Report on “Democracy at Risk? -Summary of an International Conference on Challenges Facing Democracies”

On December 11, 2023, the RAND Corporation released a report of an international conference on challenges facing democracies, “Democracy at Risk?” in which Professor Maiko Ichihara of the Graduate School of Law participated. Against the backdrop of concerns about the declining trend of global democracies and the increasing loss of traction of allied efforts to support democracy, the RAND Corporation’s Center for Global Risk and Security convened an international expert conference on democracy and governance programming in Washington, D.C., on May 4-5, 2023, and summarizes the major findings of the conference in this report. The conference aimed to reassess existing approaches to international democracy support. Professor Ichihara appeared in two panels, “Allied Democracy Programming: What’s Working, What’s Not?” and “What Is the Health and Prognosis of Allied Democracies?