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Date : 27/09/2021 | Time : 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm |

Online – Zoom

This event is free but you must register in advance.

The insurrection of January 6, the rush of Republican-controlled states to pass new laws limiting access to voting and politicizing election administration, and the unwillingness of the former president and his party to accept the certified outcome of the 2020 election pose serious threats to the stability of our democratic republic. How likely is a slide to authoritarian rule and what can be done to counter it?

Thomas E. Mann is a Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at The Brookings Institution and a resident scholar at the Institute of Governmental Studies, University of California, Berkeley. Before joining Brookings as Director of Governmental Studies in 1987, Mann held various positions from 1970 onwards with the American Political Science Association (APSA), including becoming its Executive Director in 1980. He is well known to the Harkness Fellowships from his leadership of APSA’s highly regarded Congressional Fellowship Programme where fifteen Harkness Fellows participated in the 1960s and 70s serving on Congressional staffs in the US Senate and House of Representatives.

Mann has lectured extensively in the United States and abroad on American politics and is the author of numerous books and articles. He is cited frequently in international newspapers, television and radio programmes and on social media commenting on the state of politics and governance in the United States.

Booking Process: Please register for the talk using the form on this page. You will not have to enter any payment details. After registering, you should immediately receive a ‘Booking Pending’ email. Once your booking has been approved you will receive a ‘Booking Confirmed’ email containing a link to the event with instructions on how to join the Zoom call (there will also be telephone numbers for you to dial in should you be unable to join via the web). Please allow two working days for your booking to be approved. Please note you do not need a Zoom account to participate.

If you do not receive these emails or if you have any problems with the online booking please contact Helen on harkness@acu.ac.uk Tel: 020 7380 6704 

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