Columbia’s Murillo, Sasken Discuss the Future of Democracy
June 09, 2020
María Victoria Murillo, Professor of Political Science at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and Director of the Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS), together with Saskia Sassen, Columbia University Professor of Sociology and Member of the Committee on Global Thought, discussed how liberal democracy will fare after the Covid-19 pandemic.
In a podcast aired by Latin American social science magazine Nueva Sociedad (Nuso), Murillo and Sassen spoke about how liberal democracy had already been questioned and was under threat before the outbreak of the virus. They reviewed what happens to democracy in times of pandemic and expressed hopes for a reinvention towards a more egalitarian liberal democracy after this emergency. Other participants in the discussion included journalist and writer Ricardo Dudda and political scientist Melis Gülboy Laebens.