The rise of authoritarianism and illiberal democracy around the world is one of the most significant challenges of the 21st century. Countless thought-pieces have argued that we are living through an age of “democratic backsliding” and the rise of alternative political and economic models that challenge liberal democracy. To effectively respond to this creeping authoritarianism, democratic states must combat kleptocracy, illicit finance, and corruption – the means by which authoritarians survive and prosper. But what exactly is the connection between corruption and authoritarianism, and how can the international community best respond?
Hosted by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy, this event will feature a presentation of the work of Dr. Clay Fuller, a Jeane Kirkpatrick fellow at AEI. Dr. Fuller’s research explores the nexus between authoritarianism and corruption and considers international strategies for combatting this dangerous challenge. Following his presentation, Dr. Fuller will engage in a question and answer session with the audience, to be moderated by Greg Brown, YPFP’s International Development Fellow.
Drawing on his years of experience working with young professionals and students, Dr. Fuller will also share his perspectives on building a foreign policy career in Washington, developing issue-area expertise, and taking risks in career decisions and research. The session will conclude with an open question and answer period, at which time Dr. Fuller and Mr. Brown would be happy to answer any questions from the audience.
When: Thursday, August 2, 2018
Where: American Enterprise Institute
1789 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
Event: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
1789 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
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