Anne Applebaum, a renowned journalist, will address the rise of authoritarianism in the contemporary world. She will discuss the implications these shifts have for freedom of speech and the press—fundamental building blocks of any liberal democracy—as chronicled in her most recent book, Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism. Her capacious understanding of history and current politics will allow her to talk about what the future may look like: in Tennessee, the United States and around the globe.
Applebaum will be joined by Jon Meacham, co-chair of the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy.
This event is scheduled for 4 p.m. in the Seigenthaler Center Lecture Hall.