Liberal democracy the path to greater security


Due to their more open and deliberative nature, democracies are perceived as more vulnerable to conflict and violence. Even in established democracies, the role of democracy in underpinning national security and international stability is in doubt, The Brookings Institution notes:

In June 2016, the Community of Democracies, an international forum dedicated to common action among democracies, launched the Democracy and Security Dialogue to foster greater collaboration among democracies to improve security outcomes and create a better environment for strengthening democracy around the world. Former Head of government of Tunisia Mehdi Jomaa, and former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright (above) co-chaired the initiative, which was designed to combine top-quality research on democracy and security with a participatory consultation process.

On September 13, as governments gather in Washington for the 9th ministerial conference of the Community of Democracies, Foreign Policy at Brookings will host Secretary Albright and Prime Minister Jomaa to launch the Dialogue’s final report. The co-chairs will be joined by the two principal researchers for the report—Cheryl Frank, head of the Transnational Threats and International Crime Programme for the Institute for Security Studies, and Ted Piccone, senior fellow in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings.

When: Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 10:00 — 11:30 a.m.

Where: The Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC.


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