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Foreign Affairs Discussion Group

Date: November 3, 2021
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Foreign Affairs Discussion Group

Ahead of the President’s Democracy Summit in December, the topic will be: “Mirror, Mirror:  Does the US have Credibility Abroad Promoting Democracy and Human Rights?”

Moderated by Barbara Griffiths. All are welcome.  Zoom link available.

The readings are:

https://freedomhouse.org/report/special-report/2021/crisis-reform-call-strengthen-americas-battered-democracy
https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2021/bidens-challenge
https://freedomhouse.org/report/freedom-world/2021/democracy-under-siege/policy-recommendations
The above readings are sourced from Freedom House and Human Rights Watch, well known and respected organizations focused on democracy and human rights.  They would be considered centrist/progressive by many.  While both Republicans and Democrats have long supported democracy and human rights as foreign policy goals, there are differences of degree and emphasis.  For a more centrist/conservative view try the reading below:

https://www.hoover.org/research/human-rights-diplomacy-give-us-something-aspire

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