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NATO Summit Side Event: Strengthening Security Through Democratic Resilience

09 July 2024
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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2024. Created as the only political-military alliance in the world based upon democratic values, NATO inherently recognizes the strong nexus between democracy and security as highlighted in the NATO 2022 Strategic Concept. This commitment will only grow in importance as a more conflictive and unstable geopolitical world order emerges amid Russia’s war in Ukraine, global trends toward democratic backsliding and rising authoritarianism, and the growth of disruptive technologies. This year’s NATO Summit in Washington, D.C., on July 9-11 provides an opportunity to explore how these and other emerging issues will affect democratic resilience within the transatlantic alliance.

Join USIP and the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance for a virtual NATO Summit side event that aims to bring together and convene experts in the fields of transatlantic relations and democratic resilience to discuss the increasingly important nexus between democracy and security. The conversation will also explore the evolving plans of the Centre for Democratic Resilience at NATO.

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Annika Silva-Leander
Annika Silva-Leander
Head of North America and Permanent Observer of International IDEA to the United Nations
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Ambassador William B. Taylor
Vice President, Russia and Europe Center, U.S. Institute of Peace
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Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA)
U.S. Representative for Virginia’s 11th Congressional District.
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Joseph Brinker
Policy Fellow, Democratic Resilience, NATO Parliamentary Assembly
Dr. Patrick R. Quirk
Vice President for Strategy, Innovation, and Impact, International Republican Institute; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council’s Freedom and Prosperity Center
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David Salvo
Managing Director, Alliance for Securing Democracy and Malign Autocratic Influence
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Dr. Calin Trenkov-Wermuth
Security Governance Advisor, U.S. Institute of Peace
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Léonie Allard
Visiting Fellow, Atlantic Council
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Johan Frisell
Deputy Director-General and Head of Department for Security Policy, Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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