The Future of Democracy


Thirty years ago, it seemed that Liberal Democracy was on the march. The Berlin Wall had fallen, the Soviet Union had collapsed and new democracies were emerging throughout the world. Recent years have brought more sobering events and today, liberal democracy faces external challenges on many fronts, shaking the International Rules Based System to its very foundations. Our experts share their insights into the Geopolitical ramifications of these major shifts and the outlook for the future.

The Future of Democracy speakers

Ian Morris Speaker
Ian Morris
Historian and Archaeologist - Stanford Professor
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Kersti Kaljulaid Speaker
Kersti Kaljulaid
President of the Republic of Estonia between 2016-2021
Andrey Kozyrev Speaker
Andrey Kozyrev
Former Foreign Minister of Russia
Fiona Hill Speaker
Fiona Hill
Foreign Policy Expert - Presidential Adviser - Author
Eliot Higgins Speaker
Eliot Higgins
Founder of Investigative Journalism Platform 'Bellingcat'
Simon Clark Speaker
Simon Clark
Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist and author
Robin Harding Speaker
Robin Harding
Economist and Asia Editor, Financial Times
Alan Rusbridger Speaker
Alan Rusbridger
Visionary Editor, Author and Media Pioneer
Mark Leonard Speaker
Mark Leonard
Expert on Geopolitics and Geoeconomics
Conrad Black Speaker
Conrad Black
Founder of the National Post
Tim Willasey-Wilsey Speaker
Tim Willasey-Wilsey
Senior British diplomat and Member of Council at Chatham House
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Mark Brolin Speaker
Mark Brolin
Independent British-Swedish political analyst, economist, commentator and author
Johanna Maska Speaker
Johanna Maska
CEO, Global Situation Room and Former White House Aid to President Obama
George Osborne Speaker
George Osborne
Former Chancellor of the Exchequer, UK Government (2010-16)
Ivan Krastev Speaker
Ivan Krastev
Award winning author and renowned Political Scientist
Tom Burgis Speaker
Tom Burgis
Award-winning investigative journalist at Financial Times
Josep Colomer
Josep Colomer Speaker
Josep Colomer
Professor of political science, Georgetown University, Washington DC,
Thomas J. Wright Speaker
Thomas J. Wright
Incisive analyst of geopolitics and foreign policy
Karen Attiah Speaker
Karen Attiah
Opinion Columnist, Global Opinions Editor - The Washington Post
Martin Sandbu Speaker
Martin Sandbu
European Economics Commentator, Financial Times


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