Protecting Democratic Institutions from Threats to Liberty

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Webinar Date/Time

March 27, 2020


The Tommy G. Thompson Center hosted an event looking at global freedom and democracy and its progress or lack thereof over the past several years. Alongside this was an examination of the specific cases of the USSR, Russia, and Venezuela. Our panelists gained their expert perspectives from spending significant amounts of time in these countries through tumultuous periods. Discussion also looked at America’s role on the world stage, and the need for it to be a Model of Liberty.


Event Lineup

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.