Is democratic backsliding really happening, and if so what impact has this had on human rights and development?

Harvard Lecture Theatre Room 223 Alan Walters Building
Friday 16 June 2023 (16:00-18:00)

Manoel Gehrke at:

The roundtable will discuss the recent controversy surrounding whether the quality of democracy around the world has really declined, disaggregate major political trends across regions and different types of countries, and assess what impact recent democratic and authoritarian trends have had on human rights and development. 


  • Jennifer Gandhi (Yale University) 
  • Mamodou Gazibo (Université de Montréal) 
  • Rachel Gisselquist (United Nations University - WIDER) 
  • Staffan Lindberg (University of Gothenburg) 
  • Andreas Schedler (Central European University)  

Chair: Nic Cheeseman (University of Birmingham)  

Please do spread the word – all are welcome.  

Please RSVP to Manoel Gehrke at: