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Steven Levitsky

Professor of Government, Harvard University

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Steven Levitsky is a virtual guest at Crosscut Festival 2022. He is a Professor of Government at Harvard University. Levitsky’s research focuses on Latin America and the developing world, especially on democratization and authoritarianism, political parties, and weak and informal institutions. He is the author of Competitive Authoritarianism and is the recipient of numerous teaching awards. Steven is also the co-author of How Democracies Die with Daniel Ziblatt. At this year's festival, he'll join Ruth Ben-Ghiat, David Corn and Rebekah Koffler in a conversation about rising authoritarianism worldwide.

When: 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 4. RSVP for this free event now. 

Where: Virtual

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Scheduled Appearances

Culture & History

Are Authoritarians Winning?

Crosscut Festival 2022
Wed May 4, 2022 | 5:00pm

Russian President Vladimir Putin rattled the Western world with his shocking invasion of Ukraine, and authoritarianism appears on the rise around the globe. Meanwhile, threats to democracy feel just as real right here at home. WATCH NOW


Featuring: Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Steven Levitsky, David Corn, Rebekah Koffler

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