Athens Democracy Forum

Since 2017, the Global Liberal Arts Alliance has partnered with Deree-The American College of Greece to participate in the annual Athens Democracy Forum held in Athens, Greece. The Forum is organized by the Democracy and Culture Foundation, in association with the New York Times.

The theme for 2022, “A Decade of Democracy: What Now?”, explores setbacks democracies have faced after what looked like good news from many corners of the world a decade ago. Forum sessions addressing this will include: A Decade of Democracy in China and Russia, Poland, Tunisia, and the United States; Rethinking Work: Life in the Metaverse; Rethinking Media: Truth Sayers and Nay Sayers; Rethinking the Planet: Climate Change and Gender Inequalities; Rethinking Capitalism: Finance’s Big Bang. In addition, panels, tutorials, and workshops will emphasize the “Do” part of the Think-Talk-Do impact chain.

Information from previous years can be found at Youth Democracy Forum.

Students from schools in the Global Liberal Arts Alliance are selected through a competitive process. Please see the 2022 Athens Democracy Forum Call for Nominations for information on how to apply.