…. is the theme of this year’s Forum 2000.
The 25th Forum 2000 Conference on the theme of What Now? Building Back Democratically will take place on October 10-12, 2021, focusing principally on the following themes:
- Global cooperation of democracies
- The contest between authoritarianism and democracy in the digital realm
- The renewal of democracy via active citizenship
The program will be accompanied by the Festival of Democracy on October 9-15, 2021. Further details here.
Leadership for the Americas
Inter-American Dialogue’s 2021 Leadership for the Americas Awards Gala celebrates individuals and groups “committed to advancing democratic governance, social equity, and prosperity in the Western Hemisphere.” U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Samantha Power delivers keynote remarks. Other contributors include House Foreign Affairs Chairman Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y.; former U.S. Ambassador to Uruguay Julissa Reynoso; Softtek CEO Blanca Trevino; and Feliciano Reyna, executive president of Accion Solidaria.
6 p.m. September 28, 2021. Venue: Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. Register here.
Athens Democracy Forum 2021: Resilience and Renewal
29 Sep–01 Oct 2021
Online & Athens, Greece. Speakers include Toomas Hendrik Ilves; Former President, Estonia; Maria Ressa, Co-Founder and C.E.O., Rappler; Natan Sharansky, Human Rights Activist and Chair, Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center; Marietje Schaake, Cyber Policy Center, Stanford University; Ai Weiwei, Artist. Further details here.
Structuring a New Alliance of Democracies
Catholic University of Portugal’s Institute for Political Studies hosts the Estoril Political Forum 2021 on the 80th Anniversary of the Atlantic Charter, October 18 – 20, 2021. The event will feature government officials, think tank researchers, and intellectuals. Further details here.
Club de Madrid’s Online Annual Policy Dialogue 2021. 27–28 Oct 2021
Club de Madrid and its partners are set on changing the notion that democratic systems cannot deliver anymore. Join the Policy Dialogue 2021: ‘Rethink Democracy.’ Connect on 27, 28, 29 October. Action Labs 18, 19, 20 October. Themes include how to cultivate resilient institutions and democratic renewal. Co-sponsors include the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and International Republican Institute (IRI) – core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED); V-Dem Institute; Oslo Center; Hertie School of Governance; and the Community of Democracies (CoD). Further details here.