Johns Hopkins SAIS to host a discussion with Financial Times columnist and commentator Edward Luce on his book, “The Retreat of Western Liberalism,” on Thursday, November 9, 2017

A discussion with Financial Times columnist and commentator Edward Luce on his book, The Retreat of Western Liberalism, will be hosted at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
In The Retreat of Western Liberalism, Luce combines reporting with a synthesis of literature and economic analysis to offer a detailed projection of the consequences of the Trump administration and the rise of European populism. He also provides analysis on how to defend enlightenment values in the coming years.
The event is presented by the Dean’s Forum and the International Political Economy (IPE) Program at Johns Hopkins SAIS.

Edward Luce
Washington Columnist and Chief U.S. Commentator for the Financial Times
Sheri Berman
Professor of Political Science at Barnard College
Matthias Matthijs
Assistant Professor of International Political Economy at Johns Hopkins SAIS
Time and Date
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 9, 2017
Johns Hopkins SAIS

Kenney Herter Auditorium
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
The event is open to the public and media, with registration. Members of the working press can request to cover the event by selecting “Media” on the online registration form. Final media access will be confirmed at least one day prior to the event. Pre-authorized camera setup will only be permitted from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Media Contact
Stacy A. Anderson
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
202.663.5620 office
202.853.7983 mobile
About the Speakers
Edward Luce is the Washington Columnist and Chief U.S. Commentator for the Financial Times. He writes a weekly column, FT’s leaders/editorials on American politics and the economy, and other articles. Luce has worked for the FT since 1995 as a Philippines correspondent, capital markets editor, South Asia bureau chief in New Delhi, and Washington bureau chief.
Sheri Berman is a professor of political science at Barnard College. Berman’s research interests include European history and politics, political development (democratization and consolidation), populism, fascism, and the history of the left. Her most recent book, Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe: From Ancien Regime to the Present Day, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. She has written for a variety of scholarly and non-scholarly publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage, Foreign Affairs, VOX, and Dissent.
Matthias Matthijs is Assistant Professor of International Political Economy. His research focuses on the politics of economic crises, the role of economic ideas in economic policymaking, the politics of inequality, the limits of regional integration, and the erosion of democratic legitimacy in the advanced industrial world. He is co-editor of the book, The Future of the Euro (Oxford University Press, 2015) and author of Ideas and Economic Crises in Britain from Attlee to Blair (1945-2005) (Routledge, 2011). Matthijs has written for The Washington Post’s Monkey Cage, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Journal of Democracy, Survival, and Current History.
About Johns Hopkins SAIS
A division of Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today's critical issues. For nearly 75 years, Johns Hopkins SAIS has produced great leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations. Public leaders and private sector executives alike seek the counsel of the faculty, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. Johns Hopkins SAIS offers a global perspective across three campus locations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, D.C. The school’s interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, preparing students to address multifaceted challenges in the world today.
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