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.

After a few bruising years for democracy around the world, there are signs of strength and resilience.  The 2023 Forum will explore the ongoing challenges to democratic processes and the healthy responses we have seen in some parts of the world.

As was done in 2022, Forum topics will be organized under three pillars: regional case studies, “rethinking” key issues, and practical and innovative new tools. Topics to be considered include:

Regional Spotlights

U.S. and China: One Step Forward?
The Long View on Ukraine
The Good Fight in Africa


Finance: How Capitalism Fuels Autocracy
Agriculture: Food as a Weapon
Security: When Threats are Invisible

Tools for Democracy

The Digital Agora
Money to Play With
Youth Beyond Lip Service

Call for Nominations for 2023

Information about our participation in the 2022 Forum can be found at the Youth Democracy Forum site.

2023 Call for Nominations – Students from schools in the Global Liberal Arts Alliance are selected through a competitive process, with up to two students per campus being nominated.

2023 Student Application – Full-time undergraduate students enrolled at an Alliance institution are eligible. Applications must go through your campus’ internal selection process.