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

Emma Briant speaking
Emma Briant Speaker
Emma Briant
Speaker on data-driven digital influence, information warfare and contemporary propaganda.
Leslie Vinjamuri Speaker
Leslie Vinjamuri
Expert on international security, intervention, and geopolitics.
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
Andrei Kozyrev Speaker
Andrei Kozyrev
Former Foreign Minister of Russia
Eliot Higgins Speaker
Eliot Higgins
Founder of Investigative Journalism Platform 'Bellingcat'
Simon Clark Speaker
Simon Clark
Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist and author
Alan Rusbridger Speaker
Alan Rusbridger
Visionary Editor, Author and Media Pioneer
Mark Leonard Speaker
Mark Leonard
Expert on Geopolitics and Geoeconomics
Tim Willasey-Wilsey Speaker
Tim Willasey-Wilsey
Senior British diplomat and Member of Council at Chatham House
Mark Brolin speaking at an event
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 Aide to President Obama
Ivan Krastev Speaker
Ivan Krastev
Award winning author and renowned Political Scientist
Tom Burgis Speaker
Tom Burgis
Award-winning investigative journalist - bestselling author of 'Kleptopia'
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
Tina Fordham Speaker
Tina Fordham
Geopolitical Strategist for Business and Markets - Founder Fordham Global Foresight
Lionel Barber Speaker
Lionel Barber
Editor, Financial Times (2005-2020)


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