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How To Fix Democracy with Roya Hakakian



Since its origins, democracy has been a work in progress. Today, many question its resilience. The Bertelsmann Foundation, Institute for Canadian Citizenship, and Humanity in Action have teamed up with Andrew Keen, author of How to Fix the Future, for Season Three of How to Fix Democracy: a video and podcast series exploring practical responses to the threats facing democracies around the world. Host Andrew Keen interviews prominent thinkers, writers, politicians, technologists, and business leaders who enlighten and challenge us as we seek the answers to How to Fix Democracy.

Season Three Episode Eleven “Citizenship July 4th,” features Roya Hakakian, a writer and poet and the author of A Beginner’s Guide to America: For the Immigrant and the Curious. Talking just before July 4th, host Andrew Keen speaks with Roya about her own experience coming to the U.S. from Iran, the meaning of America’s Independence Day, and what we should think about during the holiday.(watch|listen)

This series is made possible with the kind support of the William H. Donner Foundation.

Find more episodes here.