Yale Kerry Initiative conference to address challenges to democracy

The Yale Kerry Initiative will host the two-day conference, “Challenges to Democracy at Home and Abroad,” April 17-18, 2019, at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

The event will bring together key figures from government, the military, the press and academia on critical topics including the importance of alliances in advancing America’s interests abroad; the ways in which American voters are being marginalized and the democratic process undermined; America’s role in promoting freedom, democracy, and human rights around the world; the role of the press in defending democracy; and historical perspectives on how to protect our democracy.

Speakers and sessions topics include:

Session 1: The Importance of American Leadership in Defending Democracy: Military Perspective

Session 2: Defending Democracy at Home

Stacey Abrams, former minority leader, Georgia House of Representatives, and founder, Fight Fair Action

Session 3: The Importance of American Leadership in Defending Democracy: Diplomatic Perspectives from former Secretaries of State

Session 4: Facts, Truth, and the Press

Moderators for this session are Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC.

Closing Session: Historical Perspectives

The conference is open to the general public; advance registration is required.

For more information on how to register, please visit the Kerry Initiative website.