Panel Discussion on Democracy and the Rise of Authoritarianism in a COVID-19 World

On April 30th 2020, several of the MacMillan Center’s councils and the Yale Law School collaborated on a webinar titled “Democracy and Rise of Authoritarianism in COVID-19 World” that aimed to shine a light on anti-democratic processes happening in some countries due to the Covid-19 virus.

The panel discussion brought together scholars with expertise in Latin American, European, Middle Eastern, and Chinese politics to consider ways in which the impact of the global pandemic has eroded democratic norms and increased the assertion of authority by political executives.

To read a summary recap of the webinar, or to view the video, visit the MacMillan Center website