Madison Committee
on Foreign Relations

An Overview of the Rise of Authoritarians: Is It the Future Or Does It Present a Phase That Democracies Must Tolerate?

  • Thursday, January 27, 2022
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • The Madison Club, 5 E Wilson St


  • For MCFR members (Individual or Student).
  • For members of the UW International Division.
  • For members of the public.


Registration is required and ends December 31, 2021
Registration fee includes dinner

Jeremi Suri holds the Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a professor in the University's Department of History and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. Professor Suri is the author and editor of ten books on contemporary politics and foreign policy. His most recent book, The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America’s Highest Office, was widely reviewed across the United States.  His research and teaching have received numerous prizes.

Professor Suri is also a frequent public lecturer and guest on radio and television programs. He hosts a weekly podcast, “This is Democracy”, available through his professional webpage:

From 2001 to 2011 Jeremi was a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was the E. Gordon Fox Professor of American History. He worked closely with the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, the Wisconsin Historical Society, Downtown Rotary, and the Wisconsin Academy, where he was an Academy Fellow.

Note that registration is required and we will not be accepting walk-ins.  Doors open at 5:00pm and dinner will be served promptly at 5:30, followed by the presentation.

Members, do you have questions about registering?  Check out our "Registration Tips For Members".

Contact us at:

PO Box 803
Madison, WI 53701

We would like to give special thanks to our Institutional Member, the UW International Division.

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