with guest Matt Qvortrup
In this podcast, ILA Fellow Maureen Metcalf interviews #ILA2020Global plenary speaker, Matt Qvortrup on, “Democracy – Are We a Brittle Twig or Supple Bamboo?” Matt is a professor of political science at Coventry University. He has published more than a dozen books on democracy and presented the BBC Program, “How to Kill a Democracy.”
Guest Matt Qvortrup
Matt Qvortrup is a professor of political science at Coventry University. Described by the Financial Times as “a world authority on referendums,” he has published more than a dozen books on democracy and presented the BBC Program, “How to Kill a Democracy.”
As a political scientist, Matt studies democracy – its evolution, and particularly how democracies decline. In this edition of Innovating Leadership Co-Creating Our Future, Matt shares with Maureen his perspective on the rise of populism across the world, how that leads to un-democratic leaders, then answers the question, “Is American democracy a brittle twig or a supple bamboo?” He offers solutions, too; every strong democracy in history thrived on disparate points of view – and leaders who welcomed diverse opinions.
Host Maureen Metcalf
Maureen Metcalf brings 30 years of experience and success in the fields of leadership, innovation, and technology. A regular contributor to Forbes.com, Metcalf has authored an award-winning book series on leadership and is the Founder & CEO of the Innovative Leadership Institute. She is the host of an Innovating Leadership, a weekly international podcast that hit the airways in July 2015. As an ILA Fellow, Maureen partners with the International Leadership Associate on a series of global leadership podcasts within the show.