Carnegie Mellon University

The Politics of Authoritarian Regimes

with Dr. Jennifer Gandhi

Thursday, April 20, 2023
5:00 - 6:00 PM ET
Posner Grand Room (340)
In-Person Event with Zoom Hybrid Accessibility

Please register to attend in person and register to attend on Zoom.

IPS is delighted to have Dr. Jennifer Gandhi of Yale University join us for an in-person event at CMU's Pittsburgh campus! We will also be joined by our cosponsors, the Alexander Hamilton Society and Women In International Security. During this lecture, Dr. Gandhi will discuss the politics of authoritarian regimes, including how coalition parties can group together to oppose authoritarian incumbents through elections and how democracies can advocate for these groups. For those attending in person, we will be having a reception after the lecture from 6:30-7:30 PM. There will be appetizers and you will have the opportunity to mingle with Dr. Gandhi! Please RSVP at the link above for the in person session if you wish to attend.

Jennifer Gandhi is Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Jackson School of Global Affairs at Yale University. Her research interests are in comparative politics and political economy, with a focus on authoritarian regimes and transitions to and from democracy. Professor Gandhi’s work includes an award-winning Cambridge University book, Political Institutions under Dictatorship, as well as articles in leading political science journals, such as the American Journal of Political Science and the Journal of Politics. Prior to joining Yale, Professor Gandhi was Professor and Chair of Political Science at Emory University. She earned her B.A. from Columbia University and her Ph.D. in Political Science from New York University.