The CDE gave talks or participated in panel discussions in front of audiences at the following events. A number of dinners and other less public events expanded our reach.

Monday 19 May

National Press Club Media Presentation

Briefing of key Washington-based economic, political and foreign media.

Capitol Hill Roundtable Discussion

An event with representatives from several crucial committees on Capitol Hill.

State Department Briefing

Broadcasting the experience and lessons contained within the report to embassies around the world.

National Endowerment for Democracy (NED) Panel Discussion

Presentation at NED, on the findings of the report.

Tuesday 20 May

World Bank Briefing

A high-level event, moderated by the World Bank and featuring several of its global team, via video conference facilities.

 Wilson Center Event

This event featured Washington experts responding to key findings in the report.

Wednesday 21 May

American Enterprise Institute Panel Discussion

Presentation at the AEI on crucial policy findings contained in the report.

 Reception with US – India Business Council

Presentation of  the key findings on the role of democracy in India. This event focused on India-specific concerns emerging from the report.

Thursday 22 May

Washington Post Editorial meeting

Meeting with the Washington Post to explore the key findings presented within the report.

Foreign Policy Roundtable Discussion

Presentation of the report to the editorial board of Foreign Policy magazine.

National Endowment for Democracy public panel discussion

Monday, May 19, 2014


Ann Bernstein, Executive Director, Centre for Development and Enterprise, Johannesburg, South Africa
Simon Schwartzman, Senior Fellow, Instituto de Estudos do Trabalho e Sociedade, Brazil
Eswaran Sridharan, Academic Director, University of Pennsylvania Institute for the Advanced Study of India


Marc F. Plattner, Vice President, National Endowment for Democracy


John Sullivan, Executive Director, Center for International Private Enterprise

Moderated by

Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum, Legatum Institute