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The Persuasion Festival
Become a member, and join us next Sunday, July 31st to celebrate two years of Persuasion!
Dear Persuasion Subscriber,
It has now been two years since I wrote that we needed to create “a new community of thinkers, activists, and citizens that is committed to defending and reinvigorating the values of a free and fair society.”
As that community has grown, Persuasion has become a nonprofit that relies on the memberships from our paid readers to support our work, and allows us to keep our articles and podcasts free for subscribers like you.
We hope you’ll join, if you’re able to, the thousands of readers who have become members—and that you’ll join us to celebrate our second birthday next Sunday, July 31st, at our Persuasion Festival for members.
We’ll have a full day of programming, from a live podcast recording with Coleman Hughes to a panel on the front lines of global illiberalism by two of our distinguished advisors, and much more. The full lineup is below, and I hope you’ll join for all or part!
With thanks for being part of our community, and hoping to see you next Sunday,
Persuasion Festival Lineup 2022
Schedule of Events (all times Eastern Daylight Time):
10 am to 11:15 am: “Front Lines of Global Illiberalism”
A roundtable conversation with Moisés Naím and Yevgenia Albats, moderated by Yascha Mounk.
Two members of the Persuasion Board of Advisors will discuss their experiences at the front lines of global illiberalism and the common ties between 21st century autocracies.
This event will be followed by open discussion among community members in breakout rooms.
12 pm to 1 pm: Live Recording of the Good Fight Podcast with Coleman Hughes
Coleman Hughes joins Yascha Mounk for a special live recording of the Good Fight podcast.
2 pm to 3 pm: “The State of Mental Health”
Persuasion advisor Norman Ornstein joins Benjamin Miller, President of the Well Being Trust, for a conversation about mental health. Registration below.
(Please note: this panel is free and open both to Persuasion members and to the general public, and you can register for it here.)
3 pm to 3:30 pm: Quick Talk: Renée DiResta
Renée DiResta, Research Manager at the Stanford Internet Observatory, speaks with Yascha Mounk about misinformation and the politics of recall elections.
A special edition “Happy Hour” with subscribers, the Persuasion team, and members of the Board of Advisors
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