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On the eve of mid-term elections in which polls find large majorities of Americans worried about the future of U.S. democracy, scholars and journalists are tracking growing interest here in the successful path of autocratic leaders abroad. Do once-democratic countries like Hungary offer American populists a meaningful roadmap for reforming the structures of U.S. democratic governance and constitutional law?

Moderator: Deborah Pearlstein, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Floersheimer Center for Constitutional Democracy


  • Zack Beauchamp, Senior Correspondent, Vox
  • Kim Lane Scheppele, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University
  • Michel Rosenfeld, Professor of Law and Comparative Democracy, Justice Sydney L. Robins Professor of Human Rights, Director of the Program on Global and Comparative Constitutional Theory, Cardozo Law
  • Dmytro Vovk, Visiting Professor, Cardozo Law

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