Business & Policy

Democracy in the 21st Century: Where is it Heading?
BUSINESS & POLICY

Democracy in the 21st Century: Where is it Heading?

Tuesday, February 13, 6 PM

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Evening Discussion
Tuesday, February 13, 6-8:30 PM

Online registration for this event has closed. Please contact the Business & Policy Program at 212-715-1208 to register.

Recent developments, such as the rise of populism in Europe, Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, and polarized media coverage from the United States, are shaking assumptions about democracy and democratic practices. A study on political systems by Pew Research Center revealed that “there are reasons for calm as well as concern when it comes to democracy’s future.” The findings indicate that the American public is largely divided over democracy: 46% are satisfied with the way democracy is functioning, and 51% trust the government to act in the country’s best interests. Does our democracy remain strong, or is there cause for concern? In this program, experts examine the current state of democracy in the United States, Asia, and Europe, and ways to strengthen government amid dwindling public trust.

Speakers:
Sheri Berman, Professor of Political Science, Barnard College, Columbia University
Bruce Stokes, Director, Global Economic Attitudes, Pew Research Center
Keesha Gaskins-Nathan, Program Director, Democratic Practice-United States, Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Agenda
6:00-6:30 PM Registration
6:30-8:00 PM Discussion and Q&A
8:00-8:30 PM Wine & Sushi Networking Reception

Admission:
Non-members: $20
Japan Society Corporate Members: Free, up to designated number of tickets; additional tickets $15
Japan Society Individual Members at Patron Circle level and above: $15
Academic and government: $15

Seating is available on a first come, first served basis.

Prepayment must be made with a credit card. All cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event.

For more information, please contact the Business and Policy Program at 212-715-1208 or email register@japansociety.org.

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