The Summit for Democracy: A Transatlantic Readout
About this event
Taking place on December 9 and 10, the Summit for Democracy brings together political leaders and representatives of the private sector from more than 100 countries to address democratic decline around the world. The initiative, hosted by President Biden, is meant to foster dialogue and actions among partners committed to democratic values, and to showcase U.S. leadership against autocratic powers. Transatlantic partners aim to use this platform to exchange views and discuss concrete policy cooperation against the erosion of rights and freedoms both in their regions and beyond. This event will feature three high-level experts on the issue, sharing their perspectives on the takeaways from the summit, as well as insights on various implications of a “values-based foreign policy” for transatlantic actors. They will discuss more generally how the challenge of democratic decline may affect transatlantic foreign policy priorities in the coming years, and how transatlantic cooperation could emerge in that field following the summit.
This event is organized in partnership with the Canadian Embassy in France.
Manuel Lafont-RapnouilDirector of Policy Planning, Center for Analysis, Planning and Strategy, French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs
Laura ThorntonSenior Fellow and Director, Alliance for Securing Democracy
Laura Thornton is director and senior fellow at the Alliance for Securing Democracy at the German Marshall Fund. Prior to joining ASD, Thornton was director of global programs at International IDEA, a Stockholm-based intergover...
Alexandra de Hoop SchefferDirector of Research, Transatlantic Security and Director of the Paris Office
Dr. Alexandra de Hoop Scheffer is the director of the Paris office of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and the director of research for Transatlantic Security. Her areas of expertise include U.S. and French f...