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Online Event: Promote and Build: A Strategic Approach to Combatting Digital Authoritarianism

October 16, 2020 • 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT

Please join the CSIS Project on Prosperity and Development and CSIS Risk and Foresight Group on Friday, October 16, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. for a virtual webinar entitled Promote and Build: A Strategic Approach to Combatting Digital Authoritarianism.

Digital authoritarianism presents overlapping and expanding challenges within both autocracies and democracies. The ever evolving tools and techniques of digital authoritarianism transcend boundaries and have over the past decade advanced the interests of authoritarian states while subverting human rights, democratic principles, and more. Today, digital authoritarianism manifests (1) within autocracies, (2) as tools to undermine adversaries, (3) via export to like-minded regimes, and (4) within and by democracies themselves. Panelists will discuss whether a new strategic approach is needed to address this broad challenge set and, if so, what course of action should be developed by the U.S., its like-minded friends and allies, and partners in the multilateral system.

CSIS received a financial gift from Facebook in support of research on digital authoritarianism.

Erol Yayboke

Erol Yayboke

Former Director, Project on Fragility and Mobility and Senior Fellow, International Security Program
Suzanne Spaulding
Director, Defending Democratic Institutions, and Senior Adviser, Homeland Security, International Security Program
Vice President for International Security and Diplomacy, Asia Society Policy Institute

Samuel Brannen