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Are Democracies Dying?

Introductory Remarks
James M. Lindsay​​​​​​​
Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair, Council on Foreign Relations

Deborah S. Amos
International Correspondent, NPR

Thomas A. Shannon Jr.
​​​​​​​Senior International Policy Advisor, Arnold & Porter; former Undersecretary for Political Affairs, U.S. Department of State (2016-2018); former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil (2010-2013)

Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon discusses the perils facing democracies across the globe. This is the keynote session of The Future of Democracy symposium.

This symposium convenes CFR scholars and experts from think tanks and academic institutions to examine the state of democratic governments around the world, the roles of economics, identity, and technology in empowering or undermining democracy, and what steps governments can take to protect and promote democracy at home and abroad.

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