Monday, July 15, 2019 Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; program begins at 6 p.m.
The Sebastian – Vail | Vail*
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.
Larry Diamond is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. For more than six years, he directed FSI’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, where he now leads its Program on Arab Reform and Democracy and its Global Digital Policy Incubator. He is the founding co-editor of the Journal of Democracy and also serves as Senior Consultant at the International Forum for Democratic Studies of the National Endowment for Democracy. His research focuses on democratic trends and conditions around in the world, and on policies and reforms to defend and advance democracy. His 2016 book, “In Search of Democracy,” explores the challenges confronting democracy and democracy promotion, gathering together three decades of his writing and research, particularly on Africa and Asia. His latest book is “Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency.”
*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.