Forum 2000 Foundation, within the Partners for Democracy Day, will be hosting the paper presentation titled “What is the future for global cooperation on democracy?”. To share with us and with all participants their views on this topic, we look forward to welcoming:
- Maiko Ichihara, Professor of International Relations, Hitotsubashi University, Japan
- Sook Jong Lee, President (2008-2018) and Senior Fellow, East Asia Institute, South Korea
- Richard Youngs, Senior Fellow, Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, Carnegie Europe, UK
The public event will be moderated by:
- Hernán Alberro, Associate Fellow, Forum 2000 Foundation, Argentina/Spain
The Partners for Democracy Day is convened in the lead up to the second Summit for Democracy.
Date and time: March 28, 2023, 12:00 CEST (Find your local time here)
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The paper presentation is based on the new policy brief titled “What is the future for global cooperation on democracy?”. In March, the second Summit for Democracy (S4D) will be held, as debates intensify about the place of international democracy support in the new geopolitical landscape. After overseeing two of these summits, the US may now step back from leading this embryonic process of coordination between global democracies. This raises questions about the future of the summit process and how strong democracies’ political interest is in deepening cooperation. While the summit process has usefully kickstarted dialogue among democracies on a number of issues, it has not yet gained a clear and high-level political profile. This presentation will focus on the state of play in global democratic cooperation and suggest how it might be best developed after the second summit in March 2023.