The Private Sector and the 2023 Summit for Democracy: A Preview

8 February 2023  01:30 - 03:30

Virtual Event | Organised by Center for Strategies & International Studies | Held in DC (EST) in English
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On February 3, the State Department issued a “Call to the Private Sector to Advance Democracy” for the private sector to engage in the 2023 Summit for Democracy. The Summit process is President Biden’s flagship initiative to reengage globally on human rights and democracy, build an affirmative democratic agenda at home and abroad, and collectively tackle the greatest threats faced by democracies today. Amid these important priorities, how can companies support the Summit’s goals of countering authoritarianism, combatting corruption, and promoting human rights?

Please join the CSIS Human Rights Initiative, senior administration officials, and outside experts for a discussion on the roadmap to the 2023 Summit for Democracy and the role the private sector plays in building more resilient, sustainable democracy at home and abroad.


This webinar will feature Johnny Walsh (White House Summit Coordinator, National Security Council), Scott Busby (Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, & Labor, U.S. Department of State), Molly McCoy (Associate Deputy Undersecretary, Bureau of International Labor Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor), Shannon Green (Senior Advisor to the Administrator and Executive Director, Anti-Corruption Task Force, USAID), Jason Pielemeier (Executive Director, Global Network Initiative), and Jenny Vaughan (Managing Director, BSR), moderated by Marti Flacks, Khosravi Chair in Principled Internationalism and Director, Human Rights Initiative.