Global Democracies in Crisis

Presented by the UVA Center for Politics in partnership with the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.

Special guests:

Michael Abramowitz, President of Freedom House.

Freedom House is a U.S.-based 501 U.S. government-funded non-governmental organization that conducts research and advocacy on democracy, political freedom, and human rights.

Nicole Bibbins Sedaca, Chair for the Global Politics and Security Concentration in Georgetown University’s Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) program and a Professor in the Practice of International Affairs in MSFS.

She has also served for ten years in the United States Department of State, working on democracy promotion, human rights, human trafficking, religious freedom, refugees, and counterterrorism.

Christopher Sabatini, Lecturer in Discipline of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.

He is also the founder and executive director of the new research non-profit, Global Americans and the editor of its news and opinion website www.LatinAmericaGoesGlobal.org.