Protecting Democratic Institutions from Threats to Liberty

March 27, 2020 from 9am to 2:10pm

The Tommy G. Thompson Center hosted a conference on global freedom and democracy. Panelists shared their perspectives from life in the USSR, Russia, and Venezuela through tumultuous periods. The conference also explored America’s role on the world stage and its role as a model of liberty.

Michael Coppedge, PhD, Professor of Political Science & Faculty Fellow of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies, University of Notre Dame.

Jill Dougherty, Global Fellow at the Wilson Center and Former White House Correspondent, Foreign Affairs Correspondent at the State Department, US Affairs Editor, Managing Editor for CNN Asia/Pacific, and Moscow Bureau Chief

Yuri Maltsev, PhD, Professor of Economics, Carthage College. Defector from the USSR, Formerly was part of the senior economics team that developed Perestoika under President Gorbachev.

Giannina Raffo-Gonzalez, Fellow at the Atlas Network and Centro de Divulgacion del Conocimiento Económico Para La Libertad

Daniel Rogers, Henry Charles Lea Professor of History Emeritus, Department of History, Princeton University and author of As a City on a Hill: The Story of America’s Most Famous Lay Sermon.