Harold Meyerson is executive editor of the American Prospect as well as a member of the editorial board. From 2003 through 2015, he was a weekly op-ed columnist for The Washington Post. From 1989 to 2001, he was executive editor of the L.A. Weekly. From 1991 to 1995, Meyerson hosted the weekly show “Real Politics” on the public radio station KCRW in Sanata Monica, Calif. He is a frequent guest on television and radio talk shows and has been a regular columnist for The Washington Post since 2003. He is the author of “Who Put The Rainbow in The Wizard of Oz?” (1995), a biography of Broadway lyricist Yip Harburg. In September, 2009 Atlantic Monthly named Meyerson one of 50 Most Influential Columnists. Calling its list “its all-star team,” Atlantic Monthly’s Top 50 are the most influential commentators in the nation – the columnists and bloggers and broadcast pundits who shape the national debates.
We are experiencing an organic crisis of democracy, international in scope. This conference will draw together intellectuals and activists from across the globe to examine and explore different dimensions of that crisis. The speakers will venture into a deeper analysis of the political forces and dynamics at work, with an eye to identifying opportunities in the resistance as well as dangers. October 5-6, 2017, Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. More information and Registration.