On October 5 and 6, the Albert Shanker Institute is hosting a conference, co-sponsored by the Prospect and other progressive publications and organizations, on the global crisis of democracy. Intellectuals and activists from the United States, China, South Africa, Germany, Israel, Hungary, and Austria will discuss the rise of the nationalist-populist right, the growth of economic inequality and the shrinking legitimacy of political institutions, the rise of nativism and racism, and how best to counter these threats to democracy and decency. Prospect editors Bob Kuttner and Harold Meyerson are among the speakers.
THE CRISIS OF DEMOCRACY
Thursday, Oct. 5, 3:00 p.m. to Friday, Oct. 6, 5:00 p.m.
Washington Court Hotel, Atrium Ballroom
525 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
The conference is free, registration is required.
More information about the conference is available here.