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As the world enters a new era of strategic competition, the transatlantic community will need to work closely to drive a new global agenda and advance a rules-based international order. China has grown more confident, and Russia more aggressive. Authoritarianism is resurgent, while democracies face critical challenges both at home and abroad. The purpose of this event is to discuss ways that the United States, Europe, and Canada can advance shared priorities and revitalize the most powerful democratic community in modern history.

The event will take place on Thursday, July 15, from 9:00am – 12:00pm EDT. The event will be entirely virtual, and participants will receive a link to participate via Zoom upon submitting their RSVP. Make your voice heard on Twitter using the hashtag #DemocraticOrder.

The Atlantic Council is pleased to partner with Global Affairs Canada to organize this event.

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Opening Remarks

Amb. Paula Dobriansky
Vice Chair, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
Atlantic Council

Patricia Peña
Director General of Foreign Policy
Global Affairs Canada

Keynote Discussion

Amb. Philip Reeker
Acting Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs
US Department of State

Doug Saunders
International Affairs Columnist at Globe and Mail and Richard Von Weizsacker Fellow
Robert Bosch Academy

Panel discussion 1: Challenges and opportunities of transatlantic renewal

Erik Brattberg
Director of the Europe Program
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Joan DeBardeleben
Chancellor’s Professor
Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, Carleton University

Amb. Daniel Fried
Distinguished Fellow
Atlantic Council

Luiza ch. Savage
Executive Director of Editorial Initiatives at Politico and Fellow
Canadian Global Affairs Institute

Panel discussion 2: Engaging democracies in Asia and beyond

Sophia Gaston
British Foreign Policy Group

Ash Jain
Director for Democratic Order
Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council

Jonathan Berkshire Miller
Director & Senior Fellow
Indo-Pacific Program, Macdonald Laurier Institute

Ben Judah
Nonresident Senior Fellow
Atlantic Council

Panel discussion 3: Canada’s role in transatlantic relations

Bruce Jones
Director of the Foreign Policy Program
Brookings Institution

David Reed
British Deputy High Commissioner to Canada

Ben Roswell
President and Research Director
Canadian International Council

Maureen Boyd
Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and Senior Fellow
Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University

Concluding Remarks

Matthew Kroenig
Deputy Director
Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council

Patricia Peña
Director General of Foreign Policy
Global Affairs Canada

The Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security works to develop sustainable, nonpartisan strategies to address the most important security challenges facing the United States and the world.