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What is the future for global cooperation on democracy?

This paper presentation was organized by Forum 2000 Foundation around 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.

  • Speakers
  • Hernán Alberro, Associate Fellow, Forum 2000 Foundation, Argentina (Moderator)
  • Richard Youngs, Senior Fellow, Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program, Carnegie Europe, UK/Brussels
  • Maiko Ichihara, Professor of International Relations, Hitotsubashi University, Japan
  • Sook Jong Lee, President (2008-2018) and Senior Fellow, East Asia Institute, South Korea