Is 21st century democracy heading for failure?


New Authoritarian Challenges to Liberal Democracy is the rubric under which an impressive, international array of experts, politicians and practitioners this week discussed such questions as “Is Democracy in The 21st Century Beginning to Fail?” and consider The EU, the Atlantic Alliance and Liberal Democracy, Reflections on the role of the pandemic in Europe, China and the West, Threats from Russia and China: Rebuilding the Atlantic Alliance, and The future of NATO. 

Forum contributors, convened by João Carlos Espada, Director, IEP-UCP, Lisbon, include Michael Allen, National Endowment for Democracy; Susan Corke, German Marshall Fund; Lívia FrancoIEP-UCP , Lisbon; Jeff Gedmin, American Purpose; Carl Gershman, President, National Endowment for Democracy; Martin Hála, Charles University, Prague; Ivan Krastev, Centre for Liberal Studies, Sofia and Vienna; Amichai Magen, Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya; Florence Mangin, Ambassador of France in Lisbon; Braema Mathi, Penang Institute, Malaysia; Marc Plattner, Coeditor Emeritus, Journal of Democracy; National Endowment for Democracy; Xiao Qiang, University of California at Berkeley, China Digital Times; Christopher Walker, National Endowment for Democracy.

You can access the sessions HERE.

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