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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; registration will open in August 2021

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 Resident Scholar, Institute of Governmental Studies, University of California, Berkeley. He held the W. Averell Harriman Chair at Brookings between 1991 and 2014 and was Director of Governmental Studies between 1987 and 1999. Before that, Mann was executive director of the American Political Science Association

Mann has taught at UC Berkeley, Princeton, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, Virginia and American University; conducted polls for congressional candidates; worked as a consultant to IBM and the Public Broadcasting Service; chaired the Board of Overseers of the National Election Studies; and served as an expert witness in the constitutional defense of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law. He has lectured in the United States and abroad on American politics and public policy and contributed frequently to newspapers, blogs, and television and radio programs on politics and governance.

Booking Process: Please register for the talk using the form on this page (registration will open in August 2021). 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 Tel: 020 7380 6704 

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