In the media

To mark the conclusion of the first year of the course, the Watson Institute hosted a full-day conference on August 29, 2018. Faculty and student participants from 12 universities met to discuss democratic decline and resilience in theory and practice, as well as generate new opportunities for collaborative research. Hear Professor Rob Blair and two students—Minch Cerrero and Aidan Calvelli—reflect on the course and conference on the Watson’s Trending Globally podcast.

Four students from the Democratic Erosion consortium were selected to expand blog posts they wrote for our course into essays for SSRC Items, published alongside pieces by leading scholars in political science. Introduction to the miniseries here.

Recent mentions and coverage in the news: