EESP Conversation: Advancing Democracy, Then and Now

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Venue:FIU - MMC - Graham Center - GC140


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

A Conversation with International Experts

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 we can take today to address them and other challenges threatening the transatlantic relationship?

The 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 experimental learning opportunities in Europe and the U.S. as they build their skills as policymakers, practitioners and shcolars.


  • Andrew Baker, Director of International Jewish Affairs, American Jewish Committee
  • Roman Jakič, former Minister of Defense and MMP, Republic of Slovenia
  • Tinatin Khidasheli, attorney, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Emir Kovačević, attorney, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Eszter Nova, lecturer, CEVRO Institute, Hungary

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

This event is free and open to the public and all FIU Students, but registration is required

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This event is co-sponsored by the European & Eurasian Studies Program, the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, the Advancing Democracy, the American Jewish Committee Global Jewish Advocacy, Holocaust and Genocide Studies Program, Global Jewish Studies Program, Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU, and the Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, FIU