Lowell Lecture

"How Democracies Die" with Daniel Ziblatt

Date & Time

Oct. 11, 2018 at 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Suffolk University - Sargent Hall
Fifth Floor Commons
120 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02108
Driving Directions


Daniel Ziblatt, Brian Conley, Greg Fried, Renee Landers

Presenting Organization

Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University


Current Affairs Politics


Susan Spurlock (fordhallforum@suffolk.edu, (617) 994-6899)

Is American democracy at risk? Daniel Ziblatt, Harvard political scientist and coauthor of The New York Times bestseller, “How Democracies Die,” will discuss how we can look to a wide range of historical and global examples, from 1930s Europe to contemporary Hungary, Turkey, and Venezuela, to the American South during Jim Crow to show how democracies die—and how ours can be saved. Professor Ziblatt’s talk will be followed by a panel of Suffolk scholars –Brian Conley, Greg Fried, and Renee Landers – and will be moderated by Acting Provost Sebastian Royo.

Ziblatt's teaching and research is in comparative politics, with a focus on democratization, state-building, historical political economy, and European politics.