Lorne W. Craner and Kenneth Wollack discuss Advancing Democracy Across the Globe.Lack of experience and unstable democratic structures often hinder countries that seek to create democratic governing systems. As part of the National Endowment for Democracy, the International Republican Institute and the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs work to assist those advocating for democratic reform. Through volunteers and policy encouragement, these organizations support national legislatures, local governments, and the future of global democratic citizenship.Lorne W. Craner and Kenneth Wollack will explain how their organizations successfully promote democracy worldwide, and why these efforts matter. They will explore the challenges of the democracy backlash, weak institutions, and building a constituency for reform. This foreign policy event is a unique opportunity to learn from two individuals at the very forefront of democracy building - World Affairs Council of Washington, D.C.moreless
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