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Freedom in the World 2018: Democracy in Crisis

Freedom in the World 2018: Democracy in Crisis

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

American Enterprise Institute (Auditorium)
1789 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

(Registration begins at 3:45 pm)
* Reception to follow

Please join Freedom House, the American Enterprise Institute, and the Center for American Progress for the launch of the 2018 edition of Freedom House's flagship report Freedom in the World, including a discussion on the global erosion of political rights and civil liberties.

Democracy is under assault and in retreat around the globe, a crisis that has intensified as America’s democratic standards erode at an accelerating pace. 

Note: Freedom House is no longer accepting RSVPs for this event. For members of the press, please email [email protected]

To watch live online, click here on January 16 at 4:00 PM ET. Registration is not required to watch the livestream.

Tweet with us using the hashtag #freedomreport 

Panel I: Freedom in the World


Michael J. Abramowitz
President, Freedom House

Vladimir Kara-Murza
Vice Chairman, Open Russia

John Norris
Executive Director, Sustainable Security and Peacebuilding Initiative
Center for American Progress

Laura Rosenberger
Director, Alliance for Securing Democracy
Senior Fellow, German Marshall Fund

Danielle Pletka
Vice President, American Enterprise Institute


Panel II: Freedom in the United States


Diana Mutz
University of Pennsylvania
Samuel A. Stouffer Professor of Political Science and Communication
Director, Institute for the Study of Citizens and Politics

Lee Drutman
Senior Fellow, Political Reform Program
New America

Arch Puddington
Distinguished Fellow for Democracy Studies
Freedom House

Ryan Streeter
AEI Director of Domestic Policy Studies

Keynote Speaker: 
Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE)




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