Freedom House convenes events in Washington DC and internationally to inspire global engagement and garner support for democracy promotion. 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.
Freedom House is hosting, moderating, or otherwise involved in the following events:
Responding to Transnational Repression
December 7, 2021 | 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. ET
In advance of the Summit for Democracy, Freedom House is hosting a panel discussion on the rise of transnational repression — efforts by authoritarian governments to reach beyond their own borders to silence dissent among exiles and diaspora communities. Register now.
Democracy in America, Democracy in the World
December 16, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ET
What role should American democracy play on the world stage today, and how could this engagement in turn help to strengthen democracy back home? Register now for the next episode of our discussion series with the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, the George W. Bush Institute, and Issue One.
2022 Annual Awards
May 4, 2022 | 6:30 p.m. ET
Join us for Freedom House's 80th Anniversary Annual Awards Dinner, to be held Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. ET at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.
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.
Denver Democracy Forum 2021
Freedom House President Michael J. Abramowitz joined former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright at the Korbel School’s Denver Democracy Summit for a joint session on "The State of Democracy Around the World" on February 25, 2021.