On June 25 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., the Atlantic Council’s Freedom and Prosperity Center will launch the 2024 Freedom and Prosperity Indexes, offering an analysis of how global conflict, democratic backsliding, and rising authoritarianism are impacting the world. 

2024 is set to shape the global trajectory of freedom and prosperity for years to come, as nearly half of the world’s population is voting in elections in sixty-four countries, representing over half of the global gross domestic product. 

According to the 2024 Freedom and Prosperity Indexes, while economic freedom has generally improved over the past decade, two-thirds of countries have seen a decline in political freedom. In the meantime, the COVID-19 pandemic’s lasting impact is evident in the Prosperity Index, with health, income, and education indicators still lagging behind pre-pandemic levels.  

With today’s global challenges—including renewed armed conflicts, democratic backsliding, and rising authoritarianism—democratic institutions, individual liberties, prosperity, and well-being are under threat.  

Join us for the launch of the 2024 Indexes on June 25 at the Atlantic Council headquarters in Washington, DC. 


4:30 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.       Welcoming remarks


  • Dan Negrea, senior director, Freedom and Prosperity Center
  • Michael Fisch, founder and CEO, American Securities; chairman advisory council, Freedom and Prosperity Center
  • Frederick Kempe, president and chief executive officer, Atlantic Council

4:40 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.       Freedom and prosperity trends around the world


  • Nina Dannaoui, associate director, Freedom and Prosperity Center

4:50 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.       Key findings from the 2024 Freedom and Prosperity Indexes 


  • Joseph Lemoine, director, Freedom and Prosperity Center
  • Ignacio Campomanes, resident fellow, Center for International Development, Navarra University, Spain; senior advisor, Freedom and Prosperity Center

5:00 p.m. – 5:05 p.m.      Human interest stories – reform grant program


5:05 p.m. – 5:25 p.m.      Fireside chat with Keith Kellogg


  • Keith Kellogg, former national security advisor to the president and vice president of the United States 

Moderated by

  • Dan Negrea, senior director, Freedom and Prosperity Center

5:25 p.m. – 5:35 p.m.       Break

5:35 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.       From global to local: Regional trends in freedom and prosperity


  • Kelley Currie, nonresident senior fellow, Freedom and Prosperity Center 
  • Dave Peterson, senior director for external affairs, National Endowment for Democracy  
  • Dave McFarland, principal deputy assistant secretary of state for international organization affairs, US Department of State   

Moderated by

  • Anna Gawel, Managing Editor, Devex 

6:00 p.m. – 6:25 p.m.       The path to prosperity: Evaluating development models


  • Manisha Singh, principal, Sunstone Strategy Group
  • Suhail Khan, senior director for external affairs, Microsoft Corporation
  • Alicia Phillips Mandaville, vice president, Department of Policy and Evaluation, Millenium Challenge Corporation
  • Adam Millsap, senior fellow and director, Stand Together Trust


  • John Simon, senior adviser (non-resident), Project on Prosperity and Development, Center for Strategic and International Studies

6:25 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.       Closing remarks


6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.       Reception


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