Joining Democracy and Peace: Harnessing the Inextricable Link Between the Democratic Process and Peacebuilding

6 December 2021  09:30 - 11:00

Virtual Event | Organised by U.S. Institute of Peace | Held in United States in English
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In support of the White House’s Summit for Democracy, join USIP for a conversation with civil-society leaders from five democracies that are affected by diverse and challenging conflicts — Colombia, Iraq, Nigeria, the Philippines and Ukraine. The discussion will examine the prospects for democracy and peace in these countries, how the goals of greater democracy and greater peace are linked, what lessons the leaders learned in joining together democracy and peace, and how the international democratic community can better support their efforts.


  • Lise Grandemoderator, President and CEO, U.S. Institute of Peace
  • Uzra Zeyaopening remarks, Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights
  • Farhad Alaaldin, Chair, Iraq Advisory Council, Iraq
  • Maria Jimena Duzan, Host, “A Fondo” podcast, Colombia
  • Glenda Gloria, Executive Editor, Rappler, Philippines
  • Idayat Hassan, Director, Centre for Democracy and Development, Nigeria
  • Oleksandra Matviychuk, Chair, Center for Civil Liberties, Ukraine