Tuesday 23 January 2024


6 - 7pm (Online)

6 - 8pm (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 were delighted to invite alumni to join a panel of experts as they discussed ‘Democracy Under Assault’ at the Blavatnik School of Government in Oxford. 

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

This event was recorded and is available to view via My Oxford Online +.