Guest Host: Rebecca Roberts

Four years ago, President George W. Bush made democracy promotion the centerpiece of his second inaugural address. Today, the future of the “Freedom Agenda” is unclear. We examine the state of democracy in regions across the world, and consider what changes are likely in the Obama era.


  • Thomas Melia Deputy Executive Director, Freedom House; also Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
  • Todd Moss Senior Fellow and Director of the Emerging Africa Project, Center for Global Development; author, "African Development: Making Sense of the Issue and Actors" (Lynne Rienner); former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Africa, State Department

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