This virtual event is part of the
traditional Almedalen Week

New voices. Fresh ideas.
Democracy for the next generation.

Keynote by Secretary

MADELEINE ALBRIGHT

Chair of the National Democratic Institute and a professor, author, diplomat and businesswoman who served as the 64th Secretary of State of the United States

New voices. Fresh ideas.
Democracy for the next generation.

Keynote by Secretary

MADELEINE ALBRIGHT

Chair of the National Democratic Institute and a professor, author, diplomat and businesswoman who served as the 64th Secretary of State of the United States

Join this free 90-minute digital event with live interactive sessions

In recognition of the Swedish Parliament’s ongoing 100-year jubilee of the democratic process, the Stockholm Philanthropy Symposium, International IDEA, International YOUTH Think Tank, and Athens Democracy Forum have joined forces to organize the Almedalen Democracy Summit.

The purpose of this Summit is to discuss the aspects, challenges and opportunities that modern democracies face, seeking solutions for a more sustainable and inclusive future for our societies.

The event will convene prominent experts, youth fellows, policymakers (including officials from the Swedish government), practitioners and academics from around the world.

The Almedalen Democracy Summit is part of the Almedalsveckan (Almedalen Week) running as a virtual event from July 4-7. Find out more here.

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Event
Moderator

Liz Alderman

Chief European business
correspondent for The
New York Times

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AGENDA

Bridging the Divide – the Role of Information, Inclusion, and Integrity in Revitalizing Democracy

Opening Remarks
Dr. Kevin Casas-Zamora, Secretary-General, International IDEA

Introductory remarks
Ann Linde, Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs

Keynote Address
The Honorable Madeleine Albright, Chair, National Democratic Institute; 64th U.S. Secretary of State

The Global State of Democracy – Challenges and Opportunities
Dr. Annika Silva-Leander, Senior Programme Manager, Lead Author of the Global State of Democracy Report, International IDEA

Philanthropy – In Service of Democracy?
Helmut Anheier, Adjunct Professor of Social Welfare, UCLA, and former President of Hertie School

Panel discussion based on earlier presentations
Ivan Krastev, Chairman, Centre for Liberal Strategies
Heather Grabbe, Director, Open Society European Policy Institute
Alberto Alemanno, The Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law at HEC Paris
Julia Strandquist, Youth Fellow, International Youth Think Tank
Daniel H. Urquijo, Youth Fellow, International Youth Think Tank

Moderator: Liz Alderman, Chief European business correspondent for The New York Times

Closing remarks
Dr. Kevin Casas-Zamora, Secretary-General, International IDEA

Madeleine Albright
Chair, National Democratic Institute; 64th U.S. Secretary of State

Liz Alderman
Chief European Business Correspondent for The New York Times

Dr. Annika Silva-Leander
Senior Programme Manager, Lead Author of the Global State of Democracy Report, International IDEA

Alberto Alemanno
The Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law at HEC Paris

Helmut K. Anheier
Adjunct Professor of Social Welfare, UCLA, and former President of Hertie School

Heather Grabbe
Director, Open Society European Policy Institute

Kevin Casas-Zamora
Secretary-General, International IDEA

Ivan Krastev
Chairman, Centre for Liberal Strategies

Daniel H. Urquijo
Youth Fellow, International Youth Think Tank

Julia Strandquist
Youth Fellow, International Youth Think Tank

View all speakers here

Registration for the virtual summit is now open

The Organizers

This program is being shaped through a strong collaboration between these domestic and international organizations.