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What’s Shaping the Global Progressive Movement

CAP President and CEO Neera Tanden and CAP Senior Fellow Matt Browne discuss the factors shaping the global progressive movement.

Much attention is being given to a strain of far-right candidates such as France’s Marine Le Pen and Britain’s Nigel Farage, who have promoted economic populism tinged with fear and xenophobia. On the other side, a global progressive movement is growing as well.

The Center for American Progress launched an alliance of center-left political leaders and organizations in 2009 to shape a progressive agenda for the 21st century. The project was based on a simple idea: We may come from different countries, cultures, and hemispheres, but we face common challenges–such as promoting diversity and equality, combating the effects of climate change, and ensuring that economic growth is broadly shared–and can learn from each other.

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 (Neera Tanden)

Neera Tanden

Former President and CEO of the Center for American Progress

Matt Browne

Former Senior Fellow