I will give the second Daphne Douglas Lecture at Mona campus of the University of the West Indies on May 4. The lecture is organized by the university’s Department of Library and Information Studies. My working title is “Defending the Open Society.”
I’ll give a talk at the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on March 28. Details here. I’ll talk about challenges to democracy in the United States and Europe. The title is: “Democracy in crisis — or politics as usual?” Description:
On both sides of the Atlantic, commentators suggest that democracy is in crisis. Some even say that we are witnessing the decline of the West or the end of the liberal world order. Are these commentators right — and if so, what is the cause of democracy’s decline? Or are they entirely wrong? Perhaps we are just witnessing a return to “politics as usual” after a period of unusual calm in the life of leading Western states.
I gave a presentation at New York BK21 Conference organized by the Graduate School of Public Administration of Seoul National University in New York City on Saturday January 14. The title was “Statecrafting: A new approach to public administration.” Powerpoints available here. Listen to audio here.
I’m quoted in a Columbia Tribune story that discusses the debate over “law and order” in American politics. Read the story. I discuss this more fully in my books The End of Protest and America’s First Great Depression.
I gave two talks at the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs on December 6 and 7. My first talk was about Four Crises of American Democracy, at the Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership at 4:30pm on December 6. Details here | Watch this talk on YouTube. On December 7, I talked about “A new approach to Public Administration.” The December 7 talk drew on this paper.
My 2013 book “The End of Protest” is discussed in an article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about post-election protests. Read the article.