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New Editors for Open Forum

March 30, 2021

CES is pleased to announce that George Soroka (Ph.D. ’14) is the new editor of the Open Forum Working Paper Series.

Political Scholars Analyze Trump’s Legacy on Global Populism

Political Scholars Analyze Trump’s Legacy on Global Populism

in The Harvard Crimson on March 8, 2021

The seminar — titled “Populism After Trump” — featured Johns Hopkins University Senior Fellow of International Affairs Anne Applebaum and Harvard Government professors Steven R. Levitsky and Daniel F. Ziblatt. Government professor Grzegorz Ekiert, the director of CES, moderated the event, which drew more than 400 attendees.

Investing in FDI: How and Why do the Western Balkans Differ?

Investing in FDI: How and Why do the Western Balkans Differ?

Albana Shehaj in Tirana Observatory on February 11, 2021

What drives recent changes in the landscape of foreign direct investments (FDI) in Western Balkan states and what are the socioeconomic implications of such changes? The emerging economies of the Western Balkan countries (WB6) of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Montenegro, North Macedonia (NM), Kosovo, and Serbia have much to benefit from foreign direct investment (FDI).

The terrible scenes on Capitol Hill illustrate how Donald Trump has changed his party

in The Economist on January 13, 2021

The most important book of the Trump era was not Bob Woodward’s “Fear” or Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury” or any of the other bestselling exposes of the White House circus. Arguably it was a wonkish tome by two Harvard political scientists, Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, published a year into Donald Trump’s presidency and entitled “How Democracies Die”.

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