USF hosts democracy author Larry Diamond

“Democracy For All: Pipedream or Possibility?

When: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at 5:45 p.m.

What: “Democracy For All: Pipedream or Possibility” is an interview and book signing with Larry Diamond, Ph.D. The event is part of the USF Center for the Pacific Rim’s Public Diplomacy Project in the Asia Pacific led by Dr. Chiho Sawada, a Kiriyama Research Fellow at the Center. In 1974, nearly three quarters of all countries were dictatorships; today more than half are democracies. Diamond demonstrates that the desire for democracy runs deep, even in poor Pacific Rim countries. Diamond uncovers the extent to which democracy depends on the spirited grassroots activism of citizens as he dissects the causes of the recent “democratic recession.”

Who: Larry Diamond, Ph.D. has authored many books on democracy, is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford, founding co-editor of the Journal of Democracy, and co-director of the International Forum for Democratic Studies of the National Endowment for Democracy.

Where: Fromm Hall at the University of San Francisco. Fromm Hall is located at 2467
Golden Gate Avenue (at the corner of Golden Gate and Parker Avenue), but
it’s most direct to enter from Parker Street between Golden Gate and Fulton.

Public Info: The event is free and open to the public. Please call 415.422.6228 to reserve your seat.

Lisa Vorderbrueggen