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Featured Events: Democratic Threats

The Einaudi Center's in-person and virtual events gather faculty experts, policymakers, students, and the local, national, and international community for conversations about world challenges and how we can work together to meet them.

We invite you to join our upcoming events and watch related videos on Einaudi's Democratic Threats and Resilience YouTube playlist!

SAP/Reppy event at Uris Hall, 8/25/22
Afghanistan One Year Later: Reflections on Life Under the Taliban, a panel discussion hosted by Einaudi's Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies and South Asia Program on August 25, 2022.

Fall 2022 Highlights

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson with Peter Katzenstein, Nov. 10, 2022. Photo: Jason Koski

November 10: President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson

Can Small States Make a Difference? The Case of Iceland on the International Scene

Guðni Th. Jóhannesson argues that Iceland's national commitment to peace and the shared values of the NATO alliance, including respect for democracy and human rights, are part of how his small state makes an outsized impact on international relations.


Bust of Lenin and a mosaic of the hammer and sickle inside the Moscow Palace of Youth (Moskovskogo Dvortsa Molodezhi)

October 6: Maria Snegovaya

Fighting Yesterday's War: Soviet Influences in Putin's Foreign Policy

Russia’s recent behavior has thrown into doubt international norms regarding territorial integrity—not least because Putin himself has spoken of seeking to "regather" territory once possessed by Imperial Russia or the Soviet Union. Maria Snegovaya (Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service) examines the drivers of Russian revanchism.



Watch Past Events on YouTube

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Highlights: Lessons from Democracies at Risk

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IES Challenges to Democracy: From Populism to Fascism? (video)

Dmitry Bykov in Ithaca, March 2022. Photo: Jon Miller

Einaudi/IES Visiting Scholar: Dmitry Bykov in Conversation (video)


Event Series on Video

Democracy in the Balance

A three-part series, Democracy in the Balance: Vulnerability, Resilience, and Reform assessed the state of American democracy and prospects for its reform and renewal. The Einaudi Center hosted the events in spring 2022, partnering with the American Academy of Political and Social Science and American Democracy Collaborative.

Democracy 20/20

From June through the 2020 election, Democracy 20/20 brought together historical and comparative experts to discuss the challenges these unsettling times pose for American democracy.