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The Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies occasionally hosts special events including conferences, workshops, and symposia that focus on the center's thematic. Details of these events can be found below.

Understanding how and why democracies emerge requires attention to how and why they submerge. In this second installment of the multiyear and cross-university Democratic Change Research Initiative, this conference gathers leading scholars of authoritarianism and democratization at WCED to present and discuss their ongoing research on why democracy and autocracy either emerge and endure or falter and fail.

Thursday, September 27, 7pm
Inaugural Lecture as the Ronald and Eileen Weiser Professor of Emerging Democracies
Dan Slater, WCED Director and Professor of Political Science

Friday, September 28 - Saturday, September 29
Democracies Emerging and Submerging Conference


Saturday, September 29, 11am
How Democracies Live and Die
Panelists: Steven Levitsky, Thomas Carothers, Didi Kuo