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Conference Agenda

The conference will be LIVE webcast. Tune in at 9:00 AM EST on Monday, 20 October:

October 20, 2014
Kennan Institute, Washington, DC

8:30 – 9:00 Registration and Coffee

9:00 – 9:20 Welcoming Remarks: Ambassador Adrian Basora, Foreign Policy Research Institute

9:20 – 10:45 – Panel 1: Revisiting the Case for Democracy Assistance

Moderator: Ambassador Kenneth Yalowitz, Kennan Institute
Carl Gershman, National Endowment for Democracy
Thomas O. Melia, U.S. Department of State
Dr. Nikolas Gvosdev, Naval War College
Dr. Barak Hoffman, World Bank

10:45 – 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 – 12:25 – Panel 2: How Effective are the Core Components of US Democracy Promotion? Are they Adequate for Today’s Circumstances?

Moderator: Christian Caryl, Foreign Policy and Legatum Institute
Dr. Sarah Bush, Foreign Policy Research Institute and Temple University
Dr. Tsveta Petrova, Harriman Institute, Columbia University
Dr. Michal Kořan, Prague Institute of International Relations
Melinda Haring, Foreign Policy Research Institute

12:25 – 12:40 Break

12:40 – 1:45 – Luncheon and Keynote Speaker

Introduction: Alan Luxenberg, President, Foreign Policy Research Institute

Dr. Larry Diamond, Director at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law at the Freeman Spogli Institute and the Hoover Institution; Professor, Political Science and Sociology, Stanford University

1:45 – 2:30 – Panel 3: Closing Comments

Ambassador Kenneth Yalowitz, Kennan Institute
Michael Cecire, Foreign Policy Research Institute
Matthew Rojansky, Kennan Institute
Ambassador Adrian Basora, Foreign Policy Research Institute