The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is proud to announce the third annual Carnegie Junior Fellows Conference, the premier event for young professionals in the field of foreign policy:

A New Authoritarian Moment?
Emerging Alternatives to Liberal Democracy

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Following the collapse of communism, it was expected that liberal democracy would spread to many more countries. Today that landscape has changed. China, Russia, and Venezuela have gained widespread attention for alternative models of government and booming economic success.

Why have these countries, among others, rejected liberal democracy in favor of more authoritarian options? Are the models they represent more suitable to their particular circumstances? Will these alternative political models affect U.S. interests? How do countries still developing their political and economic institutions view these models of governance? This year’s Junior Fellows Conference will examine these questions.

About the Conference:
The annual Carnegie Junior Fellows Conference brings together influential thinkers and young foreign policy professionals to address critical issues in global affairs. The day-long event provides future leaders with the opportunity to engage with prominent scholars and policymakers through focused discussion and debate. Past speakers include Robert Hunter, former U.S. ambassador to NATO; Robert Gallucci, dean of Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service; and Nouriel Roubini, professor of economics at the Stern School of Business at New York University.

Information about the 2008 conference, including summaries of the day's proceedings, are available on the right sidebar.

The Junior Fellows Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers one-year research fellowships to uniquely qualified university graduates to work in tandem with Carnegie's scholars on projects including nonproliferation, democracy building, trade and development, and regional area studies related to the Middle East, China, South Asia, and Russia.