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Wednesday, September 29 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Future of Democracy

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During this conversation with democracy, technology, and human rights experts, we'll explore the state of democracy on and offline, both in this country and globally. We will also discuss the rippling effects of the United States' democratic institutions around the world, and the rights that have come under attack in recent years as authoritarian leaders and ideology continue to rise. This moderated panel discussion will touch on how we collectively define democracy, who benefits from it, and who is historically forgotten. In the context of the Summit's theme of Exploring this Global Moment, we hope to explore the ways in which we can encourage democracy internationally to promote civic dialogue and counter polarization.

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Nadine Farid Johnson

Washington Director, PEN America
Nadine Farid Johnson serves as PEN America’s Washington director. An attorney and advocate with a focus in democracy, human rights, and governance, she has a breadth of experience across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Most recently, she served as executive director... Read More →

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Dr. Ma Thida

Visiting Scholar, Council on Southeast Asia Studies at Yale University
Dr. Ma Thida is a writer who believes in freedom of expression, and a medical doctor who loved doing surgery. She is a political and human rights activist and former prisoner of conscience. She received the 2016 ‘Disturbing the Peace’ award, given by the Vaclav Havel Library... Read More →
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Clara Tsao

Co-Founder, Trust & Safety Professional Association and the Trust & Safety Foundation
Clara Tsao is an online disinformation expert and a civic tech entrepreneur, who recently co-founded the Trust & Safety Professional Association and the Trust & Safety Foundation to support the global community of professionals who develop and enforce principles and policies that... Read More →
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Ashley Quarcoo

Senior Director, Democracy Programs and Pillars, Partnership for American Democracy
Ashley Quarcoo is the senior director of democracy programs and pillars with the Partnership for American Democracy. Prior to joining the Partnership, Quarcoo was a senior fellow with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program. Her... Read More →

Wednesday September 29, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT