7 December 2021
08:00 - 09:00
Virtual Event | Organised by International Forum for Democratic Studies
| Held in USA/ Virtual in English
Contact details: [email protected]
Defending against authoritarianism
Ahead of the Summit for Democracy, researchers and civil society activists from around the world will share research and expertise on combating authoritarianism, including NED’s evolving work on authoritarian influence and the release of a new web portal featuring research and analysis designed to help activists, researchers, and journalists better understand, recognize patterns, and respond to this phenomenon. The discussion will focus on civil society-led approaches and tools to accelerate learning about the impact of sharp power on the public sphere, especially in young and emerging democracies that these panelists represent. Panelists will also identify opportunities—across regions and outside of the context of advanced democracies—for strengthening democratic resilience in these contexts. This conversation will take place as part of the Global Democracy Coalition Forum, a diverse multistakeholder civil society-led platform convened by International IDEA to galvanize a global conversation on democracy.