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Democracy under Fire? Egypt, Turkey and Brazil and the Summer of Discontent

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

McCarthy Hall, McShain Large 37th and O St., N.W., Washington

Democracy is under siege in Egypt, while protests have roiled mature democracies in Turkey and Brazil.  What can political science tell us about how democratization unfolds and what might smooth its path? Three experts discuss the theory and practice of democratization and what it suggests might lie ahead for these nations.


  • Charles King, Professor, SFS
  • James Vreeland, Associate Professor, SFS
  • Diana Kapiszewski, Assistant Professor, Government
  • Chaired by, Kathleen McNamara, Director Mortara Center for International Studies
  • Co-sponsored by: Mortara Center for International Studies, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and Center for Latin American Studies
Event Type

Lectures, Academic Events


Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Center for Latin American Studies, Mortara Center for International Studies

Open to the public and the press?


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