Cosponsored by the Wilson Center and Kennan Institute
Although most would agree that US interests are better served in the long run by the spread of democracy abroad, some argue that “hard” security interests must always take precedence, at least in the short term. Others see the consolidation of democracies abroad as a core strategic interest in itself. But even among this latter group, many advocate that we must urgently develop more effective approaches to supporting democracy internationally. These are the issues that will guide the morning’s discussions between several of the book’s authors and participants.
10:00 AM: Welcoming Remarks Matthew Rojansky, Director of Kennan Institute
10:05 – 11:00 AM: Keynote Remarks and Discussion Carl Gershman, President, National Endowment for Democracy
Interviewed by: Christian Caryl, Editor of Democracy Post Blog, The Washington Post
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Panel Discussion and Q&A Amb. Adrian Basora, Co-Director, Foreign Policy Research Institute, Eurasia Program Melinda Haring, Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute, Eurasia Program Richard Kraemer, Fellow, Foreign Policy Research Institute, Eurasia Program Amb. Kenneth Yalowitz, Global Fellow, Kennan Institute, Polar Initiative
Moderated by: Maria Stephan, Senior Policy Fellow, United States Institute of Peace
Adrian A. Basora - Ambassador Adrian A. Basora is a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and director of its Eurasia Program. Previously Amb. Basora was the Director of FPRI’s Project on Democratic Transitions.
Richard Kraemer - Richard Kraemer is a Fellow of FPRI’s Eurasia Program and formerly senior program officer for Afghanistan, Iran, and Turkey at the National Endowment for Democracy.