Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts Does Democracy Matter? The United States and Global Democracy Support

Does Democracy Matter? The United States and Global Democracy Support

Date : Fri., September 08, 2017 9:30 am to 3:30 pm Category : Conferences/Symposia

Co-Sponsored by Perry World House, Penn Law – CERL, and Penn Department of Russian and East European Studies

Topics and Speakers


09/08/2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks

09/08/2017 - 10:00 a.m. to 10:10 a.m.

Panel I: Progress of Liberal Democracy Since 1989, and the Authoritarian Counteroffensive

09/08/2017 - 10:10 a.m. to 11:25 a.m.
Thomas O. Melia

George W. Bush Institute; USAID

Mitchell Orenstein


Tarun Chhbara

Perry World House; Brookings Institution

Claire Finkelstein


CERL, UPenn Law School


09/08/2017 - 11:25 a.m. to 11:35 a.m.

Panel II: The United States and Democracy Support -- Does Democracy Matter?

09/08/2017 - 11:40 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Adrian A. Basora


Sarah Bush

FPRI; Temple University

Melinda Haring

FPRI; UkraineAlert; Atlantic Council

Sean L. Yom


FPRI; Temple University

Lunch Break

09/08/2017 - 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Keynote Remarks, followed by a conversation with William Burke-White

09/08/2017 - 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Thomas Carothers

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

William Burke-White

Perry World House

Reception and Book-signing

09/08/2017 - 2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.



Perry World House

University of Pennsylvania 3803 Locust Walk PA Philadelphia 19104

Register Deadline

Thu., September 7, 2017

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