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Making trhe World Safe for Dictatorship: a conversation with Alex Dukalskis, Peter Goff and Oliver Moore

June 29, 2021 @ 1:30 pm

FREE but booking with eventbrite is required

Front Line Defenders and UCD School of Politics & International Relations invites you to the up-coming event ‘Making the World safe for Dictatorship’ A conversation with Alex Dukalskis, with journalist Peter Goff and Oliver Moore, deputy director of Front Line Defenders.

Date: June 29th
Time: 1.30pm (Dublin)
Register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/making-the-world-safe-for-dictatorship-a-conversation-with-alex-dukalskis-tickets-158717926591
Platform: Streaming on Front Line Defenders Facebook Page and Youtube Channel

Front Line Defenders, together with UCD School of Politics & International Relations (SPIRE), presents a conversation with Professor Alex Dukalskis about his book ‘Making the World Safe for Dictatorship’, which looks at how authoritarian states manage their image abroad using both “promotional” tactics of persuasion and “obstructive” tactics of repression. At a time when nationalist-oriented populist political movements are on the ascent, fuelled by and spread through social media platforms and cable/satellite news outlets promoting specific agendas, the threat of authoritarian regimes to silence dissent and eliminate critics is perhaps greater than ever.

Human Rights Defenders (HRDs), who are on the frontlines of defending and advancing the rights of their communities; challenging political and economic corruption; and documenting and reporting abuses are often the targets of authoritarian rulers because the HRDs challenge their power. The analysis Alex brings forth helps us understand the tactics these regimes use and how they are deployed both inside their countries and externally to maintain control and carve out space by which they can operate internationally.

Alex will be interviewed by journalist Peter Goff and joined by Front Line Defenders Deputy Director Olive Moore for a wider discussion that will explore the intersection of how authoritarian states manage their image abroad while carrying out repression at home, with a particular focus on the implications for Human Rights Defenders.

To read more about the book, please see here: https://theloop.ecpr.eu/how-dictatorships-manage-their-image/

To buy ‘Making the World save for Dictatorship’: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/making-the-world-safe-for-dictatorship-9780197520130?cc=us&lang=en&

To find out more about Front Line Defenders, join mailing list here: https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/secure/act-now.php

Front Line Defenders work is supported by Irish Aid. Irish Aid is Ireland’s overseas development programme, as funded by the Irish taxpayer.


June 29, 2021
1:30 pm
FREE but booking with eventbrite is required


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