Whether through small, focused events or larger public gatherings, our events offer a platform to activists, policy experts, academics, and civil society leaders interested in fostering informed debate about the challenges facing democracy today.
2023 Annual Awards
At Freedom House's annual awards program in May 2023, Vladimir Kara-Murza and the women of Iran received 2023 Freedom Awards. The Hon. Michael A. McCarthy received the 2023 Mark Palmer Prize.
Signature Event Series: Mark Palmer Forum
One of Freedom House's signature annual events includes the Mark Palmer Forum for Advancing Democracy. The Mark Palmer Forum for the Advancement of Democracy honors the legacy of Ambassador Mark Palmer, long-time Freedom House trustee and vice chairman.
WATCH: Freedom in the World 2023
Hear from report authors Yana Gorokhovskaia and Adrian Shahbaz on key findings from the 2023 report, followed by a panel discussion on the implications of those findings and the state of democracy worldwide.
WATCH: Mark Palmer Prize 2022 Award Ceremony
Career journalist and civil-servant, Deputy Minister Dzhaparova has been a longtime advocate for human rights protections and press freedoms in Ukraine, and Crimea in particular.
WATCH: Freedom on the Net 2022
Report authors Allie Funk and Adrian Shahbaz joined experts Ambassador Anne Marie Engtoft Larsen, ‘Gbenga Sesan, and Alexandria Walden to discuss the report findings.
Reimagining American Democracy
Freedom House, the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, the George W. Bush Institute, and Issue One for partnered on a discussion series on the future and promise of American democracy. The program featured journalist-led conversations with the thinkers, activists, policymakers, and organizations envisioning what a more vibrant and inclusive democracy in America could look like - and what it will take to get there.