The Rise of Authoritarianism and Other Dangerous Political Currents in the Trump Era

This event, moderated by Dr. Steve Nelson, will feature three professors of political science who will share academic perspectives on the rise of authoritarianism and other threats to liberal democracy in the Trump era.

Dr. Robert Kulisheck, professor emeritus and former department head of political science will discuss the works of Yasch Mounk, the author of "The People vs Democracy: Why Our Freedom is in Danger & How to Save It". Dr. Kulisheck will talk about the authoritarian populist threat to liberal democracy. 

Dr. Jonathan Allen will discuss the views of the Russian philospher Aleksandr Dugin on Russian, EU and U.S. Politics. He will also share the insights of Timothy Synder, author of "On Tyranny" and "The Road to Unfreedom."

Dr. Carter Wilson, professor and department head of political science, will discuss how the ascension of money driven, polarized and paranoid politics in the 21st centruy has enabled the rise of Trump and endangered our system of liberal democracy. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Ore Dock Brewing Company, second Floor
114 Spring Street, Marquette, MI 49855

Event Type

Academic, Community


Free, no tickets

Primary Contact

Carter Wilson

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