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The Future of Democracy and the Rule of Law – Challenges in the International Arena

February 16, 2023
La Jolla, CA
UC San Diego's Faculty Club, Atkinson Pavilion

Around the world, democracy is being challenged as never before. Many Western democracies, including the United States, face significant democratic backlash at home. Countries such as Russia and China, whose institutions developed outside the post-war democratic consensus, are becoming increasingly powerful. Authoritarian states are proliferating. And new technologies are fueling the spread of disinformation and empowering autocrats and extremists.

IGCC’s Future of Democracy initiative held a keynote address from the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown, a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, on Feb. 16, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. PST. McKeown, who has lectured and taught extensively on intellectual property, international law, human rights law, litigation, ethics, judicial administration, and constitutional law in Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe, will reflect on the future of democracy and the rule of law.

This event was sponsored by the UC Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC) and UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy.

If you missed the event live, watch this video of the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown’s keynote address.