From India to Turkey, from Hungary to the United States, authoritarian populists have seized power, putting democracy at risk. This talk by the brilliant Harvard political scientist Yascha Mounk, one of the world’s leading experts on the crisis of liberal democracy and the rise of populism, will explain how we got here, what is needed for liberal democracy to survive and why there is little time to waste.

Francis Fukuyama wrote: “If you’ve not heard of Yascha Mounk before, you definitely will in the future.” Join us for this masterclass in understanding the rise of illiberal populists who, speaking for the people, argue the need for themselves as powerful leaders free to make decisions unencumbered by inept democratic institutions.





Portland Hall

4 - 12 Little Titchfield Street
London W1W 7BY

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Oxford St (300m) - Central, Bakerloo, Victoria
Goodge St (400m) - Northern