Tuesday 23 January 2024


5.30 – 6.30pm (Online)

5.30 – 7.30pm (In person)


Blavatnik School of Government / Online via Zoom


2024 will see billions across the world participate in the democratic process of electing their governing representatives, including in countries such as the US, India and potentially the UK. But as we watch democratic values in every region of the
world being eroded by authoritarianism, disinformation, and populism, how we can be certain about the integrity of our democratic institutions? What are the consequences for global security, or for cooperation in areas such as the global climate
crisis? How can we defend democracy?

We are delighted to invite you to join a panel of experts as they discuss ‘Democracy Under Assault’ online or in person at the Blavatnik School in Oxford. You will have an opportunity to put questions to the panel and join a drinks reception following
the discussion.


In person - £15 each

Online - free


Tom Fletcher, Principal of Hertford College. Tom was previously the foreign policy adviser to three UK Prime Ministers (2007-11) and the UK’s Ambassador to Lebanon
(2011-15). He recently authored a BBC Radio 4 series on ‘The Battle for Liberal Democracy’.

Speakers from the Blavatnik School of Government:

Calum Miller, Senior Fellow of Practice in Public Management

Maya Tudor, Associate Professor of Government and Public Policy

Ẹniọlá Ṣóyẹmí, Departmental Lecturer in Political Philosophy and Public Policy