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Democratic Pushback to Authoritarian Influence: Insights from Africa and Latin America

How is civil society mobilizing to build democratic resilience to the CCP’s influence campaigns? Join IRI for a panel discussion on how to address the role of authoritarianism in their communities through democratic, inclusive and participatory initiatives.

Virtual Event December 7, 2021 10:00am – 11:30am

Overview.

Join the International Republican Institute (IRI) for a panel discussion on how democratic stakeholders are mobilizing to build democratic resilience to the increasingly potent and pervasive foreign authoritarian influence campaigns in Africa and Latin America. Topics discussed will include an overview of how the Chinese Communist Party and other authoritarian actors are impacting democratic institutions and processes in Africa and Latin America, as well as direct accounts of how local civil society organizers and activists are responding. The panel will contribute to the Democracy Summit’s discussion of key theme one – ‘Defending Against Authoritarianism.’ Moreover, this panel will support global small ‘d’ democrats that seek to address the role of authoritarianism in their communities through democratic, inclusive, and participatory initiatives.

Who’s speaking?

Matt Schrader

Advisor, Countering Foreign Authoritarian Influence, International Republican Institute

GUEST

Kristine Berzina

Senior Fellow and Head, Geopolitics Team, Alliance for Securing Democracy, German Marshall Fund

guest

Bright Ackwerh

Art Activist, Ghana

GUEST

Isolda Morillo

Independent Journalist and Researcher

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