BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.5522@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20180213T000000Z DTEND:20180213T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<span style="font-size: x-small\;"><strong>Tuesday\, February 1 3\, 6-8:30 PM</strong><span style="font-family: Lucida Sans Unicode\;">&nb sp\;<span style="font-size: x-small\;"><span style="font-family: Lucida Sa ns Unicode\;">\n<span style="font-size: x-small\;"><span style="font-famil y: Lucida Sans Unicode\;"> Recent developments\, such as the rise of popul ism in Europe\, Britain&rsquo\;s vote to leave the European Union\, and po larized media coverage from the United States\, are shaking assumptions ab out democracy and democratic practices. A study on political systems by Pe w Research Center revealed that &ldquo\;there are reasons for calm as well as concern when it comes to democracy&rsquo\;s future.&rdquo\; The findin gs indicate that the American public is largely divided over democracy: 46 % are satisfied with the way democracy is functioning\, and 51% trust the government to act in the country&rsquo\;s best interests. Does our democra cy remain strong\, or is there cause for concern? In this program\, expert s examine the current state of democracy in the United States\, Asia\, and Europe\, and ways to strengthen government amid dwindling public trust. \ n \n <strong>Speakers: </strong>\n<strong>Sheri Berman</strong><span style ="font-family: Lucida Sans Unicode\;">\, Professor of Political Science\, Barnard College\, Columbia University\n <strong>Bruce Stokes</strong><span style="font-family: Lucida Sans Unicode\;">\, Director\, Global Economic Attitudes\, Pew Research Center\n <strong>Keesha Gaskins-Nathan</strong><s pan style="font-family: Lucida Sans Unicode\;">\, Program Director\, Democ ratic Practice-United States\, Rockefeller Brothers Fund \n\n<span style=" font-size: x-small\;"><span style="font-family: Lucida Sans Unicode\;"><st rong>Agenda:\n</strong><span style="font-size: x-small\;"><span style="fon t-family: Lucida Sans Unicode\;">6:00-6:30 PM &nbsp\; &nbsp\; Registration \n<span style="font-size: x-small\;"><span style="font-family: Lucida Sans Unicode\;">6:30-8:00 PM &nbsp\; &nbsp\; Discusssion and Q&amp\;A\n<span s tyle="font-size: x-small\;"><span style="font-family: Lucida Sans Unicode\ ;">8:00-8:30 PM &nbsp\; &nbsp\; Reception\n\n<span style="font-size: x-sma ll\;"> <strong>Admission:</strong>\n<span style="font-family: Lucida Sans Unicode\;"> Non-members: $20\n Japan Society Corporate Members: Free\, up to designated number of tickets\; additional tickets $15\n Japan Society I ndividual Members at Patron Circle level and above: $15\n Academic and gov ernment: $15 \n \n Seating is available on a first come\, first served bas is. \n \n <em>Prepayment must be made with a credit card. All cancellation s must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event.</em><span style="font -family: Lucida Sans Unicode\;"> \n \n For more information\, please conta ct the Business and Policy Program at 212-715-1208 or email <a><span style ="color: #ed1c24\;">register@japansociety.org</a><span style="font-family: Lucida Sans Unicode\;">. <strong></strong><em></em> DTSTAMP:20230208T030320Z SUMMARY:Democracy in the 21st Century: Where is it Heading? URL:/en/events/2018/02/13/democracy-in-the-21st-century-where-is-it-heading / END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR