“Global Threats to Democracy”

Online March 14, 2023 10:00 am - 10:45 am

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Larry Diamond
Joseph Wong
Laura Thornton
Archon Fung

America has been celebrated as a democracy since its inception, but many believe that the insurrection of January 6, 2021, rampant election denialism, and other ongoing forms of unrest pose an existential threat to America’s form of government. Similar conditions are challenging other well-established democracies around the world, in countries like India and Brazil. This session will explore questions such as: What are the reasons why democracies are under threat? How are social media and artificial intelligence creating borderless threats to democracy? What can be done to counter these threats to democracy?

Join panelists Larry Diamond, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Mosbacher Senior Fellow in Global Democracy at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University, Joseph Wong, author of From Development to Democracy: The Transformations of Modern Asia, and other panelists to look at global trends and region-specific challenges to democracies around the world, Archon Fung, director of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School, and Laura Thornton, senior vice president of democracy at The German Marshall Fund of the U.S.