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Johns Hopkins SAIS to host a discussion on “The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty,” with co-author James A. Robinson, October 3 in Washington, DC

Johns Hopkins SAIS will host James A. Robinson to discuss his co-authored book, “The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty.” The event is presented by the school’s International Development program and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University.
Yascha Mounk, senior fellow at the SNF Agora Institute, will moderate a discussion on the book in which Robinson will delve into why liberty flourishes in some states but falls to authoritarianism or anarchy in others and explain how it can continue to thrive despite new threats.
James A. Robinson
Director of The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts and the Reverend Dr. Richard L. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict, University of Chicago
Yascha Mounk
Senior Fellow at the SNF Agora Institute and Associate Professor of the Practice of International Relations, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Time and Date
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Johns Hopkins SAIS
Kenney Herter Auditorium      
1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20036
The event is open to the public and media, with registration. Members of the working press can request to cover the event by selecting "Media" on the online registration form. Final media access will be confirmed at least one day prior to the event. Pre-authorized camera setup will only be permitted from 10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Please note: Interviews may only be conducted with the speaker after the discussion in Kenney Herter Auditorium.
Media Contact
Jason Lucas
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Johns Hopkins SAIS
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About the Speaker
James Robinson is a political scientist and economist as well as the co-author of the international bestseller, “Why Nations Fail.” As institute director of The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts, Robinson guides the Institute’s research agenda, engaging the international academic and practitioner community through The Pearson Global Forum, and sets the curriculum for the next generation of leaders and scholars. His work explores the underlying relationship between poverty and the institutions of a society and how institutions emerge out of political conflicts.
About Johns Hopkins SAIS
Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today's critical issues. For 75 years, Johns Hopkins SAIS has produced great leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations. Public leaders and private sector executives alike seek the counsel of the faculty, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. Johns Hopkins SAIS offers a global perspective across three campus locations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, D.C. The school's interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, preparing students to address multifaceted challenges in the world today.
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