Posts tagged democracy
5 Lessons on How to Fix America's Broken Political System (from the Unrig Summit)

America’s political system is fundamentally broken. Here are 5 takeaways from the Unrigh the System Summit 2019 about how we can fix it.

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Oct, Nov, and Dec ICYMI Roundups

Short takeaways from our key events in October, November, and December. 

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Defending Democracy: Lessons from Around the World

American democratic values and norms are facing unprecedented threats. In response, Global Integrity, the Open Gov Hub and the Sunlight Foundation (with support from the Omidyar Network) are launching a new program, in collaboration with Transparency International - Defending Democracy: Lessons from Around the World.

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Recap: How China Escaped the Poverty Trap

Last Thursday September 14th, we at Global Integrity and the Open Gov Hub were pleased to host Professor Yuen Yuen Ang for an event about her groundbreaking bookHow China Escaped the Poverty Trap. This was accompanied by a rich panel discussion with commentators Edouard Al-Dahdah from the World Bank and Shanthi Kalathil from the National Endowment for Democracy.

Ang’s book has begun to make waves in our field (see book reviews from Yongmei ZhouMichael WoolcockLant Pritchett, and Duncan Green),  and we were excited to convene a discussion to help continue the conversation forward.

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5 Insights on How China Lifted 800 Million People out of Poverty

After a bit of a summer break, things are back in full swing here at the Open Gov Hub!

We're looking forward to many things this fall, including an impressive lineup of events this season, kicking off this Thursday, September 14th with How China Escaped the Poverty Trap: Exploring the Relationship between Governance and Economic Development.

Here are 5 reasons why we are especially looking forward to this week's special book talk and panel event.

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Seeking Global Lessons for US Democracy

Some current challenges to American democracy are unprecedented, and require a collaborative and globally contextualized effort to understand risks and help prevent the erosion of foundational democratic norms and values.

This is why Global Integrity, the Sunlight Foundation and the Open Gov Hub recently convened a small, diverse group of US and international democracy experts to brainstorm how to best help provide relevant international experiences to strengthen the critical efforts of American democracy advocates.

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