Strongmen and Their Exits: Legacies of Authoritarian Rule


Location: Virtual via Zoom

Ruth Ben Ghiat Web

Ruth Ben-Ghiat
Professor of History and Italian Studies
New York University

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What happens when strongmen leaders leave office? Most such situations end up badly. Based on research for her new book Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present (Norton, 2020), Ben-Ghiat will discuss why this is and offer lessons from the exits of strongmen around the world that have relevance for today.

Registration required. This event is hosted by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, and it is co-sponsored by the Center for Italian Studies and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.

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