As Russia narrows democratic space, China decries “the idea there are universal values such as human rights,” Egypt’s fledgling democracy goes down, and as Syria’s agony prolongs, the global landscape for democracy development has darkened. Are we in what Freedom House calls a “democratic recession”?
Panelists: FERRY DE KERCKHOVE, Senior Fellow, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa; and GERD SCHÖNWÄLDER, Senior Associate, CIPS, University of Ottawa.
Moderator: BRUCE WALLACE, Editor, Policy Options magazine.
Jeremy Kinsman began work on the Diplomat’s Handbook project at the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University where he was Diplomat in Residence in 2007-2008 before his current appointment as Regent’s Lecturer at the University of California at Berkeley. He is concurrently Distinguished Diplomatic Visitor at Ryerson University in Toronto. He was for 40 years a Canadian Foreign Service Officer. Between 1992 and 2006 he served as Ambassador in Moscow, Rome and Brussels (EU) and as Canadian High Commissioner in London.
Copies of the Diplomat’s Handbook will be available for sale at the event.