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Battleground of Perception: Countering Threats to Free and Open Societies

June 4, 2019 - 4:30pm
Hauck Auditorium | Stanford

Repression and authoritarianism are not merely phenomena of the historical past. Today, we are engaged in a fundamental battle of free and open societies against repressive, closed systems. Panelists will address the nature of such threats and discuss the identities of freedom’s adversaries, their goals and strategies, and what can be done to defeat these threats across government, the private sector, academia, and civil society.


Larry Diamond

Ayaan Hirsi Ali

H.R. McMaster


Niall Ferguson