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Global Issues 2019

Sarasota Lectures
Venice Lectures

Daniel Ziblatt


Daniel Ziblatt

Dr. Daniel Ziblatt is Professor of Government at Harvard University and a faculty associate at Harvard's Minda De Gunzburg Center for European Studies. Prof. Ziblatt's research is in comparative politics, with a focus on democratization, state-building, historical political economy, and European politics.

Dr. Ziblatt's three books are How Democracies Die (2018) (with Steven Levitsky), Conservative Parties and the Birth of Democracy (2017) and Structuring the State: The Formation of Italy and Germany and the Puzzle of Federalism (2006).

Dr. Ziblatt has been (interim) director of Harvard's Center for European Studies. He has held fellowships in the United States and Europe, most recently as the Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University Institute (Florence Italy), as well as fellowships at Harvard's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and Stanford's Center for Advanced Study. He has also been a DAAD Fellow in Berlin, an Alexander von Humboldt visiting fellow at the Max Planck Institute in Cologne and the University of Konstanz, Germany, and visiting professor at Sciences Po Paris (2014) and Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris (2009).

Dr. Ziblatt holds a B.A. magna cum laude from Pomona College and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California at Berkeley.