Events & Speaking 

Ruth Ben-Ghiat is a compelling and lively speaker on topics of vital interest today. Her talks feature the insights on authoritarian styles of leadership, fascism and its memory, and propaganda that have made her a go-to source for journalists around the world and a frequent guest on television, radio, and podcasts.

Speaking Topics Include:

  • Shock Events and Coup Attempts: Threats to American Democracy”
  • “How Strongmen Think – and How to Oppose Them”
  • “Resistance: Lessons from History”
  • Strongmen from Mussolini to the Present
  • How To Resist A Strongman: Lessons from a Century of Authoritarian Rule
  • Propaganda: How it Works, and How to Oppose It
  • Threats to Democracy in America Today
  • Strongmen and Their Exits: Legacies of Authoritarian Rule

National Press Club 2019

Strongmen Book Tour / Online Events

February 18, 2021

Columbia University Institute for Ideas & Imagination, 1PM EST

“Real Strong Men” Virtual Talk

Ruth in conversation about fascism, authoritarianism, and coups, with Mark Mazower

February 12, 2021

NYU Department of History, 12:30-2PM EST

“Reflections on the 2020 Election” Virtual Event

Ruth in conversation with Steve Hahn and Michele Mitchell

January 15, 2021

Krasno Global Events Series at UNC-Chapel Hill

“Defending Democracy: The Global Rise of Autocracy in the U.S., Europe & Elsewhere”

Moderated by Dr Klaus Larres (Krasno professor, UNC-Chapel Hill)

January 13, 2021

Brooklyn Historical Society,
New York, NY

The Authoritarian’s Playbook: A Conversation between Ruth Ben-Ghiat and Adam Gopnik

Ruth in conversation with Adam Gopnik.

December 8, 2020

Italian Cultural Institute,
New York, NY

Strongmen: From Mussolini to the Present

Ruth in conversation with Federico Rampini, US Bureau Chief, La Repubblica.

October 27, 2020

Museum of Jewish Heritage,
New York City

Strongmen: Mussolini To The Present

This program will be moderated by How Fascism Works author Jason Stanley, Yale University.  Suggested donation: $10



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