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Patron Event: Dr. Ruth Ben-Ghiat - Strongmen: How to Defeat Them and Autocracy

 

Registration for this event opens two weeks prior to the lecture date.
Strongmen: How to Defeat Them and Autocracy

 

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 Dr. Ruth Ben-Ghiat
Professor of History and Italian Studies at New York University (NYU); Author of "Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present".

 

PATRON EVENT
In person only 

April 2, 2024
6:30- 8:00pm

The Century
Association
7 West 43rd Street


ABOUT THE TOPIC
Around the world, in countries from Israel and China to Russia, Turkey and even in the U.S., leaders with autocratic tendencies (strongmen) are having an outsized influence on their countries’ politics, economics, and world affairs. One-man rule stirs up negativity, populism, nationalism and militarism. The big question is: how do we overcome these bullies and the contexts that allow them?

ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Ruth Ben-Ghiat is Professor of History and Italian Studies at New York University. She writes about fascism, authoritarianism, propaganda, and the threats these present to democracies around the world. Her most recent book, Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present examines how illiberal leaders use propaganda, corruption, violence, and machismo to win authority. Importantly Ben-Ghiat writes about how these strongmen can be defeated.  
Ben-Ghiat's insights into the authoritarian playbook and democracy protection have made her an expert source for television, radio, podcasts, and online events around the globe. She writes for CNN, The Economist, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, and The Atlantic. She is an MSNBC opinion columnist and frequently provides television commentary on that network. She has appeared in many documentaries about dictators and threats to democracy, such as Netflix's How To Become a Tyrant and PBS's The Dictators' Playbook.


 



When:
Tuesday, April 2, 2024, 6:30 PM until 8:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Where:
The Century Association
7 West 43rd Street, New York City
NY  
Additional Info:
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Registration is required before Tuesday, March 26, 2024 at 12:00 PM and it opens 3/12/2024 at 12:00 AM
Payment In Full In Advance Only
$45.00
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