Preview: Book Launch: Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe: From the Ancien Régime to the Present Day

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Date(s) - 02/04/2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Columbia University Maison Française @ Buell Hall


What’s up? Join the panel discussion of new book by Sheri Berman, in discussion with Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Jack Snyder, and Alexander Stille. Welcome remarks by Adam Tooze.

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Why you should go.  Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe (Oxford University Press, 2018) explains how democracy actually develops, and how we should interpret the current wave of illiberalism sweeping Europe and the rest of the world.


  • Sheri Berman, Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, Columbia University
  • Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Professor of Italian and History, NYU.
  • Jack Snyder, Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Relations, Columbia University.
  • Alexander Stille, San Paolo Professor of International Journalism, Columbia University.

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  • Fancy a drink or bite to eat nearby?
  1. 1020 Bar – 1020 Amsterdam ave.
  2. The Heights Bar & Grill 2867 Broadway
  3. Vanguard Wine Bar 189 Amsterdam Ave (68th and 69th)- Sounds like an investment firm, but this little gem is a fantastic wine bar if you venture south of Columbia