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Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning Presents: “How Democracies Die: Lessons from Turkey”

Feb 22 2022 - Feb 22 2022 • Time: 5:30-7:00pm Education & History, For the Family, and Recreation & Fitness

How Democracies Die: Lessons from Turkey
Tuesday, February 22 from 5:30 – 7:00pm via Zoom

Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Middlebury College Professor Sebnem Gumuscu to talk about lessons on democracy’s decline that can be learned from Turkey. Democracy is once again in global decline. Actors and processes of the recent wave of democratic decline, however, sets it apart from earlier waves. Democracies are now killed slowly, and they are killed by elected officials instead of generals in uniforms. This talk focuses on the ways in which elected politicians kill democracy using Turkey’s democratic breakdown under Erdogan’s rule in the past decade as a departure point. Registration is $18 in advance. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit


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