What is it in the world today that is making populist and authoritarian approaches to government more attractive than democracy?

This is one of the core questions at the heart of our 18-month Crises of Democracy Global Humanities Institute (GHI) project funded by the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI) and the A.W. Mellon Foundation.

The Crises of Democracy GHI brings together a consortium of humanities scholars spanning four continents to explore various threats to democracy through the lens of cultural trauma from a comparative global perspective. The Institute is led by the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute in partnership with the University of São Paulo, Jawaharlal Nehru University, University of Zagreb, and the Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University.