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Tocqueville Lecture Series: Shadi Hamid, ‘Can Liberalism Survive in an Age of Populism?’

February 25, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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Furman University’s Tocqueville Program hosts author Shadi Hamid in a lecture, “Can Liberalism Survive in an Age of Populism?” Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 5 p.m. in Burgiss Theater of the Trone Student Center on campus.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Hamid is a senior fellow in the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World in the Center for Middle East Policy at the Bookings Institution.  He is the author of “Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam is Reshaping the World.”  He is also co-editor, with Will McCants, of “Rethinking Political Islam,” and co-author of “Militants, Criminals, and Warlords: The Challenge of Local Governance in an Age of Disorder.”  His first book “Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East” was named a Foreign Affairs “Best Book of 2014.”

Hamid served as director of research at the Brookings Doha Center until January 2014, and is also a contributing editor at The Atlantic and vice-chair of the Project on Middle East Democracy’s board of directors. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Georgetown University and his doctorate from Oxford University.

Contact Paige Blankenship for more information at, and 864-294-3547. Learn more about the Tocqueville Series at

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Burgiss Theatre, Trone Student Center