The Fate of Liberalism in the Rising Tide of Authoritarianism:
A Conversation with Rajan Menon and Eric Weitz, moderated by Kathy McDonald
April 23, 6:30-8:00 pm
CCNY Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education (CWE)
Auditorium, 25 Broadway, 7th Floor (ID Required for Entrance)
The world is witnessing a global slide backward on human rights. Freedom House has even proclaimed that 2017 marked the twelfth year of a continuous decline in freedom worldwide and the most serious crisis for democracy in decades. With the United States retreating from its commitment to a liberal order, the rise of far-right parties in Europe and elsewhere, and the increasing influence of authoritarian Russia and China on the world stage, the fate of human rights norms hangs in the balance. Prestigious CCNY faculty members Rajan Menon and Eric Weitz engage in open conversation, with CWE Chair Kathy McDonald moderating, on the fate of the postwar liberal order in the face of such trends.