Is Democracy Rising or Receding?

Friday, February 14, 2014 - 3:00 PM
University of Ottawa, Social Sciences Building, 120, University Street, Room 4004, Ottawa, Canada
Feb 14

Presented by the Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS) at the University of Ottawa and the Centre for International Governance Innovation. Free. In English. Registration is not required. Seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

As Russia narrows democratic space, China decries “the idea there are universal values such as human rights,” Egypt’s fledgling democracy goes down, and as Syria’s agony prolongs, the global landscape for democracy development has darkened. Are we in what Freedom House calls a “democratic recession”?

Jeremy Kinsman began work on the Diplomat’s Handbook project at the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University where he was Diplomat in Residence in 2007-2008 before his current appointment as Regent’s Lecturer at the University of California at Berkeley. He is concurrently Distinguished Diplomatic Visitor at Ryerson University in Toronto. He was for 40 years a Canadian Foreign Service Officer. Between 1992 and 2006 he served as Ambassador in Moscow, Rome and Brussels (EU) and as Canadian High Commissioner in London.

Copies of the Diplomat’s Handbook will be available for sale at the event.

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