Keynote Speaker - Adam Przeworski

IPSA is pleased to announce that Adam Przeworski will serve as keynote speaker at the Democratization and Autocratization: IPSA 75th Anniversary Conference. Prof. Przeworski will address conference delegates on 11 September 2024 | 17:30 - 18:30.

Keynote Presentation: Studying Democracy

Our thinking about democracy - how it works, what it achieves and what it fails to achieve, when it survives and when it breaks down - is shaped by the real world around us. When democracies faced competition from rival ideologies - communism and various forms of fascism - the central value attached to democracy was seen as political liberty and the focus of cross-national empirical research was regime transitions. These ideologies are now gone: even the political extremes justify their positions in the language of democracy. But conflicts about values and interests which different groups desire democracy to implement have intensified and the range of outcomes democracies generate, some unprecedented, has expanded. Some scholars see it as a crisis. Is it?

Adam Przeworski

Adam Przeworski is the Carroll and Milton Emeritus Professor of Politics and Economics at New York University. Previously, he taught at the University of Chicago, where he was the Martin A. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor, and held visiting appointments in India, Chile, France, Germany, Spain, and Switzerland. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1991, he is the recipient of the 1985 Socialist Review Book Award, the 1998 Gregory M. Luebbert Article Award, the 2001 Woodrow Wilson Prize, and the 2010 Lawrence Longley Award. In 2010, he also received the Johan Skytte Prize. As the recipient of IPSA’s Juan Linz Prize in 2018, Prof. Przeworski delivered a lecture at the 2018 IPSA World Congress titled “The 2020 US Election and the Study of Comparative Politics”. In 2018, he published Why Bother With Elections? (Polity Press).