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Courtland Matthews

Communications Manager, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

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This week, the Korbel School and the Scrivner Institute of Public Policy were excited to partner with the Aspen Security Forum to host a special Denver Dialogues  session on the global democracy agenda. Each year, the Aspen Security Forum attracts thought leaders from across the globe to address some of the greatest national security and foreign policy challenges, from threats to democracy to the growth of artificial intelligence. In partnership with premier think tanks, including the American Enterprise Institute, Aspen Institute, Hoover Institution, and New America, Denver Dialogues is an event series that seeks to foster constructive conversations on the world's most critical problems. 

The special session at the Aspen Security Forum examined the state of democracies across the globe and analyzed the forces driving democratic erosion. 

Korbel Dean Fritz Mayer introduced the panel of guests, which included: 

  • María Eugenia Brizuela de Ávila, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, El Salvador
  • Francis Fukuyama, Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow, Stanford University
  • Jane Harman, Former Congresswoman, Chair of Freedom House and Commission on the National Defense Strategy
  • Mariano-Florentino 'Cuéllar, President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

The panel was moderated by Matthew Kaminski, Editor-in-Chief of POLITICO.