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Threats to Liberal Democracy

With the end of the Cold War and the expansion of NATO and the EU to virtually all Central and Eastern Europe, as well as other countries around the world joining the rules-based global trading system, liberal democracy seemed dominant as never before in history. However, a backlash to the financial crisis, growing inequality, and increased levels of immigration and migration have exposed many vulnerabilities of liberal democracy and revealed the social and cultural issues that encompass demographic anxiety. 

10/5/2018 Larry Diamond  Listen (mp3) The Liberal Democratic Order in Crisis
10/26/2018 Bruce Hoffman
 Listen (mp3) Inside Terrorism Today
11/2/2018* Amb. Pierre Vimont
 Listen (mp3) President Macron’s France: On Its Way to New Leadership?
11/16/2018 Dr. Jennifer Keene
 Listen (mp3) World War I and the Dawning of the American Century
12/7/2018 Michael Auslin
 Listen (mp3) Asia and America in the Age of Trump: War, Retreat or Recommit?
1/11/2019 Josh Michaud
 Listen (mp3) Global Health
1/25/2019 Trita Parsi
 Listen (mp3) Iran’s Strategy in the Middle East
2/1/2019 Dr. Soner Cagaptay

The New Sultan and Turkey’s Foreign Policy

2/15/2019 Chris Alexander Listen (mp3) Canadian and U.S. Relations
3/1/2019 Robert Mallett Listen (mp3)  Africa:  Familiar Challenges, Rewarding Opportunities
3/15/2019 Amb. Roman Popadiuk
Listen (mp3) The Ukraine-Russian Crisis
4/5/2019* Amb. Jerzy Pomianowski*
Listen (mp3)

Supporting Democracy in Eastern Europe in a Time of Uncertainty

5/3/2019 Alyssa Ayres
 --- India’s Rise on the World Stage
 5/17/2019 John Gilbert

Listen (mp3)

North Korea and the Nuclear Threat 

*Global Speaker Program

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