Conversation on Europe: “State of Democracy in Europe”

Event information


For this last Fall semester Conversations on Europe, join our experts for an interactive virtual roundtable discussion on the “State of Democracy in Europe.”

This panel considers several aspects of the current state of democracy in Europe, with special attention to the rise of right-wing populism, illiberal forms of democracy, declining party loyalty, and evidence of increasing disenchantment with the current state of democracy in Europe. The panel will seek to discuss these issues with the help of a broad comparative and historical perspective.


Image Timm Beichelt
Professor of Social and Cultural Sciences
Viadrina University, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

Image Donatella della Porta,
Professor of Politcal Science
Dean of the Faculty of Political and Social Science
Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence, Italy

ImageJae-Jae Spoon
Deparment Chair and Professor of Political Science
University of Pittsburgh

Image Daniel Ziblatt
Eaton Professor of Government
Harvard University


  • John Markoff, Distinguished University Professor, Departments of History and Political Science, University of Pittsburgh

► This event is free but you need to RSVP at and register here


  • If you are an FIU student, you must check that you are a Non-Pitt Undergraduate or a Non-Pitt Graduate Students (as relevant) under the affiliation.
  • If you are an FIU faculty member, please check Non-Pitt Faculty under the affiliation.

► For any further information, please contact Christine I. Caly-Sanchez

This event will recorded and you will be able to watch it at the following link: https:/www.ucis.pitt.eduesc/events/coe

Hosted by European Studies Center, a Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh

Co-sponsors and participating centers: The Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at Florida International University, the Center for European Studies at the University of Florida, the Center for European and Transatlantic Studies at Georgia Tech, and the European Union Center at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union