The crisis caused by Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has highlighted the threat to freedom posed by kleptocratic autocracies. The world is watching how the democratic community of nations responds to Putin’s brazen attack not only against Ukraine but against the very concept of freedom and the ability of people to choose their own political destiny. Much is at stake, for authoritarian regimes pose a danger not only to their own populations through suppression of human rights but to others as well. This requires a re-examination of democracy promotion, the threats it faces, and how best to advance it.
Re-Thinking Democracy Promotion Amid Rising Authoritarianism
Monday, June 9, 2014 9:30 am – 5:00 pm Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies Kenney Auditorium Paul H. Nitze Building 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington, DC 20036.
The conference is co-sponsored by Freedom House, The American Interest, and Johns Hopkins-SAIS.
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