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As the 2020 U.S. presidential election nears, experts worry that foreign interference will once again undermine trust in our democracy.
Around the world, foreign meddling, poor governance, and new technologies all threaten to erode people’s trust in their governments.
Protest movements -- in Lebanon, Hong Kong, and elsewhere -- are only the most visible expressions of these sentiments. At a time of global upheaval, it has become more important than ever to understand why trust in governments and elections has become so damaged.
In this edition of The World Today, Perry World House Lightning Scholar Sarah Bush will explore these crucial questions.
Sarah Bush is this year's Lightning Scholar at Perry World House, and an Associate Professor of Political Science at Yale University. The Lightning Scholars Program brings tenure-track faculty from around the world to Philadelphia for a semester or year of writing, fellowship, and bridging the gap between academia and the policy world. In 2015, she wrote The Taming of Democracy Assistance: Why Democracy Promotion Does Not Confront Dictators (Cambridge University Press). She received her Ph.D. from Princeton University, and her B.A. from Northwestern University.