Freedom House and Johns Hopkins – School of Advanced International Studies invite you to the launch of Freedom in the World 2014, the 40th edition of Freedom House’s annual country by country assessment of political and civil rights. This event will feature an in-depth discussion of advances and setbacks in freedom over the past year and the challenges these trends pose for American foreign policy.
Breakfast will be served beginning at 8:30am
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Ruth Wedgewood, Edward B. Burling Chair in International Law and Diplomacy, Johns Hopkins – School of Advanced International Studies and Vice Chair, Freedom House
David J. Kramer, President, Freedom House
Overview of Freedom in the World 2014 Findings
Arch Puddington, Vice President for Research, Freedom House
Moderator: Hala Gorani, “International Desk” Anchor, CNN
Evan Osnos, China correspondent, The New Yorker
Michele Dunne, Senior Associate, Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and board member of the National Endowment for Democracy.
Thursday, January 23. 9:00 – 10:30 AM
Paul H. Nitze Building
1740 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20036.
Watch the live stream of the launch here
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