FP Virtual Dialogue: A New Cold War?

December 12, 2022

The Rise of Authoritarianism and the Future of Democracy

Open war in Ukraine, nuclear saber rattling, human rights violations in Turkey, and regional power struggles all reflect the rise of authoritarian influences across Eurasia and the Middle East,  and the highest rate of decline in liberalism across the globe, according to Freedom House’s 2022 Freedom in the World Report

Simultaneously, illiberal regimes are increasingly  supporting one another, propping up autocrats while undermining popular movements and semblances of democracy. While much of this support has been confined to economic and diplomatic deals, the pouring of Russian troops into Ukrainian territory earlier this year have demonstrated the real threat this growing authoritarianism poses to both European security and democracy worldwide. 

Join Foreign Policy, in partnership with the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, on December 12th, as we convene leaders and experts across policymaking and international security to discuss the manifestations of authoritarianism in Europe, risks to liberal democracies, and explore the question: have we entered a new Cold War? 

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Event Details
December 12, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Time
Speakers
Rep. Bill Keating
U.S. House of Representatives (D-MA), Senior Member of the House Foreign Affairs and Armed Services Committees
Congressman William R. (Bill) Keating was elected to the United States House of Representatives on November 2, 2010 - one of only nine new Democratic Members to be elected that ...
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2020 Keating Official
Michael J. Abramowitz
President, Freedom House
Michael J. Abramowitz is the president of Freedom House, a non-partisan voice dedicated to promoting democracy. There he oversees a unique combina...
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08.04.2022, Berlin - Deutschland. Michael j. Abramowitz, Präsident des Freedom House.
Timothy Garton Ash
Professor of European Studies, University of Oxford
Timothy Garton Ash is the author of ten books of political writing or ‘history of the present’ which have charted the transformation of Europe...
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Contributor Tim Garton Ash of st Antony s college Oxford Pic Rob Judges
Tomi Huhtanen
Executive Director, Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies
Tomi Huhtanen studied International Politics and Economics at the University of Helsinki and spent a year in Spain at Universidad Autónoma de Mad...
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Dr. Alina Polyakova
President and CEO, Center for European Policy Analysis
Dr. Alina Polyakova is President and CEO of the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) as well as an adjunct professor of European stud...
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Reena Ninan
FOUNDER, GOOD TROUBLE PRODUCTIONS
Reena hosts the Foreign Policy podcast The Hidden Economics of Remarkable Women. She...
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