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Ten commitments to save democracy

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The two-day, virtual Summit for Democracy convened by President Biden and that wrapped up on December 10 aimed to rally nations around the world against growing authoritarianism. The podcast’s two guests in this episode have long been involved in the work of supporting democracy and thwarting democratic backsliding, both in the U.S. and abroad, and they are co-authors of a new report on how to advance democracy. Norm Eisen is a senior fellow in Governance Studies at Brookings, former U.S. ambassador to the Czech Republic, and former White House ethics czar; and Susan Corke is director of the Intelligence Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center, and formerly worked at Freedom House, U.S. Embassy Moscow, U.S. Embassy Prague, and the German Marshall Fund. They are co-authors of “Democracy Playbook 2021: 10 commitments for advancing democracy.”

Also on this episode, Senior Fellow Sarah Binder offers her view on the challenges that are piling up in Congress as the first session comes to a close in a matter of week. Listen to this segment also on SoundCloud.

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