Washington, D.C. — Liberal democracy around the world is under threat. The waves of democratization of the 1980s and 1990s have stalled. Democracies from Hungary to Turkey to Poland to the Philippines are backsliding. Autocracies such as China and Russia are attempting to undermine democracies from within. And here, in the United States, democratic institutions face an unprecedented series of threats from the very leaders chosen to safeguard democracy.
It is increasingly clear that the future of U.S. national security and a liberal democratic world depends on America embracing democratic values, locking arms with its democratic allies to stem the rise of authoritarianism, and growing the community of democratic nations.
To discuss the state of U.S. support for democracy around the world, the importance of democratic values in foreign policy, and what the United States should do going forward, please join the Center for American Progress for a conversation with former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
In a keynote address, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) will share his perspective on the importance of democratic values in American foreign policy.
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Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT), member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Madeleine K. Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State
Kelly Magsamen, Vice President for National Security and International Policy, Center for American Progress
Thursday, September 6, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. EST
Center for American Progress
1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
A light breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m.
For more information, please contact Sam Hananel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.478.6327.