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GSAS Centennial Lecture: Democracy and Its Discontents
April 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
America is a young nation but a very old republic. It is, in fact, the world’s oldest constitutional democracy. How did that happen?
American democracy is not simply the product of the genius of the founding fathers (and mothers) but rather the work of generations. It has had inherent problems and faced daunting challenges but over the centuries it has endured and expanded its scope and scale.
Today it confronts new dangers — economic, technological and above all political — and must find a way to combat and overcome them. The stakes are high.
Keynote Speaker: Fareed Zakaria, Ph.D.
Fareed Zakaria is host of CNN’s flagship international affairs program — Fareed Zakaria GPS — a Washington Post columnist, a contributing editor at The Atlantic and a New York Times bestselling author. He was described in 1999 by Esquire Magazine as “the most influential foreign policy adviser of his generation.” In 2010, foreign policy named him one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers.
This lecture celebrates Fordham’s Dodransbicentennial and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Centennial.
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