The University of Iowa

Roundtable discussion on Authoritarianism to held Dec. 9

November 10th, 2021

As a follow-up to Professor Timothy Snyder’s Ida Beam lecture "History and Freedom: The Past, Present, and Future of Tyranny," International Programs, the Department of French and Italian, and the European Studies Group will host a roundtable of international experts for a discussion entitled "Authoritarian Tendencies Across the Globe," on Thursday, December 9, at 2:00 p.m., via Zoom.  With Associate Provost and Dean of International Programs Russ Ganim serving as moderator, panelists will discuss authoritarian movements in Europe, the Americas, and Southeast Asia, covering topics such as election laws, human rights, misinformation campaigns, and social inequality as threats to democracy.

Register to Attend

Agnieszka Kubal - lecturer in sociology, University College London
Rosemarie Scullion - associate professor, French and Italian, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
Marco Garrido - associate professor, sociology, The University of Chicago
William Reisinger - professor, political science, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
Manuel Balan - associate professor, political science, McGill University, Montreal 
Caroline Tolbert - professor and Lowell G. Battershell University Distinguished Chair, political science, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
Russ Ganim - associate provost and dean, International Programs

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Sarolta Petersen in advance at or 319-335-3862.