Shikha Dalmia

    Former Visiting Fellow

Shikha Dalmia is a former visiting fellow with the Mercatus Center's Program on Pluralism and Civil Exchange. Previously, Dalmia was a writer at Reason Magazine and a senior analyst at Reason Foundation, a nonprofit think tank. She is a columnist at The Week, and writes regularly for Bloomberg View, The New York Times, USA Today, and numerous other publications. From 1996-2004, Dalmia was an editorial writer at Detroit News.

Dalmia’s work at Mercatus focuses on populist authoritarianism.

Dalmia has an M.A. in Mass Communication from Louisiana State University and a B.S. in Chemistry and Biology from the University of Delhi.

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Fellowship focus:

  • The rise of populist authoritarianism and its challenge to liberalism
  • The international landscape of populist authoritarianism
  • Approaches to overcome populist authoritarianism
  • Assessing the current age of liberal democracies
  • Insights from classical liberalism on populist authoritarianism

Latest Work

    Latest Work

    Latest Work