- Dr. Yascha Mounk, Lecturer, Harvard University; Senior Fellow, Political Reform Program, New America; and Executive Director, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
- Metin Hakverdi, Member of the German Bundestag, Social Democratic Party
- Franka Ellman, Program Officer, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
One year into Donald Trump’s presidency, the United States’ idea of liberal democracy is encountering serious challenges from within. In addition to the growing divides in U.S. society along ethnic and socioeconomic lines, the Trump administration and Congress are questioning existing immigration practices. Yet, the country has an enduring history of immigration from around the world, and still today many people are applying to become citizens of the United States. For young people especially, the preservation of freedoms is particularly important.
We are pleased to invite you to a discussion on the state of the United States’ multiethnic liberal democracy with Dr. Yascha Mounk, lecturer at Harvard University and author of The People vs Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is In Danger and How to Save It! A leading expert on populism and the crisis of liberal democracy, Mounk will speak on his motivation for attaining U.S. citizenship as well as on his experience as a new American in Trump’s America, and his belief in a multiethnic liberal democracy in the United States.
We have ten copies of Yascha Mounk's latest book Der Zerfall der Demokratie: Wie der Populismus den Rechtsstaat bedroht available for this event. If you are interested in receiving a free copy, we invite you to submit two questions for our guest speakers. Please send them to email@example.com by February 13, 2018.