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Advancing Democracy, Then and Now: Lessons Learned from Combating Intolerance in Central & Eastern Europe

This is a past event.

Friday, November 8, 2019 at 10:00am

GC - Graham University Center, 140
11200 SW 8th ST 33199, Graham University Center, Miami, Florida 33199

Please join us for a discussion focused on the state of democracy and tolerance in Central and Eastern Europe. Both democratic and non-democratic countries struggle with intolerance and antisemitism, but these struggles are exacerbated in non-democratic systems. What effective measures can we take today to address them and other challenges threatening the transatlantic relationship?

This discussion will feature a group of distinguished experts and alumni of the Advancing Democracy program, which is run by the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and the German-based Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom. The program aims to promote human rights, civil rights and open society. It engages hundreds of emerging leaders throughout Central and Eastern Europe in conversations, seminars and experiential learning opportunities in Europe and the U.S. as they build their skills as policymakers, practitioners and scholars. 


Andrew Baker, Director of International Jewish Affairs, American Jewish Committee

Roman Jakič, former Minister of Defense and Member of Parliament, Republic of Slovenia

Tinatin Khidasheli, former Minister of Defense, Georgia

Emir Kovačević, attorney, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Eszter Nova, lecturer, CEVRO Institute, Czech Republic & Eötvös Loránd University Institute of Political Science, Hungary

Moderator: David J. Kramer, Director of European and Eurasian Studies Program and Senior Fellow in the Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy 

Co-sponsored by

Ruth K. and Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series
Holocaust and Genocide Studies Program
Global Jewish Studies
Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

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