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Jeff Sharlet and Lilliana Mason with Nermeen Shaikh: Political Violence & Antidemocratic Extremism

New York, NY

May 30, 2023 | Tuesday | 6:30 pm

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library Event Center

455 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016 ( see map )
Nermeen Shaikh will moderate a 1-hour discussion with Jeff Sharlet and Lilliana Mason, in-person and with a live videostream. Registration is recommended. See below for detailed ticket information and a link to register.

From the New York Public Library event description:

Discuss the ever-hardening fractures in politics, culture, and social life with a bestselling journalist and a political scientist who both focus on American polarization.

In their recent books, Jeff Sharlet and Lilliana Mason have both looked for answers to why American politics have become so deeply and seemingly irreparably divided.

If you prefer the live videostream, go to NYPL’s Youtube Live Page.

Lilliana Mason is an SNF Agora Institute Associate Professor of Political Science. She is author of Uncivil Agreement: How Politics Became Our Identity and co-author, with Nathan P. Kalmoe, of Radical American Partisanship: Mapping Violent Hostility, Its Causes, and the Consequences for Democracy. She received her PhD in political psychology from Stony Brook University and her BA in politics from Princeton University. Her research on partisan identity, partisan bias, social sorting, and American social polarization has been published in journals such as American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Public Opinion Quarterly, and Political Behavior, and featured in media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, and National Public Radio.

Jeff Sharlet is a contributing editor for Vanity Fair and best-selling author or editor of seven books, including The Family, adapted into a Netflix documentary series. He is the winner of the National Magazine Award for Reporting, the Molly Ivins Prize, and the Outspoken Award, among other honors. He is the Frederick Sessions Beebe ’35 Professor in the Art of Writing at Dartmouth College and lives in Vermont.

Nermeen Shaikh is a co-host at Democracy Now! She is the author of The Present as History: Critical Perspectives on Global Power published by Columbia University Press.

To join the event in-person, please register for an In-Person Ticket. Doors will open 30 minutes before the program begins. For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance, but registration does not guarantee admission. All registered seats are released shortly before start time, and seats may become available at that time. A standby line will form 30 minutes before the program. Get tickets

Nermeen Shaikh

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Nermeen Shaikh is a producer and co-host of Democracy Now! Nermeen has previously worked in research and non-governmental organizations and has an M.Phil. from Cambridge University. She is the author of The Present as History: Critical Perspectives on Global Power (Columbia University Press). You can watch her TEDx talk here