10/18 Chicago Center on Democracy Inaugural Event: "Populism and the Erosion of Democracy"

Populism and the Erosion of Democracy

Reception and discussion with Anna Grzymala-Busse, Stanford University


Populist parties and politicians are surging in both developed and new democracies, prompting popular anxiety and scholarly concern. This discussion will focus on how populists have benefited from the shortcomings of mainstream political parties, how they gained power, and their consequences for institutions of liberal democracy.


Thursday, October 18
5:30 – 7:00pm


Social Sciences Tea Room
1126 E. 59th Street
Room 201
Chicago, IL




The Chicago Center on Democracy, a newly established center that aims to use the power of academic research and discussion to support democracy worldwide