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Join us for a Public Talk on March 16 on Conceding To Thrive: Asia's Path to Democracy and Lessons for China

All are welcome to a Public Talk on Conceding to Thrive: Asia's Path to Democracy and Lessons for China

Mar 16, 2015

Day: Monday March 16, 2015

Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: MUSC 311/313

Strong authoritarian parties are expected to resis democratization, yet cases in South Korea, Taiwan, and Indonesia show the exact opposite. What incentivized these parties to embrace democracy? What are the implications of authoritarian regimes like China?


Talk by Joseph Wong , Professor and Canada Research Chair Political Science, Ralph and Roz Halbert Professor of Innovation, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto.

Wong has published on democratization, welfare politics and biotechnology in Asia. He was the Director of the Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs from 2005 to 2014.


Light refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Dr. Netina Tan, Department of Political Science at