses the dismaying resurgence of authoritarianism. What constitutes high-quality democracy, the tools in the authoritarians’ toolkit and the causes of democratic breakdown will all be discussed in this expansive examination of global liberal democracy.

Read Mr. Diamond’s latest article in “Foreign Affairs” titled Democracy Demotion

This program is generously underwritten by Lynn & Andy Kaufmann and Laura Tumperi

*Parking at The Sebastian is limited. Please park in the Vail Village parking structure and walk down or take the bus. Valet parking is available for $15 and will be validated if you have dinner or drinks at Leonora or Frost Bar.


Larry Diamond

Larry Diamond

Senior Fellow

Hoover Institute