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The Dynamics of Democracy in Asia: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives
Protesters dress up as members of the Chinese Liberation Army (PLA) at the recently reopened Civic Square as they take part in the annual New Year's Day pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong on January 1, 2018.
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The Dynamics of Democracy in Asia: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives March 15 Event

Following the conclusion of World War II, democratic institutions proliferated across Asia, particularly in East Asia. This political trend contributed to economic prosperity, rule of law, and the expansion of human rights in Asia. Today, however, the future of democracy in the region is being threatened, particularly in Myanmar, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Meanwhile, other countries, such as mainland China and North Korea, continue to resist the international trend toward increasing democratization, and have instead turned toward more rigid authoritarianism.

On Thursday, March 15, Hudson Institute hosted a series of scholars and expert speakers who will address the past, present, and future of democracy in Asia. The event will be moderated by Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Arthur Herman and Senior Vice President Lewis Libby.


Dr. Arthur Herman Speaker

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Dr. Kent Calder Speaker

Director, Asia Programs, the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Michael Pillsbury Speaker

Director, Center for Chinese Strategy, Hudson Institute

Mr. Ichiro Kabasawa Speaker

Executive Director, The Nippon Foundation

Mr. Dan Aum Speaker

Washington D.C. Director, National Bureau of Asian Research

Dr. Tsuneo Akaha Speaker

Professor, Middlebury Institute of International Studies

Mr. Lewis Libby Speaker

Senior Vice President, Hudson Institute

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