Anne Applebaum, Garry Kasparov and Jon Meacham
Thursday 2–2:45 pm
John Steinbeck Room
The world is in the midst of a modern political crisis fueled by fear, distrust and confusion. Disturbing global trends
such as populism and authoritarianism are imperiling the basic tenets of liberal democracy. The Renew Democracy
Initiative (RDI) came into existence as an effort to reinvigorate democracy and combat the extremism that deforms
public debate. The goal is to remind, to educate and to advocate for liberty. RDI members and contributors Anne
Applebaum, Garry Kasparov and Jon Meacham will examine our country’s need to continue to fight for liberty.
Moderated by Bret Stephens.