Join us for this conversation between Mark Malloch-Brown, President of the Open Society Foundations and Minouche Shafik, Director of LSE.
For decades, democracy and human-rights advocates have assumed that a growing number of governments were embracing democracy, freedom and the international law. Yet today, 38 percent of the world’s population live in countries which are not free – the highest proportion in a quarter of a century. As the enemies of open society further accelerate their attacks, and Ukraine becomes the frontline in a systems-breaking clash between democracy and authoritarianism, where do we turn next in today’s fight for open society?
Meet our speaker and chair
Mark Malloch‐Brown (@malloch_brown) is President of the Open Society Foundations, the world’s largest private funder of independent groups working for justice, democratic governance, and human rights. He has worked to advance human rights, justice, and development for more than four decades, serving in a variety of roles including as the head of the United Nations Development Programme, as UN Deputy Secretary General under Kofi Annan, and as a British government minister, as well as at a range of other international institutions, civil society groups and businesses.
Minouche Shafik is Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to this, she was Deputy Governor of the Bank of England. She is an alumna of LSE. Her new book, What We Owe Each Other: A New Social Contract, is out now. She is co-chair of the Economy 2030 Inquiry commission.
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This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series imagining what the world could look like after the crisis, and how we get there.
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