9 November – Social Media and Politics: Democracy in the Digital Age

Over the past decade, social media use has become nearly ubiquitous in Western society and beyond – one quarter of the global population now has a Facebook account. Traditional power dynamics are shifting, and recent events signal that these changes leave public opinion – and liberal democracy more broadly – vulnerable to manipulation through online […]

5 October – The Culture of Politics in Turkey

Political and economic life in Turkey has long relied on highly personalized networks that redistribute power and resources and allow some parts of the population to rise at the expense of others. Is that era now coming to an end with the installation of a single, autocratic leader? In this lecture, Jenny White will discuss […]