As a New York Times Media Partner, Democracy Chronicles is proud to be part of the preparations for a historic conference held in Greece! I am getting ready myself to leave for Greece myself and the time is running out to schedule your own trip!
The Athens Democracy Forum is just around the corner and we are very much looking forward to this fabulous event in the city of Athens. Recent developments in Greece, and the just announced national election that will be held on September 20, make it even more pertinent for us to gather at the birthplace of democracy to discuss the major challenges that liberal democracies face in the world today. The conference and all affiliated events are all going ahead as planned.
As the world lurches from crisis to crisis, democracy is under extreme pressure. From the rise of Islamist extremism and regimes in states that reject liberal democracy, to growing inequality and the rapid expansion of new technologies, democratic foundations are being threatened in a world where profound changes happen almost overnight. These issues and more will frame the debate at the third, expanded Athens Democracy Forum, hosted by The International New York Times and the United Nations Democracy Fund from September 13 to the 15th.
Held to coincide with the UN International Day of Democracy, the annual forum brings together diplomats, scholars, corporate executives, politicians, thought-leaders, and journalists from around the world to discuss at the foot of the Acropolis the state of liberal democracies and the major challenges they face in the world today.
In addition to the main conference on September 15, a rich program of affiliated events – including an international student debate at the Old Parliament; a Google Hangout featuring political activists under house arrest; and a symphonic visual concert by Rufus Wainwright at the awe-inspiring Herodes Atticus Theatre – will also take place throughout the city.
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