• The Future of Global Democracy
    November 28, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In 1992, after the fall of the Soviet Union, Francis Fukuyama famously declared the “end of history” and the ultimate triumph of Western liberal democracy. But now, just a quarter of a century later, some are wondering whether Western liberal democracy’s triumph was fleeting, maybe even illusory.

Are democracies stable around the world today? Will democracies survive the tension between external supranational institutions such as the EU and internal nationalist movements? Can democratic institutions evolve fast enough to meet challenges posed by new technologies?

Join us on November 28th for a thought-provoking discussion on the future of global democracy. Come with big thoughts, because we’re asking the big questions.

Jennifer M. Piscopo is Assistant Professor of Politics at Occidental College. Her research on representation, gender quotas, and legislative institutions in Latin America has appeared in twelve peer-reviewed journals. She has received research awards from the American Political Science Association, the International Political Science Association, and the Latin American Studies Association. She received her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego in 2011, where she was a Visiting Fellow at the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies from 2009-2010. Recently, she was the the 2016-2017 Peggy Rockefeller Visiting Scholar at the David Rockefeller Center of Latin American Studies at Harvard University.

More speakers to be announced soon!

Tickets: $15 for members and guests; $18 for non-members; $20 at-the-door

Networking Reception: 7:00 pm
Discussion and Q&A: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Refreshments will be served. Business casual attire encouraged.

LA World Affairs Council Headquarters
3535 S. Hayden Ave.
Culver City, CA 90232

Parking is available in the lot directly outside of 3535 Hayden after 6PM. Street parking is also available on Hayden Ave.

Cancellations must be made by Monday, November 26 at 12:00 pm in order to receive a refund.