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Across the globe, citizens are falling out of love with democracy. Populists are on the rise. Liberal democracy is in acute danger. While the diagnosis Yascha offers in his engaging talk on the current crisis of democracy is sobering, he ends on a cautiously optimstic notes—making a compelling case for why our freedom is worth fighting for, and offering practical methods for everyday citizens to stand up to authoritarian populism.

Yascha also regularly speaks on other topics including European and American politics, the importance of civic education, recent changes to the welfare state, and how to create a bold policy agenda capable of solving the biggest challenges of the coming decades.

Booking Information

For speaking engagements, Yascha is exclusively represented by The Lavin Agency.

For booking information, please contact Charles Yao, Director of Intellectual Talent, at

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