PRESS CALL ADVISORY: John Podesta and Madeleine Albright to Discuss Importance of Democracy Promotion

Washington, D.C. — On Friday, January 18, the Center for American Progress and the Center for Strategic International Studies will host a press call with former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Center for American Progress Chair John Podesta to discuss the importance of protecting democracy and government assistance in the upcoming budget negotiations. Along with former Congressman Vin Weber (R-MN) and Daniel Runde of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Secretary Albright and John Podesta will release a bipartisan statement of principles signed by members of a high-level working group to emphasize the role of the United States in supporting democratic reforms and inclusive societies abroad as a central pillar of our national security strategy. The statement will also recommend more partnerships with nongovernmental institutions and our international allies to further this aim.


Madeleine Albright, Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group; former U.S. Secretary of State

John Podesta, Chair of the Center for American Progress; former White House Chief of Staff

Vin Weber, Co-Chair and Partner at Mercury/Clark & Weinstock; former U.S. Congressman (R-MN) and former Chair of the National Endowment for Democracy

Daniel F. Runde, William A. Schreyer Chair and Director, Project on Prosperity and Development at the Center for Strategic and International Studies


Friday, January 18
12:00 p.m. EST


ID # 89602349


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