Global Ethics Day Special Event: On the Frontlines of Democracy

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

This event is being conducted virtually through Zoom webinar and YouTube Live.

This event is being conducted virtually through Zoom and YouTube Live. To join the webinar on Zoom, please click here. To watch the livestream on YouTube, visit

Whether it's rigging elections in Hong Kong, arresting activists in Venezuela, restricting voting access in the U.S., silencing the opposition in Belarus, or censorship in Burma, there can be no doubt that democracy is under assault.

The perception of democracy or the democracy "brand" has also taken a significant hit in recent years. Particularly concerning is the fact that young people are not immune to this trend: 55 percent of Millennials globally say they are dissatisfied with democracy. Autocrats and populist leaders have seized on this moment of weakness to further attack democratic norms, diminish institutions, and silence dissent. Despite these troubling trends, there are many citizen activists working tirelessly to support democracy in their home countries and abroad.

This Global Ethics Day (October 20, 2021) at 12:00pm ET, Carnegie Council invites you to attend a special virtual event to hear directly from those fighting on the frontlines to uphold and strengthen democracy. The panel will also discuss how ethical actions by individual citizens can help to support and revitalize democracy across the globe. 

You can register for the event here. We hope that you will join us for this critical conversation and Q&A on Global Ethics Day so that together we can empower ethics!


  • Nathan Law, Hong Kong democratic activist and former legislator
  • Wai Hnin Pwint Thon, senior advocacy officer, Burma Campaign UK
  • Alfredo Romero, president, Foro Penal
  • Franak Viačorka, senior advisor to Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, leader of democratic Belarus
  • Joel Rosenthal, president, Carnegie Council


  • Jennifer Williams, deputy editor, Foreign Policy



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