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Democracy in an age of upheaval

6:00pm-7:00pm on Monday 29 March

The last years, even the last months, have seen huge political upheaval around the world with massive implications for democracy.

In the US, we have seen threats to the democratic process instigated from the presidency itself. Brexit has tested Britain's democratic institutions in many ways and may still cause the break-up of the UK. Populism has spread across the globe in response to a range of social and political developments. Covid has and will accelerate many existing trends, including the rise of Big Tech. What are the implications of some of the developments we are seeing now for democracies around the world and can we harness technology to improve democracy?

Panel discussion with David Runciman, professor of politics at the University of Cambridge, Sharath Srinivasan, David and Elaine Potter Lecturer in Governance and Human Rights in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge, Nina Schick, broadcaster and author of Deep Fakes, who specialises in how technology and artificial intelligence are reshaping society, and Leor Zmigrod, Research Fellow in the Department of Psychology at the University of Cambridge. Chaired by Chris Mann from BBC Cambridgeshire.

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Age: Young Adults 12 – 18, Adults
Timing: Live Stream, Available on Demand
Theme: Society

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