Communications technologies, demographics and the movement of peoples, and climate change are combining to place enormous pressure on democracies and the rule of law, both here in the United States and around the world. Panelists will discuss the impact of these disruptive forces on democratic systems, what can be done to strengthen governance, and how we might learn from when technological and social changes have challenged the capacity of democratic governments in the past. The discussion is part of a series led by former secretary of state George Shultz, whose intention is to learn from our changing world, to map our governance options in response, and to help structure a variety of efforts going forward.
Morris P. Fiorina, Hoover Institution
Jack Goldstone, George Mason University
Alice Hill, Hoover Institution
Charles Hill, Hoover Institution and Yale University
Deborah Gordon, Center for International Security and Cooperation