April 5, 2022, 6:00 pm CET

Bonner Universitätsforum | Heussallee 18-24, 53113 Bonn

This event will be held in German.

Globalization, migration and identity politics are shaping Germany and posing unimagined challenges to the political system. How can a democratic constitution contain the social and political centrifugal forces of a multiethnic society without betraying the liberal idea? In his new nonfiction book, renowned political scientist Yascha Mounk not only shows the obstacles that the experiment of a diverse society encounters. He also provides the instructions for an intact multiethnic democracy. With clear-sightedness and analytical acuity, he addresses the arguments coming from both the right and the left: a groundbreaking defense of pluralistic principles. For never has it been more important than today to reflect on the balance between equality and individual freedom.



Prof. Dr. Yascha Mounk

SNF Agora Senior Fellow, Associate Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, Johns Hopkins University


Prof. Dr. Markus Gabriel

Lehrstuhl für Erkenntnistheorie, Philosophie der Neuzeit und Gegenwart, Direktor des Center for Science and Thought, Mitglied des CASSIS, Universität Bonn



Judith Sevinç Basad

Journalistin & Autorin

Further Information

Yascha Mounk, born in Munich in 1982, is a political scientist and associate professor at Johns Hopkins University. He also founded the influential journal "Persuasiongegründet" and writes for the New York Times, the Atlantic, and DIE ZEIT, among others. "Der Zerfall der Demokratie" ("The Decay of Democracy") was published by Droemer in 2018.

Markus Gabriel, born in Remagen in 1980, is a German philosopher and book author. He has taught as a professor at the University of Bonn since 2009 and publishes specialist literature as well as popular science books. He has been director of the International Center for Philosophy NRW since 2012 and director of the Center for Science and Thought at the University of Bonn since 2017.

Cooperation partners:

Bonner Akademie für Forschung und Lehre praktischer Politik (BAPP)

AmerikaHaus NRW

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