The Forms of Authoritarianism

A One-Day Conference: Thursday, September 20 @ Hartford Club (next to UConn Hartford campus).

UCONN HARTFORD, The Hartford Club, 46 Prospect St.
9:00am – 5:00pm

This one-day conference brings together scholars and journalists at the University of Connecticut and across the United States to discuss the various forms that authoritarianism is taking in the world today, from the Philippines to India, to Honduras and Venezuela, to Europe and the United States. It also aims to place this authoritarianism in historical perspective, comparing it to the anti-democratic currents of yesterday, whether in fascist Europe or in the Cold War dictatorships of Latin America.

The keynote speaker will be Ben Kiernan (Yale University). Program for the event.

This conference is hosted by American Studies with generous support from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Humanities Institute, the Institute of Asian and Asian American Studies, and the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life.

Questions: contact Chris Vials (