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The State of Democracy Around the World with Dr. Larry Diamond

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Join LAWAC for a discussion with Stanford’s Dr. Larry Diamond on rising authoritarianism around the world, as democracy struggles to maintain its foothold. He’ll also discuss China’s growing surveillance state, and Russia’s ambitions for 2020. Larry Diamond is a world-renowned expert in democracy and democratic transitions, and has done extensive work in developing countries in addition to his work as a professor and scholar.

Dr. Diamond will be sharing insights from his new book Ill Winds: Saving Democracy from Russian Rage, Chinese Ambition, and American Complacency. 

About the book: ‘Ill Winds’ core argument is stark: the defense and advancement of democratic ideals relies on U.S. global leadership. If we do not reclaim our traditional place as the keystone of democracy, today’s authoritarian wave could become a tsunami, providing an opening for Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, and their admirers to turn the twenty-first century into a dark time of surging authoritarianism.