Denver Democracy Summit

10 February 2022 - 11 February 2022  10:00 - 14:00

Virtual Event | Organised by Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver | Held in Denver, Colorado, United States in English
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The Denver Democracy Summit is a nonpartisan gathering of individuals dedicated to protecting and promoting democratic ideals. It is hosted by the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. The two-day program will examine the quality of democracy in the U.S. and abroad, and through engagement and dialogue, seek to inspire a new generation of civically minded and engaged citizens. The Summit is free and open to the public, though registration is required.

The 2022 Denver Democracy Summit will explore the theme of “Democratic Dilemmas”: the tensions inherent to democratic institutions and ideals that have led to some of the most vexing challenges we face today, including the impacts of misinformation and polarization on open exchange; the capacity of democratic institutions to tackle the problems posed by climate change; and the ongoing debate of how to best guarantee free and fair elections.

The Summit will be held in partnership with the Alliance of Democracies Foundation and as a complement to the Copenhagen Democracy Summit, a high-level strategic forum organized by the Alliance of Democracies Foundation each summer.


The Denver Democracy Summit will feature many outstanding speakers including Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa; former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright; U.S. Senator Michael Bennet; U.S. Representatives Liz Cheney, Jason Crow, and Joe Neguse; Damon Wilson, President of the National Endowment for Democracy; Jenn White, host of NPR’s 1A; Ravi Agrawal, Editor-in-Chief at Foreign Policy Magazine.

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