Lunch Talk @Academy: The Future of Liberal Democracy – People’s Views on Forms of Government

on Friday, 16 March 2018, 12.30 pm

at the Berlin Representative Office, Robert Bosch Stiftung
Französische Straße 32, 10117 Berlin

Bruce Stokes
Director, Global Economic Attitudes, Pew Research Center

moderated by
Slawomir Sierakowski
Director, Institute for Advanced Study Warsaw,
Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow, Robert Bosch Academy

20 Minutes: Input
20 Minutes: Debate
Followed by Networking

Snacks and drinks will be served.

Please note that the event will be held in English.

Please register here.

The future of liberal democracy is a topic of growing debate given recent developments in both the United States and Europe. But election results do not necessarily reflect underlying public sentiment. In a recent global survey of 37 countries, the Pew Research Center probed people’s views of their democracy and how it related to their assessment of their government and their economy. Furthermore, the survey asked people about what they thought might be the best way to govern their country: representative democracy, direct democracy, rule by experts, rule by a strong man, rule by the military. Bruce Stokes will discuss findings from Pew’s democracy survey and help lead a conversation about the future of democracy given this evidence of global public sentiment.