This week our topic of discussion will be "Tahrir Square to Tiananmen Square : Exploring Democracy as a form of government".
Democracy as a form of government has been around since the ancient Greek civilization. It has evolved to accommodate the many changes our society has seen. But it can also lead to resentment, most recently with the election results in the United States. How effective is democracy in addressing the concerns of young people? At the same... time, we have other forms of government which seem to be thriving. Communism in China has been able to pull out millions out of poverty and Monarchies in United Arab Emirates are able to offer some of the highest standards of living to their citizens. So, where exactly does democracy fit in this world? Is the United Nations step to build a global democracy? Does the future hold a truly democratic organization?
Join us in the conversation with Prof. Lewis Friedland, as we explore the present and future state of democracy as a form of government.
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