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    Reimagining Regional Governance in Latin America

    As Latin America grapples with three overlapping crises--devastation from the coronavirus pandemic, severe economic contraction, and heightened political polarization and democratic backsliding--regional cooperation is falling badly short.

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    The Rise of Digital Repression

    Rapid innovation in digital technology has ushered in a new era of political repression. Regimes seek novel ways to control, manipulate, surveil, and disrupt real or perceived internal threats.

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    COVID-19 and Political Systems – Insights and Lessons One Year In

    • Sandra Breka, Thomas Carothers, Chan Heng Chee, Ivan Krastev, Ngaire Woods
    • April 22, 2021
    • Live Online

    A year into the pandemic, new political challenges have emerged. For democracies, what lessons and reforms will they address following the crisis?

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    How Can Middle-Power Democracies Renovate Global Democracy Support?

    As autocracy engulfs ever more countries, how should the world’s remaining democracies respond? Many are struggling to address internal demands from aggrieved citizens and pandemic pressures, while fending off attempts from authoritarian governments to undermine them from without and within.

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    South Africa: When Inequality and Institutions Collide

    • Trudi Makhaya, Dani Rodrik, Thomas Carothers, Faizel Ismail, Zainab Usman, Alan Hirsch, Brian Levy, Vinothan Naidoo, Musa Nxele
    • April 07, 2021
    • Live Online

    In this symposium, prominent experts engage with the authors of the recent major Carnegie paper, “South Africa: When Strong Institutions and Massive Inequalities Collide,” to probe these tensions and the prospects for South Africa political and economic future.

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    Taking Democracy’s Global Pulse

    Is the global democratic recession of recent years continuing? Or are international political currents shifting? Join us for a presentation of the Varieties of Democracy 2021 Annual Report.

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    Bridging the Divide Between Elite and Grassroots Anti-Corruption Activists

    • Abigail Bellows, Bruno Brandão, Hussein Khalid, Ketakandriana Rafitoson, Nada Zohdy
    • March 10, 2021
    • Live Online

    Around the world, ineffective and even fraudulent responses by governments to COVID-19 have escalated citizens' demands for greater transparency and accountability and civil society actors are responding to meet that need.

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    Is there a Tripoli Exception?

    • Alia Ibrahim, Nawaf Kabbara, Khaled Ziadeh, Jamil Mouawad, Jana Dhaiby, Mustafa Al-Aweek, Samer Hajjar, Darine Helwe
    • February 22, 2021
    • Live on Zoom

    Tripoli, the capital of northern Lebanon, is in the news once again. Over the past few weeks, the city has been the site of protests and clashes amidst the country’s deteriorating economic situation.

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    A Conversation with the Oversight Board – Facebook’s Trump Ban and the Future of Online Speech

    • Steven Feldstein, David Kaye, Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Dex Hunter-Torricke
    • February 11, 2021
    • Live Online

    Last year, Facebook set up the Oversight Board as an independent body to review its content moderation decisions and make binding judgments about its policies. The Board is now poised to consider one of the most significant questions: should Donald Trump’s Facebook account remain suspended?

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    Nuclear Diplomacy: Biden's Middle East Aspirations

    Nuclear nonproliferation in the Middle East is a major policy challenge for President Joe Biden, who is eager to return to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.

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