10:00 am – Welcome and Introduction
Jeffrey Green, Andrea Mitchell Center Director
Mitchell Orenstein, “Democracy in Trouble?” Planning Committee Chair
10:15 am – Why do Democracies Fail?
Steven Levitsky, Harvard University
Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin
Moderator: Trudy Rubin, Philadelphia Inquirer
12:30 pm – Keynote Address: "Identity and Democracy"
Francis Fukuyama, Stanford University
2:15 pm – Why is Authoritarianism Suddenly Appealing?
Cas Mudde, University of Georgia
Ruth Ben-Ghiat, New York University
Moderator: Mitchell Orenstein, University of Pennyslvania
4:00 pm – Is Democracy Worth Saving? A Debate
Jason Brennan, Georgetown University
Hélène Landemore, Yale University
Moderator: Felipe Calderón, President of Mexico, 2012-2016
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