German think tank director discusses influence of authoritarian regimes in democracies
Social Sciences
08 January 2018

German think tank director discusses influence of authoritarian regimes in democracies

FGV’s Center for International Relations will welcome the director of the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi), Thorsten Benner, on January 23.

FGV’s Center for International Relations will welcome the director of the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi), Thorsten Benner, on January 23, at 7 p.m. The guest will talk about the rising influence of authoritarian regimes in the West, during the first event of a series of debates throughout 2018 on the political transformations in Brazil and Latin America. The lecture will take place at FGV’s 9 de Julho, Noble Hall, in Sao Paulo (Rua Itapeva, 432, 4th floor).

Benner will address the theme of his recent paper for Foreign Affairs, titled An Era of Authoritarian Influence? How Democracies Should Respond’. In the paper, the author argues about the dangers of the influence of authoritarian states in democracies, and how they can avoid it.

As the director and co-founder of the GPPi in Berlin, Benner carries out research on international organizations, focusing on the United Nations, peace and security, data and technology policy, in addition to the interaction between North American, European, and non-Western powers in the creation of the global order. Before the GPPi, he worked at the German Council on Foreign Relations, the U.N. Development Program in New York, and the Global Public Policy project in Washington, DC.

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