Freedom in the World 2014 Launch

Freedom House and Johns Hopkins – School of Advanced International Studies invite you to the launch of Freedom in the World 2014, the 40th edition of Freedom House’s annual country by country assessment of political and civil rights. This event will feature an in-depth discussion of advances and setbacks in freedom over the past year and the challenges these trends pose for American foreign policy.

Breakfast will be served beginning at 8:30am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Ruth Wedgewood, Edward B. Burling Chair in International Law and Diplomacy, Johns Hopkins – School of Advanced International Studies and Vice Chair, Freedom House

David J. Kramer, President, Freedom House

Overview of Freedom in the World 2014 Findings

Arch Puddington, Vice President for Research, Freedom House

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Hala Gorani, “International Desk” Anchor, CNN


Evan Osnos, China correspondent, The New Yorker

Michele Dunne, Senior Associate, Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and board member of the National Endowment for Democracy.

Thursday, January 23. 9:00 – 10:30 AM

Paul H. Nitze Building

1740 Massachusetts Ave, NW

Washington, DC 20036.

Watch the live stream of the launch here

Follow on twitter @freedomhousedc and join the converstaion using hastag #FIW

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