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The Recurring Crises of American Democracy


Professor Robert Lieberman (Johns Hopkins University) and Professor Suzanne Mettler (Cornell University) took part in a discussion of America’s current predicament and how it differs from past threats to democracy in the US.




Robert Lieberman (@r_lieberman) is Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University. He studies American political development, race and American politics, and public policy. He has also written extensively about the development of American democracy and the links between American and comparative politics. His most recent book is Four Threats: The Recurring Crises of American Democracy (St. Martin’s Press, 2020), co-authored with Suzanne Mettler. In 2021, he will be the John G. Winant Visiting Professor of Government at the University of Oxford.



Suzanne Mettler (@SuzanneMettler1) is the John L. Senior Professor of American Institutions in the Government Department at Cornell University. Her research and teaching interests include American political development, inequality, public policy, political behavior, and democracy. She is the author of six books, including, most recently, Four Threats: The Recurring Crises of American Democracy (St. Martin’s Press, 2020), co-authored with Robert C. Lieberman. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the recipient of Guggenheim and Radcliffe Fellowships, and serves on the boards of the Scholars Strategy Network and the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences.




Peter Trubowitz
Peter Trubowitz (@ptrubowitz) is Professor of International Relations and Director of the US Centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Associate Fellow at Chatham House



This event was held on 10 February 2021 and was part of the US Centre's Phelan Family Lecture Series.

Header image credit: Photo by Element5 Digital on Unsplash

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