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Breakfast Session (Chatham House rule)

All You Fascists Bound to Lose: Arming Democracies to Withstand Autocracy 

May 15, 08:30-09:45
Room: Berlin

Woody Guthrie, All You Fascists Bound to Lose (1964)

As authoritarian countries have increasingly turned to influence activities to build power, the focus of democracies has shifted from spreading to protecting values. But the nature of our democratic societies—the democratic values and freedoms that we have sworn to protect—can also shelter the malevolent activities of our adversaries.

Speakers

Eto Buziashvili

Research Associate, Atlantic Council

Hans Kundnani
Hans Kundnani

Head of Europe Programme, Chatham House

Andrei Soldatov

Editor, Agentura.ru

Damon Wilson

President and CEO, National Endowment for Democracy

Moderator

JJ Green
J.J. Green

National Security Correspondent, WTOP

  • Is democracy up to the fight with undemocratic forces?
  • How can democracies ensure security against autocratic powers without falling prey to autocratic tendencies themselves or adopting fortress mentalities?
  • What tools are available to democratic societies to bolster resilience and to counter malicious means of influence?

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