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Daniel Ziblatt is Professor of Government at Harvard University and a faculty associate at Harvard's Minda De Gunzburg Center for European Studies. He researches and teaches in European politics and history, democratization, and historical political economy. He is the author of three books, including two recent books, How Democracies Die (2018) (co-authored with Steven Levitsky), which was a 2018 New York Times Best seller as well as Conservative Parties and the Birth of Democracy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017), the winner of several prizes including the American Political Science Association's 2018 Woodrow Wilson award and the American Sociological Association's 2018 Barrington Moore Prize. His first book wasStructuring the State: The Formation of Italy and Germany and the Puzzle of Federalism(Princeton University Press, 2006). Recent scholarly articles have appeared in Journal of Economic History,American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies,and World Politics. Ziblatt is the director of a research program at Harvard University called Politics Through Time, which is a hub for social scientific research on the political history of democracy. He has also been director (interim) of Harvard's Center for European Studies. He has held fellowships in the United States and Europe, most recently as the Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University Institute (Florence Italy), as well as fellowships at Harvard's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and Stanford's Center for Advanced Study. He has also been a DAAD Fellow in Berlin, an Alexander von Humboldt visiting fellow at the Max Planck Institute in Cologne and the University of Konstanz, Germany, and visiting professor at Sciences Po Paris (2014) and Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris (2009). He serves on governing boards of several academic institutions and the editorial board of academic journals, including Comparative Political Studies, World Politics, and German Politics and Society.