Dictators in the 20th century no longer rely on an official ideology to repress their populations: they present and disguise themselves as defenders of the people on social media and in the news. Instead of defeatism, Sergei Guriev, Professor and Director of Research at the Sciences Po Department of Economics, explains that democracy is a right that people do want, and one that must be built in the territory of information- tweet by tweet. Watch the episode above.
Focus: Sciences Po’s Newest Web Series
News passes; ideas persist. This is the premise of Sciences Po’s newest web series, Focus. In each episode, a researcher or professor “focuses” on a specific controversy or subject of their expertise, shedding new light on a contemporary topic. In three minutes, Focus takes us outside the box and offers fresh perspectives on the questions driving public debate.
- Episode 1: "The Dark Matter of Democracy", with Luc Rouban (FR)
- Episode 2: "Artificial Intelligence: The Wrong Trial” with Gaspard Koenig (FR)
- Episode 3: "Autocracy: The Modern Dictatorship" with Sergei Guriev (ENG)